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Title: The economy of Manatee and Sarasota counties
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Title: The economy of Manatee and Sarasota counties
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    Title Page
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    Table of Contents
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    List of Figures
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        Page v
    List of Tables
        Page vi
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    Introduction
        Page 1
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    Population and income
        Page 3
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    Employment and unemployment
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    Retail sales and tourism development tax proceeds
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    Commercial and recreational fisheries
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    Conclusion
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    Reference
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    Bibliography
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    Appendix A: population and income
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    Appendix B: employment and unemployment
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    Appendix C: retail sales and tourism development tax proceeds
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    Appendix D: commercial and recreational fisheries
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THE ECONOMY OF MANATEE AND SARASOTA COUNTIES


By

Effie Philippakos
Alan W. Hodges
David Mulkey
Charles M. Adams


Abstract

This report is intended to characterize the economies of Manatee and Sarasota
Counties as part of a larger project assessing the economic impacts of Red Tide
events in the two-county region. The overall size and seasonal variations in the
economies of Manatee and Sarasota Counties were evaluated in order to provide
baseline information necessary to gauge the importance of possible changes
resulting from Red Tide events in these areas. This report reveals that the
Manatee and Sarasota County region is a tourist-dependent economy subject to
seasonal variations. Both counties experienced declines in recreational and
commercial fishing, although commercial and recreational vessel registrations did
rise. Additionally, the two-county region exhibited a 65.6% growth in population
and a 147% increase in personal income between 1980 and 1995.

Key Words: Employment, Fisheries, Income, Manatee County, Population,
Retail Sales, Sarasota County, Tourism, Unemployment.

Acknowledgments: Graduate student research assistant Richard Valentine
aided in the data compilation for this paper.

Staff papers are circulated without formal review by the Food and Resource
Economics Department. Content is the sole responsibility of the authors.



Food and Resource Economics Department
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240












TABLE OF CONTENTS

page

LIST OF FIGURES ....................................................................... ...... iii

LIST OF TABLES .................................................. ....................v

INTRODUCTION ................................................................... 1

PO PU LATIO N A N D IN C O M E ................................................................................................. 3

EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT................. .............................................10

RETAIL SALES AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT TAX PROCEEDS..............................16

COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHING ............................................ .................24

C O N C L U S IO N S ......................................................................................................................... 3 2

R E F E R E N C E .............................................................................................................................. 3 5

D A T A S O U R C E S ....................................................................................................................... 3 6

APPENDIX A: POPULATION AND INCOME................................................... .................37

APPENDIX B: EMPLOYMENT ANDUNEMPLOYMENT ................................ .................43

APPENDIX C: RETAIL SALES AND TOURISM DEVELOPMENT TAX
PRO CEEDS ............................................................................... ...... 47

APPENDIX D: COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHERIES................................50












LIST OF FIGURES


Figure page



1-1 Population of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1980-2000. ........................3...

1-2 Population of Persons Aged 65 and Over in Manatee and
S arasota C counties, 1980-2000 ................................................ .................4...

1-3 Per-Capita Personal Income in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
Florida and the United States, 1980-97.................................. .................5...

1-4 Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in
M a nate e C o u nty 19 8 0 ............................................................. ................. 7

1-5 Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in
M a nate e C o u nty 19 9 7 ............................................................. ................. 7

1-6 Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in
S a ra sota C o u nty 19 8 0 ............................................................ ................. 9

1-7 Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in
S a ra sota C o u nty 19 9 7 ............................................................ ................. 9

2-1 Employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-98........................10

2-2 Average Monthly Employment in Manatee and Sarasota
C o unties, 1996 -9 8 .......................................... ............... .. ........ .... 11

2-3 Employment by Industry in Manatee County, 1980................................... 13

2-4 Employment by Industry in Manatee County, 1997................................... 13

2-5 Employment by Industry in Sarasota County, 1980 ................................... 14

2-6 Employment by Industry in Sarasota County, 1997 ................................... 14

2-7 Unemployment Rates in the United States, Florida, Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1980-98 ...................................................... .. 15












Figure


3-1 Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales in Manatee and
S arasota C counties, 1989-98 .................................................... .................. 16

3-2 Average Monthly Gross Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
1 9 9 4 -9 8 ......................................................................................................... . 1 7

3-3 Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales in Manatee County
b y T y p e 1 9 9 8 ......................................................................... ............... 1 9

3-4 Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales in Sarasota County
b y T y p e 19 9 8 ........................................................ ................. . ............. 19

3-5 Taxable Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1989-98 ............20

3-6 Average Monthly Taxable Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1994-98 ............................................ .......... ...... .......... .... 2 1

3-7 Taxable Retail Sales in Manatee County by Type, 1998............................23

