1. In April, Sarasota County decided to enter an agreement with short-term rental platform Airbnb, which differs from the decision made by Manatee County. The agreement with Sarasota County is a part of Airbnb’s initiative to get counties across Florida on board.
  2. After the 2008 financial crisis, Bradenton tied with Miami for bank failures.
  3. Most of the U.S. housing market has a decreasing inventory. Bradenton’s housing market saw overall growth, but not for everyone of every income bracket.
  4. Ask the state for money, and you shall receive. If not, ask again. That’s the plan for the Nathan Benderson Park boat house. The Manatee County Tourist Development Council agreed to update the construction timeline after the park couldn’t come up with matching funds.