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.

Ruth Buchanan has been a guest on 1 episode.