3-8 Taxable Retail Sales in Sarasota County by Type, 1998 ...........................23

3-9 Tourism Development Tax Proceeds in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1992-97 ............................................ .................. .......... .... 24

4-1 Volume of Commercial Fisheries Landings in Manatee
and Sarasota C counties, 1985-98 ......................................... .................. 25

4-2 Value of Commercial Fisheries Landings in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1985-98 ............................................. ............ .............. ..... 26

4-3 Number of Commercial Boat Registrations in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1990-99 ............................................ ............ ................... .. 27

4-4 Number of Recreational Boat Registrations in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1990-99 ........................................... .......... ........................ 28


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Figure page

4-5 Number of Freshwater Fishing Licenses Distributed in Manatee and
C o u ntie s 19 9 0 -96 ............................................. .............. .... ........ ..... 2 9

4-6 Number of Freshwater Recreational Licenses Distributed in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties During 1995-96 and Number of Recreational
Saltwater Licenses Distributed in Manatee and Sarasota Counties
during 1998-99 ............................................... ............. ... .............. ... 30

4-7 Saltwater Products License Distributions in Manatee and Sarasota
C o u ntie s, 19 8 5 -9 8 ............................................. .............. .... ........ ..... 3 1











LIST OF TABLES


Table page


A-1 Population Characteristics of Florida, Manatee and Sarasota
C o u ntie s, 19 8 0 -2 0 0 0 ............................................................... ................. 3 7

A-2 Population of Persons Aged 65 and Over in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties and Percentage Change in Population, 1980-2000 .............37

A-3 Population of Municipalities and Metropolitan Statistical Area of
Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1980-95........................ .................. 38

A-4 Population in Manatee and Sarasota Counties by Sex, Race and
Ethnicity, 1980-2000 ......................................... .............. ..... .................. 39

A-5 Per-Capita Personal Income of Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
Florida and the United States, 1980-97 ............................. .................. 40

A-6 Total Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Major
Industry ($ m millions) in Manatee County, 1980-97 ....................................41

A-7 Total Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Major
Industry ($ m millions) in Sarasota County, 1980-97....................................42

B-1 Employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-98 .......................43

B-2 Average Monthly Employment in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1996-98 ............................................... .......... ...... .......... .... 44

B-3 Unemployment Rates in the United States, Florida, and Manatee and
S arasota C counties, 1980-95 ................................................. ................... 45

B-4 Employment by Industry Sector in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
1980-97 and Percentage of Total for 1997 Industry Employment ...........46












Table


C-1 Annual Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales for Commercial
Industrial Groupings ($ millions) in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1989-98 ............................................... .......... ...... .......... .... 47

C-2 Annual Taxable Retail Sales for Commercial Industrial Groupings
($ millions) in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1989-98 ......................48

C-3 Average Monthly Gross and Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1994-98 ($ 1000s)................................................... ................... 49

C-4 Tourism Development Tax Revenues in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1992-97 ($ 1000's) ................................................ ................... 49

D-1 Value of Commercial Fisheries Landings in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, A ll S species, 1985-98 .............................................. .................. 50

D-2 Volume of Commercial Fisheries Landings (Lbs.) in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, All Species, 1985-98 ..............................................50

D-3 Number of Commercial Boat Registrations in Manatee and Sarasota
C counties, 1990-99 .............................................. .......... .... .......... .... 5 1

D-4 Number of Recreational Boat Registrations in Manatee and Sarasota
C o u n tie s 1 9 9 0 -9 9 ............................................................ ......................... 5 1

D-5 Number of Recreational Freshwater Fishing Licenses Distributed
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-96........................................52

D-6 Number of Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licenses Distributed in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1998-99 ............................................52

D-7 Number of Saltwater Products Fishing Licenses Distributed in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1985-98 ............................................53


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INTRODUCTION


The Red Tide phenomenon is a naturally occurring, harmful algal bloom

that takes place in coastal waterways. Although Red Tide events have been

recorded in areas remote from human influence, the incidence of Red Tide

events has risen following the growth of human populations. Red Tide events

are recorded on a near-annual basis in Florida. Although the exact cause of Red

Tide is unknown, one theory suggests that Red Tide is associated with human

activities involving pollutant leaching into coastal waterways from agricultural

waste runoff, phosphate detergents, human waste, organic wastes and toxic

metal effluent associated with industry, which may provide for disruption of

natural estuarine circulation (Steidinger et al., 1999). The impacts of Red Tide

events are detrimental as they contribute to human respiratory irritation, as well

as fish, bird and animal mortality. Economic losses are suggested to result

(Boesch et al., 1997). These economic losses may include reduced tourism

revenues, commercial fisheries losses, clean-up expenses and health costs.

