Top 3% Best City to Start a Small Business

2nd Fastest Growing City in the U.S.

Best City for Young Entrepreneurs

On November 15, the City welcomed 58 new North Port businesses from the last fiscal quarter in an inaugural event at City Hall – the Quarterly Business Welcome. With the ‘snip’ of some oversized scissors, business owners were officially welcomed into the City by staff, dignitaries, and partner organizations, all there to provide support and resources.

“Despite the damage caused by Hurricane Ian, our City is still growing and remains hugely attractive to new businesses,” Jerome Fletcher, North Port City Manager, said in his welcoming remarks. “Thank you for bringing your business to North Port and improving our quality of life.”

New Businesses in North Port, FL

Numerous community partner organizations came out to greet and network with our City’s new business owners, including the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County (EDC), SCORE Mentors, Florida SBDC at USF, CareerSource Suncoast, and the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce.

Key connections were forged around local, regional, and state resources available to businesses to help ensure success as they set out into the North Port market. The City looks forward to continuing this tradition, empowering our local business owners to utilize the network around them and prosper. If you want to browse the event’s photos, follow the link below.