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Even a Cat 4 Hurricane Can’t Stop This South County City – with Vinicia “Vinnie” Mascarenhas, North Port Economic Development Division | Episode 120
Episode 12030th March 2023 • Sarasota Stories • Bob Williams
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It's clear that the state of Florida has the wind at its back. Of course, we got way too much wind when hurricane Ian left a path of destruction for so many back in September of last year.

But one local community that got bludgeoned by Ian is bouncing back in a big way to become the second fastest-growing city in the entire nation.

I'm very pleased to welcome Vinnie Mascarenhas - Interim Manager of the Economic Development Division (EDD) at the City of North Port.

In this episode, you'll learn...

  • One thing most people don't know about Vinnie
  • How Vinnie's department helps current and future businesses prosper in North Port
  • The tremendous utility expansion the city going through to support all the growth
  • Stories that will warm your heart of how North Port came together after hurricane Ian
  • ... and much... much... more!

Thank you for listening in today as it is my hope you will listen ... learn ... and connect!

Vinnie Mascarenhas is the Interim Manager of the Economic Development Division at the City of North Port, Florida. With over 20 years of experience working at local, state, and federal levels of government and in the private sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the City's Economic Development Division. 

Vinnie works to provide businesses with resources and actively marketing North Port, recently named the 2nd fastest-growing City in the United States, to new business and development opportunities. 

Under her leadership, the Economic Development Division works to ensure North Port has a thriving economy and remains hugely attractive to anyone looking to locate or relocate their business to the Southwest Florida region.








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