This report is intended to characterize the economies of Manatee and

Sarasota Counties as part of a larger project assessing the economic impacts of

Red Tide events in the two-county region. This report will emphasize the

economic attributes of Manatee and Sarasota Counties pertinent to an economic

impact analysis of Red Tide events in the region. Special attention is given to

related statistics on general demographics, retail sales, and the tourism and

fisheries industries in Manatee and Sarasota Counties because these latter












sectors of the local economy may be particularly vulnerable to Red Tide events.

The analysis is intended to evaluate the overall size and seasonal variations in

the local economy in order to provide baseline information necessary to gauge

the importance of possible changes resulting from Red Tide events.

This report will be divided into five primary sections. The first section

considers population and income trends in the Manatee and Sarasota County

region. Section 2 offers employment and unemployment statistics for the region,

and section 3 provides information on retail sales and tourism development tax

proceeds. Section 4 describes the commercial and recreational fisheries

industries in the region, and lastly, the appendix section contains more detailed

information on population and income, employment and unemployment, retail

sales and tourism development tax proceeds, and commercial and recreational

fisheries for the interested reader. The appendix section is subdivided according

to the four major data categories of this report.






Population and Income


TOTAL POPULATION


The populations of Manatee and Sarasota Counties have consistently risen
between 1980 and 2000 (Figure 1 -1). Throughout this twenty-year period, the
population of Sarasota County was greater than that of Manatee County. In 1980,
202,251 individuals inhabited Sarasota County and 148,442 individuals resided in
Manatee County. In 1995, population figures grew to 301,528 for Sarasota County and
233,160 for Manatee County. Population projections for the year 2000, estimated at
325,889 for Sarasota County and 254,990 for Manatee County, indicate a continuance
of this upward movement. Both counties exhibited comparable rates of growth in their
populations between 1980 and 2000 (61% for Sarasota County and 71% for Manatee
County). These county population growth rates are stronger than growth rates evident in
both Florida (56%) and the United States (21%) over the same twenty-year period.
Recently, the rate of growth in population for both counties has declined. Between 1990
and 1995, Sarasota County grew by 8.6% and between 1995 and 2000 this rate is
expected to drop to 8.1 %. Manatee County experienced a 10.1 % growth rate between
1990 and 1995, and a 9.4% anticipated growth rate between 1995 and 2000.



350,000-

300,000-

250,000-

200,000-
_r Manatee County
150000 Sarasota County
0a 150,000

100,000-

50,000 -

0-
1980 1985 1990 1995 2000
Year

Figure 1-1. Population of Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1980-2000.
(Florida Statistical Abstract).






Population and Income


SENIOR POPULATION

The senior population in Manatee and Sarasota Counties has been
steadily rising between 1980 and 1995 (Figure 1-2). Clearly Sarasota County
supports a greater number of senior-aged individuals. The number of seniors in
1980 was estimated at 40,156 for Manatee County and 60,609 for Sarasota
County. In 1995, 64,763 seniors resided in Manatee County and 98,994 seniors
inhabited Sarasota County. Population projections for the year 2000 further
support this rising trend. During the year 2000, 68,287 individuals aged 65 and
over are expected to live in Manatee County and 105,560 are projected to reside
in Sarasota County. Furthermore, the rate of growth in the senior populations of
Manatee and Sarasota Counties has surpassed senior population growth rates in
both Florida and the United States between 1980 and 2000. The United States
population growth rate during the twenty-year period is 35%, in Florida it is 62%,
in Manatee County it is 70% and in Sarasota County it is 74%. This trend
confirms that senior-aged individuals are comprising a greater portion of the total
population of Manatee and Sarasota Counties over time.

120,000

100,000 -

80,000 -
C -- Manatee County
o 60,000 -
S60,0 -- Sarasota County
o0
"E 40,000 -

20,000 -


1980 1985 1990 1995 2000
Year


Figure 1-2. Population of Persons Aged 65 and Over in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties (1980-2000. (Florida Statistical Abstract).






Population and Income


PER-CAPITA PERSONAL INCOME
Per-capita personal income in Manatee and Sarasota Counties has risen
consistently between 1980 and 1997 (Figure 1-3). Of the two counties, Sarasota
County exhibited the greatest level of per-capita income. In 1997 per-capita
personal income averaged approximately $36,000 in Sarasota County and
$27,000 in Manatee County. Between 1980 and 1997, per-capita personal
income levels in both counties exceeded levels in Florida and the United States.
Furthermore, per-capita income growth rates in both counties have risen over
time, surpassing per-capita personal income growth rates in both the United
States and Florida. Overall, per-capita personal income growth between 1980
and 1997 was 160% in Manatee County, 181% in Sarasota County, 149% in
Florida and 151% in the United States.


