Longboat Key may become home to Canadian technology company office

County Commission Vice Chairman Christian Ziegler.

A Canadian tech company is planning to establish its U.S. headquarters on Longboat Key, which will bring dozens of high-wage jobs to Sarasota County.

The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County is not revealing the name of the company at this time, but a county document notes that the company “provides video creators a way to host, manage, distribute and create feeds and monetize their online content.”

“To be able to have a U.S. headquarters on Longboat Key, I think that’s pretty unique, and it’s a unique opportunity,” Commissioner Christian Ziegler said at Tuesday’s County Commission meeting.

The business has identified an 8,400-square-foot facility in Sarasota County to lease for five years, according to a county document.

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