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Businesses are the backbone of every community and the City of North Port recognizes the importance of its local business community. This is why the City places strong emphasis on offering programs for business owners to allow them to thrive.

Some programs are offered by the City of North Port. Others are offered by area partners.

Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
Offered countywide, this program is designed to encourage new businesses to relocate to Sarasota and the City of North Port.

Economic Development Strategic Plan
The Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) is the community's guide in relation to economic development.

Façade Improvement Program
Businesses in a targeted area along U.S. 41 in North Port are invited to apply for a grant program through the City of North Port and Sarasota County to improve their façade, thus improving property values.

Green Business Partnership
The Green Business Partnership (GBP) is a County-sponsored program that encourages environmental stewardship and recognizes businesses that make an extra effort to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

SEED Incentive Program
This is a Sarasota County program related to being a Sustainable Energy Economic District and there are many benefits to local businesses through this designation.

Lunch and Learn Series
Offered by the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, the Lunch and Learn series is for business owners to enjoy a free lunch and training on various topics to enhance their business strategy.