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Kathy Baylis and Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation
Sarasota Thursday, May. 26, 2011 5 years ago

Baylis admirers cheer her accomplishments

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by: The Observer Staff

The Economic Development Foundation of Sarasota County hosted a retirement reception Tuesday, May 24, at Laurel Oak Country Club, for Kathy Baylis, founding president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County. Local business leaders and city officials attended the reception.

Baylis’ accomplishments include: creating a film and entertainment office, which has facilitated hundreds of productions that generated $13.6 million in economic impact; initiating the Economic Gardening Program to improve technical support for local businesses; and helping create the SMART program that speeds permitting for companies that are expanding or relocating to Sarasota County.

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