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Our mission is to foster and encourage positive and measurable economic development through entrepreneurial thinking, collaboration and innovation.

 

North Port EDC is a private non-profit corporation.

Letter from the Chairman

I am proud to report that our ACTION Vision/Initiatives are moving forward. I am always asked how do you implement the Vision Initiatives plan, what comes first, who does what, and can we add this or that?

The answer to all of the above is awareness of where you want to go. Our Vision/Initiatives plan is just that. It focuses our attention on the future. It focuses our attention on the resources we need. It focuses our attention on what we see North Port becoming.

So much of economic development is relationships and we understand that by creating a forum for discussion someone will know someone who will know someone who wants to do the project.

The reason we continue to grow with innovative thinking is because we engage people and are open to the possibilities. But you need to keep your focus or you can easily lose your way in the complex world of economic development.

Education is a cornerstone to our vision. Knowing the workforce we have, understanding the workforce we need, and defining the skill sets needed to meet todays jobs and future jobs requires a dedicated team. Creating those jobs and hiring the employees who are trained in them requires an involved business community. We are committed to engaging the education and business community to ensure that we have the best trained workforce.

We have accomplished a great deal, as a private non-profit 501(c)6 corporation, without government funding.Today we are financially viable, although we are still looking for memberships and investment to continue funding our organization and promoting economic development for North Port and our region. Be sure to check out the information on this website for membership and investment opportunities.

Our mission is to foster and encourage positive and measurable economic development through entrepreneurial thinking, collaboration and innovation. We do that by surrounding ourselves with business and community leaders who share our vision and passion to make North Port a strong, economically viable community.

2013 was an exciting year and I look forward to all the opportunity in store for us. Opportunities that will ensure a strong economic future providing quality jobs and educational resources, while bringing people together and building a mind set in North Port where you can achieve anything.

And how can we miss with all the great support and leadership we have in our members and on our board.

Peter Bartolotta
Chair, North Port Economic Development Corporation

 

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