$40,000

$35,000 -

S$30,000 -
E
0
._ $25,000- Manatee County
m* Sarasota County
S$20,000 -
O ] Florida
a. $15,000- OE United States

a $10,000 -

$5,000 -

$0
1980 1990 1997
Year

Figure 1-3. Per-Capita Personal Income in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
Florida and the United States, 1980-97. (Regional Economic
Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department
of Commerce).






Population and Income


TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME-MANATEE COUNTY

Although total personal income in Manatee County has grown
considerably between 1980 and 1997, the relative importance of the total
personal income (TPI) components across industries and institutions has varied
slightly over this same time period (Figures 1 -4 and 1-5). The relative
contribution of the personal income components 'dividends, interest, rent' and
'transfer payments' has declined over the 17- year period. Transfer payments
accounted for 21% of total personal income in 1980 and 19% of TPI in 1997. In
1980, 34% of total personal income was comprised of dividends, interest and
rent. In 1997 this figure dropped to 29%. The dominance of the personal income
categories 'transfer payments' and 'dividends, interest and rent' in the Manatee
County economy is consistent with the growing migration of individuals aged 65
and over in the Manatee County region, as this demographic segment is
expected to hold considerable wealth in the form of investment income and
transfer payments.
Regarding industrial income sources, the services sector has the greatest
earnings in Manatee County in both 1980 and 1997. Additionally, the relative
importance of the services sector has increased considerably between both
years. In 1980, income accruing to the services sector represented 10% of TPI
in Manatee County and 23% of total personal income in 1997. The relative
importance of income in the remaining economic sectors has changed slightly
between 1980 and 1997. The relative contribution of income in the retail trade
and manufacturing sectors varied by one percentage point over the 17-year
period. Collectively the income category 'other' has declined in importance. In
1980 the 'other' category accounted for 20% of total personal income and 15% of
TPI in 1997. This five-percentage point reduction is attributed to the slightly
declining importance of the 'construction,' 'mining,' 'finance, insurance, real
estate' and 'transportation/public utilities sectors. The accumulation of these
events clearly indicates that the economy of Manatee County is adopting a
stronger services orientation.






Population and Income


TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME


Construction
5%


Urns./Pb t


Ag.
- Svcs.IFor.IFishlOther
(1%)
Mining (1%)


Wholesale Trade (2%)


Figure 1-4. Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in Manatee County, 1980.
(Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis,
Department of Commerce).


Ag. Svcs.IFor.IFish.IOther
(1%)


Transp.1 Public Utilities
(1%)


Construction
3%


Fin./Insur./Real Est.
2%


Figure 1-5. Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in Manatee County, 1997.
(Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic
Analysis, Department of Commerce).


7%
Manufac.

..........................
Transfer
r Payments 0 t he r
21% 20%

Dividends,
Interest, Rent
34%






Population and Income


TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME-SARASOTA COUNTY


The relative importance of total personal income components in Sarasota
County experienced minor changes between 1980 and 1997 despite a dramatic
increase in total personal income during the same time frame (Figures 1-6 and
1-7). Unlike Manatee County, the relative importance of the income categories
'dividends, interest and rent' and 'transfer payments' increased in 1997 as
compared to 1980. In 1980 dividends, interest and rent accounted for 39% of
total income and in 1997 they accounted for 42% of TPI in Sarasota County.
Transfer payments increased by one percentage point from 18% in 1980 to 19%
in 1997. These findings are consistent with the stronger growth rates in the
senior population of Sarasota County relative to Manatee County
(See Figure 1-2).
The services sector represented the most important industry in Sarasota
County both in 1980 and 1997. In 1980 income accruing to the services sector
accounted for 11 % of TPI and 16% of TPI in 1997. This rising trend indicates
that Sarasota County is becoming an increasingly services-oriented economy.
Retail trade between 1980 and 1997 dropped one percentage point from 7% in
1980 to 6% in 1997. The 'manufacturing' and 'other' sectors also declined in
economic importance. In 1980 income accruing to the manufacturing and 'other'
sectors categories constituted 4% and 20% of total personal income,
respectively. In 1997 these figures dropped to 6% for the manufacturing sector
and 15% in the 'other' sector category. The five-percentage point decrease in
the 'other' category is mainly attributed to declines in the construction, mining,
transportation/public utilities and government/government enterprise sectors.
The strongest decline in the 'other' income category was experienced by the
construction sector, which decreased from 6% in 1980 to 3% in 1997.





