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Setting Up A Business In Venice, Florida

October 1st, 2019

The city of Venice is located on Florida’s west coast, approximately 20 miles south of Sarasota and 60 miles away from Fort Myers. Administratively, Venice is part of Sarasota County and has a permanent population of over 22,000 people, although this figure increases during the winter months, when many snowbirds move to the city temporarily.

Key Industries and Employers in Venice, Florida

In its origins, the city’s economy relied on agriculture, fishing, and trade, but currently Venice has a diverse economy that has so far been able to weather the global economic downturn. The largest industries are healthcare and educational services, followed by retail, trade, accommodation and food services, finance, insurance, and manufacturing. Tourism and recreation are also essential to Venice’s economy due to the city’s seaside location and proximity to several natural reserves.

Key employers in Venice include manufacturing firms PGT Industries, which was named one of Florida’s best employers by Forbes (with over 2,800 employees) and Tervis Tumbler, Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Bon Secours Venice Healthcare, and Publix Supermarkets.

Venice has seen a marked increase in the job market over this last year (2019) of 2.6%, with only a slightly lower unemployment rate (3.3%) than in the rest of the US (3.9%). Predictions show future job growth over the next decade to be just over 42%. Venice resident’s average income comes in at just under $40,000 a year, which is higher than the average income across the US and currently stands at just under $30,000 annually. Read the rest of this entry »

The Ten Most Popular Hotels in Florida

June 20th, 2012

Tempo Miami
Tempo fashions itself as a “Rock Resort” of sorts, and it lives up to that name. All of the luxury furnishings are designed with a more modern, vibrant look than other hotels in Florida. Here, there is an emphasis on sleek designs, and the awesome Rock Resort Spa, located directly on the premises. The Tempo is a five star hotel, yet has a number of options that can suit most budgets.

Hilton Bently
This is a hotel that definitely has the luxury traveler in mind. The hotel is comprised entirely of suites, with different types of suites available for different budgets. The rooms are all furnished with European furnishings, and there is a lot of Italian marble throughout the building. The big reason for the popularity of the Hilton Bently is its proximity to everything you could ever want to see on Miami Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Orlando’s Top Ten Corporate Retreats

June 13th, 2012

InnerWork Team Expeditions
InnerWork has been providing great corporate retreat options for quite some time now, and they offer the most customizable trip of any in the Orlando area. Your retreat can be shifted and geared toward the exact principles you’re trying to get across through sending your employees to a retreat in the first place. This control over the value of the trip is a big part of why InnerWork is so successful.

Marywood Retreat and Conference Center
This is an interesting place to consider for your corporate retreat, especially if you are a corporation with a faith-based mission statement. The interesting thing about Marywood Retreat and Conference Center is that it allows you to have a relaxing, team-building experience in a beautiful setting that comes with a gentle guidance of religious faith. This may not be the perfect choice for everyone, but it is definitely something to consider. Read the rest of this entry »