En-Vision America Inc., an advanced manufacturing and technology company, located sales and administrative functions to Palmetto in Manatee County, Florida.
The company purchased a 10,000-square-foot facility at 825 4th St. W. in Palmetto. The business qualified for Downtown Commercial Core incentives from the Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency, including an estimated $7,000 base and $14,750 in bonus incentives if certain targets are met.
“Our research and development team continues to advance our products, which is driving growth at the company,” said David Raistrick, En-Vision America Vice President. “We were attracted by Manatee County’s excellent business climate and desirable quality of life. The City of Palmetto welcomed us, and the Bradenton Area EDC connected us to the resources we needed to establish our facility and develop our local workforce.”
“En-Vision America is another example of an innovative company related to the region’s emerging life sciences sector. This growing company creates technologies associated with improving the lives and protecting the health of visually impaired individuals, and manufactures related devices,” said Sharon Hillstrom, President/CEO of the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp., whose team connected the company to the City of Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency and to CareerSource Suncoast.
“En-Vision America, our newest City of Palmetto corporate partner will help our local economy with new jobs and a growing tax base,” said Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, “they should help spur even more private investment and encourage our local restaurants and businesses."