Population and Income


TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME


Manufacturing (4%)


Ag. Svcs.IFor.IFish.l(

Mining (1%)


STransp.IPub. Utilities (3
-- Wholesale Trade (2%)


Figure 1-6. Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in Sarasota County, 1980.
(Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis,
Department of Commerce).


Manufacturing (3%)


Ag. Svcs.IFor.IFish.IOther
10---t***o (0%)
M^ ^^^^|


Transp.1Pub. Utilities


% (1%)
Wholesale Trade (2%)


Figure 1-7. Total Personal Income by Industry and Institution in Sarasota
County, 1997. (Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of
Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce).


71
Construction
6%


Trade
6%

T Transfer
rn t'
rPayment's
r s
"0'0 _
9 Y(
Other
15%
Dividends,
Interest, Rent
42% iA


Retail
Trade
7%

T transfer
Y t
sf
rParyments
18%
Other
20%
Dividends,
I tnterest, Rent
39%


'






Employment and Unemployment


TOTAL EMPLOYMENT

Total employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties generally increased
between 1990 and 1998 (Figure 2-1). An exception to this trend involves a 1993
downward shift in bi-county employment, most likely the product of a national
recession in the early 1990s. Employment between 1992 and 1993 dropped by
3.7% in Manatee County and 4.3% in Sarasota County. In 1994 employment
increased, re-initiating an upward trend that persisted into 1998. Overall,
employment grew by 23% in Manatee County and by 19% in Sarasota County
between the years 1990 and 1998.


160,000

140,000 -

120,000

100,000

80,000 -

60,000

40,000

20,000

0 -


-*- Manatee County
-U- Sarasota County


C- N co)
M~ M
M~ M


'T iLO ( r- Co

Year


Figure 2-1. Employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-98. (Bureau
of Labor Statistics, Florida Department of Employment and Labor
Security).







Employment and Unemployment


AVERAGE MONTHLY EMPLOYMENT

Average monthly employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties was not

subject to wild fluctuations between 1996 and 1998 (Figure 2-2). Consistent with

figure 2-1, employment in Sarasota County was greater than employment in

Manatee County across all twelve months. Monthly employment figures ranged

from 106,000 to 112,000 in Manatee County and 133,000 to 142,000 in Sarasota

County. The low and high ranges of both counties occurred during January and

December, respectively. Fluctuations in average monthly employment were

similar in both Manatee and Sarasota Counties. These fluctuations reflected a

mild seasonal pattern where rising employment trends were evident during the

late autumn, winter and early spring seasons and stable trends during the rest of

the year.


160,000

140,000 -

120,000 -

100,000 -

E Manatee County
>% 80,000 -
0 -,--Sarasota County
E 60,000


40,000

20,000

0
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Month


Figure 2-2. Average Monthly Employment in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1996-98. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida
Department of Labor and Employment Security).






Employment and Unemployment


EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR

Following the rise in total employment in Manatee County (Figure 2-1), the
relative proportion of industrial employment has changed considerably between
1980 and 1997 (Figures 2-3 and 2-4). The most dramatic change was
experienced by the services sector. The services sector accounted for 23% of
industrial employment in 1980 and 48% in 1997. Among the remaining
industries, only the 'agricultural services, forestry, fishing, other' sector witnessed
an increase in its proportion of total employment from 2% in 1980 to 3% in 1997.
Employment proportions in the wholesale trade sector remained relatively
constant over the same 17-year period. The remaining industrial sectors
experienced a decline in their proportions of total employment. The majority of
these sectors witnessed a four or five percentage point reduction. Although the
dynamics of employment in Manatee County have changed, the services and
retail trade sectors dominated industrial employment both in 1980 and 1997. The
combined importance of both sectors has risen from 44% in 1980 to 64% in
1997.
The proportion of total industrial employment in Sarasota County changed
between the years 1980 and 1997 (Figures 2-5 and 2-6). The services sector
witnessed the most dramatic growth in employment proportions, estimated at
27% in 1980 and 47% in 1997. The 'agricultural services, forestry, fishing, other'
sector experienced a one percentage point growth to 2% during the same 17-
year period. The proportion of employment in the wholesale trade and retail
trade sectors did not vary. The remaining industrial sectors experienced declines
in their employment proportions ranging from 1% to 5% between 1980 and 1997.
The retail trade and services sectors continued to remain the dominant industries
in Sarasota County between 1980 and 1997. The proportion of employment for
both sectors grew from 49% in 1980 to 63% in 1997.




Employment and Unemployment


INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT IN MANATEE COUNTY
Ag. Svcs.,Forestry,FishinglOther (2%)
/
9%


Transp.IPublic Utilities (3%)
Wholesale Trade (3%)
Finance,
Insurance &


Figure 2-3. Employment by Industry in Manatee County, 1980. (Regional
Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US
Department of Commerce.


