Ruth is the Economic Development Manager for Manatee County. She is responsible for developing, managing, and executing strategies and programs to retain, expand and attract businesses to Manatee County. Some of the projects she is involved in are the 200,000 SF Amazon fulfillment center, and the expansions of IMG Academy, Safran Power, and other contract manufacturers in the aerospace and specialized manufacturing sectors. Other sectors that she helped expand are logistics and light industrial, health science, sports development, and tourism and retail.
25: From Top to the Bottom: Economic Development in Manatee County Florida with Ruth Buchanan and Che Barnett
October 25th, 2021 | 44 mins
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Ruth Buchanan is the Economic Development Manager, and Che Barnett is a Redevelopment Coordinator for Manatee County, Florida. There, they work together to build the local economy from the top and the bottom.