Construction
5%


-Wle ITa


Financellnsur.l
Real Estate
6%


Transp.IPub. Utilities
2%


Figure 2-4. Employment by Industry in Manatee County, 1997. (Regional
Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US
Department of Commerce.


7 Gov't &
G o Vt E 9nt.
8%
Services
48%
48%

F 'Se rvice ---- --
Retail Trade
16%6 e 00
LIL-


Ag. Svcs./For./Fish
3%





Employment and Unemployment


INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT IN SARASOTA COUNTY

Ag. Services/Forestry/Fishing/Othe (1%)r

1Mining (0.14%)


U ,ns./Pb


Figure 2-6. Employment by Industry in Sarasota County, 1980. (Regional Economic
Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of
Commerce.


Ag. ServiceslForestrylFishingl
Other (2%)



Manufacturing

Other

Finance ns ur.
10% 7%


Figure 2-6. Employment by Industry in Sarasota County, 1997. (Regional
Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US
Department of Commerce).






Employment and Unemployment


UNEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment rates in Manatee and Sarasota Counties have remained
consistently lower than unemployment rates in Florida and the United States
between 1980 and 1998 (Figure 2-7). Although the unemployment rates of both
counties increased slightly in 1985 relative to 1980, an overall declining trend in
unemployment prevails in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Unemployment
rates in Sarasota County have always been lower than rates in Manatee County.
However, the gap between both unemployment rates narrowed considerably in
1998. The 1998 unemployment rate was 2.6% in Manatee County and 2.5% in
Sarasota County, a .1 percentage point difference. Both Manatee and Sarasota
Counties experienced their lowest rates of unemployment in 1998 since 1980.


8.0% U Manatee County
Sarasota County
7.0% [I Florida
0 United States
6.0% -

S5.0% -
W

>, 4.0% -

E 3.0% -

S2.0% -

1.0%

0.0% ,
1980 1985 1990 1995 1998
Year

Figure 2-7. Unemployment Rates in the United States, Florida, Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, 1980-98. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida
Department of Labor and Employment Security).






Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


GROSS RETAIL SALES

Gross retail sales consistently increased between 1989 and 1998 (Figure
3-1). Gross retail sales grew by 65.5% in Manatee County and 59.6% in
Sarasota County between 1989 and 1998. Between 1993 and 1996, gross retail
sales have been increasing at an increasing rate in both counties. During 1997
and 1998, this rate of growth tempered. Revenues generated from gross retail
sales were always greater in Sarasota County throughout the entire nine-year
period.


12.0-


10.0-


8.0-


6.0-


4.0-


2.0-


- Manatee County
-i- Sarasota County


1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Year

Figure 3-1. Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, 1989-98. (Florida Department of
Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of Economic and Business
Research, University of Florida).







Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


AVERAGE MONTHLY GROSS RETAIL SALES

Fluctuations in average monthly gross retail sales between 1994 and 1998
were similar in both Manatee and Sarasota Counties (Figure 3-2). Average

monthly gross retail sales demonstrate a consistent pattern of lows during July-

October and highs during December and March. The least revenues from gross
retail sales were generated in July for both counties ($392 million in Manatee

County and $528 million in Sarasota County) and the greatest revenues were
met in December ($570 million in Manatee County and $749 million in Sarasota

County).


$8.00


$7.00 -

$6.00
C

. $5.00
E

S$4.00

' $3.00

0 $2.00
(9


$1.00 -

$0.00


-- Manatee County
-u--Sarasota County


Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Month


Figure 3-2.


Average Monthly Gross Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1994-98. (Florida Department of Revenue.
Provided by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research,
University of Florida).


U- -~






Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


COMPONENTS OF GROSS RETAIL SALES

The relative contribution of commercial industrial groupings to 1998 gross
retail sales was similar in Manatee and Sarasota Counties (Figures 3-3 and 3-4).
The category General Classification occupied the greatest proportion of gross
retail sales in both counties (27% in Manatee County and 25% in Sarasota
County). The remaining strong contributors of gross retail sales include the
Automotive, Commercial and Industrial, Food and Beverage and General
Merchandise groupings. These aforementioned groupings retained similar
proportions of gross retail sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties during 1998.
The groupings Apparel, Lumber and Building, Consumer Services, Other
Services, Specialty Retail and Wholesale Dealers exerted a minimal influence on
gross retail sales (< 6%) and were subsequently aggregated into the Other
category.






Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


COMPONENTS OF GROSS RETAIL SALES


Apparel (2%)


U
Furniure
Aplace(%


Lumber/Building
Material (2%)


Other 4%
Services
Servlesae Specialty Retail (2%)

Wholesale
Dealers (5%)


Figure 3-3.


Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales in Manatee County
by Type, 1998 (Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida).


SApparel (2%)






Other Services (3%)
Specialty Retail (1%)


General _
SClassification




Automotive y



Merch.
9%0


Figure 3-4. Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales in Sarasota County
by Type, 1998 (Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the
Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida).


Z/^ General


Furniture &
Appliance (5%)


Consumer
Services (6%)






Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


TAXABLE RETAIL SALES

Taxable retail sales grew in Manatee County between 1989 and 1998 (Figure
3-5). Both counties exhibited a steady rate of growth in taxable retail sales
during the nine-year period. Taxable retail sales grew by 68.3% in Manatee
County and 60.7% in Sarasota County between 1989 and 1998. One exception
to this consistent growth pattern occurred in Sarasota County between 1995 and
1996. During this period, retail sales increased sharply but subsequently
resumed their normal pattern of growth in 1997. The value of taxable retail sales
in Sarasota County superceded that of Manatee County across all nine years.


$5.00

$4.50

$4.00

7 $3.50
.2
, $3.00

O $2.50
& $2.00
.0
I $1.50
I-
$1.00

$0.50

$0.00


-- Manatee County
-- Sarasota County


1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Year

Figure 3-5. Taxable Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1989-98. (Florida Department of
Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of Economic and
Business Research, University of Florida).


-L-4-







Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


AVERAGE MONTHLY TAXABLE RETAIL SALES

Average monthly taxable retail sales oscillated less heavily than average

monthly gross retail sales between 1994 and 1998 (Figures 3-6 and 3-2).

Monthly taxable retail sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties exhibited

consistent seasonal patterns of lows during the spring and summer seasons and

highs during the winter months. The lowest and highest value in taxable retail

sales accrued in September and December, respectively. Sarasota County,

especially, experienced a sharp up-turn in taxable retail sales during December.

Taxable retails sales were always greater in Sarasota County relative to Manatee

County across all twelve months.


$6.00


$5.00


$4.00


$3.00


$2.00


-- Manatee County
-u- Sarasota County


$1.00 -


$0.00
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Month

Figure 3-6. Average Monthly Taxable Retail Sales in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, 1994-98. (Florida Department of Revenue.
Provided by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research,
University of Florida).






Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


COMPONENTS OF TAXABLE RETAIL SALES

The relative contribution of commercial industrial groupings to 1998
taxable retail sales was comparable in both Manatee and Sarasota Counties
(Figures 3-7 and 3-8). Additionally, the proportions of groupings in gross retail
sales mirrored proportions of taxable retail sales for both counties of the same
period (Figures 3-3 and 3-4). Analogous to the case of gross retail sales, the
General Classification grouping retained the largest percentage of taxable retail
sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Summarizing across both counties,
the Automotive, Food and Beverage, General Merchandise and Commercial and
Industry groupings represented prominent contributors of taxable retail sales.
The remaining groupings negligibly influenced taxable retail sales individually
and were subsequently combined into the Other category.







Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


COMPONENTS OF TAXABLE RETAIL SALES


Apparel (4%)
Furniture &
Appliance (4%)


Consumer
Services (6%)


Lumber& Buildings (4%)


General Other Svcs (4%) Specialty Retail (2%)
F0hni_' Wholesale Dealers (3%)







Figure 3-7. Taxable Retail Sales in Manatee County by Type, 1998.
(Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of
Economic and Business Research, University of Florida).


AutomotivCla




Automotive


Apparel (3%)


General
ssification
24%


te-
*I ,
/30%

Food &^^^^


Bev ge^^^


Funiur &


-Other Services (3%)
^ Specialty Retail (2%)
--Wholesale Dealers
(70/o)


Figure 3-8. Taxable Retail Sales in Sarasota County by Type, 1998.
(Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of
Economic and Business Research, University of Florida).






Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT TAX PROCEEDS

Tourism development tax proceeds increased between 1992 and 1997 in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties (Figure 3-9). Sarasota County experienced
both greater levels of revenues and growth rates in tourism development tax
proceeds during this five-year period. Between 1992 and 1997, tourism tax
proceeds grew by 23% in Manatee County and 52% in Sarasota County.
Additionally, the growth rate in Sarasota County tax proceeds took an upswing
during the 1996-97 period. Growth rates in Manatee County have remained
relatively steady throughout the entire five years.


4.0


3.5 -

3.0 -

2.5 -

2.0 -

1.5 -

1.0 -

0.5 -


0.0


1992-
1993


1993-
1994


1994-
1995


1995-
1996


-*- Manatee County
- Sarasota County


1996-
1997


Year

Figure 3-9. Tourism Development Tax Proceeds in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1992-97. (Florida Statistical Abstract).







Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


VOLUME OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES LANDINGS

Movements in the volume of commercial fisheries landings mirrored

variations in commercial landings value between 1985 and 1998 (Figures 4-1

and 4-2). The variation in the volume of commercial fisheries landings was more

tumultuous for Manatee County, even though Sarasota County experienced a

greater percentage-wise decline in volume between 1985 and 1998. The decline

in landings volume was 62.8% in Manatee County and 85% in Sarasota County

during this period. Between 1985 and 1998, the volume of commercial fisheries

landings overtook that of Sarasota County, although by the late 1990s, the gap

between both volumes was narrowing considerably.


18.00

16.00 -

14.00 -

12.00 -
-

C 10.00 -

8.00 -

S6.00 -


4.00 -

2.00 -

0.00


LO (0 00 00 O) C
0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0)
O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O2 (1


-- Manatee County
-- Sarasota County


0) 0)
2


Year


Figure 4-1.


Volume of Commercial Fisheries Landings in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1985-98. (Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Marine Research Institute).


I, -h







Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


VALUE OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES LANDINGS


The value of commercial fisheries landings varied considerably among

Manatee and Sarasota Counties between 1985 and 1998 (Figure 4-2). Manatee
County remained the more fisheries-oriented economy, as evidenced by the

markedly higher value of commercial fisheries landings relative to Sarasota
County. Manatee County witnessed volatile movements in the value of landings

throughout the thirteen-year period. Overall, the value of commercial fisheries

landings declined in Manatee County. Between 1985 and 1998, the value of
commercial landings dropped by 34.5%. The decline in commercial fisheries

landings value was less volatile in Sarasota County, which experienced a 32%
decline over the same thirteen-year period.


$6.00


$5.00 -


$4.00 -


E $3.00 -


> $2.00


$1.00


$0.00


-*- Manatee County
-U- Sarasota County


LO (0 1- 0O 0) o (N CO -t LO (0 1- WO
O 0O 0O 0O 00 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0)
0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0) 0)
Year


Figure 4-2.


Value of Commercial Fisheries Landings in Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1985-98. (Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Marine Research Institute).







Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


COMMERCIAL BOAT REGISTRATIONS


The number of commercial boat registrations in Manatee and Sarasota

Counties did not vary much between 1989 and 1999 (Figure 4-3). Although

movements in annual vessel registrations were sometimes turbulent, the number

of boats registered for commercial purposes grew by 13% in Manatee County

and 9.5% in Sarasota County over the ten-year period. Between 1992 and 1996,

more commercial vessels were registered in Sarasota County. During the

remaining years, vessel registration was greater in Manatee County.

Additionally, commercial boat registrations in both counties appear to be

negatively related.


800-

700-

600-

500-

400-

300-

200-


100-

0


- Manatee County
Sarasota County


1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
90 91 92 93 94 95

Year


1995 1996 1997 1998
96 97 98 99


Figure 4-3. Number of Commercial Boat Registrations in Manatee
and Sarasota Counties, 1990-99. (Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Vessel Titles and
Registrations)







Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


RECREATIONAL BOAT REGISTRATIONS



The number of recreational boat registrations in Manatee and Sarasota

Counties increased between 1989 and 1999 (Figure 4-4). During this ten-year

period, recreational vessel registrations rose by 28.9% in Manatee County and

11.9% in Sarasota County. This upward trend was fairly consistent with few

exceptions (1989-91 in Manatee County, 1990-92 in Sarasota County and 1991-

93 in Manatee and Sarasota Counties). Both counties exhibited stronger growth

rates in recreational boat registrations during the latter half of the decade.


20,000

18,000 -

16,000 -

14,000 -

--
12,000-
--
S10,000 -
-

* 8,000-
0
o

6,000 -

4,000 -

2,000 -

0-


-- Manatee County
-E- Sarasota County


1989- 1990- 1991- 1992- 1993- 1994- 1995- 1996- 1997- 1998-
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Year


Figure 4-4. Number of Recreational Boat Registrations in Manatee
and Sarasota Counties, 1990-99. (Florida Department of Highway
Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Vessel Titles and
Registrations)






Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSES

The number of recreational freshwater fishing licenses distributed in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties were closely aligned between 1990 and 1996
(Figure 4-4). Overall, the number of licenses declined for both counties during
this period (13.3% in Manatee County and 21% in Sarasota County). Drops in
licenses reached an all-time low between 1993-94 for both counties. Freshwater
license sales in Sarasota County were greater than distributions in Manatee
County throughout all years except the final year (1995-96).

8,000

7,000 -

6,000 -

S5,000 -
-Manatee County
4,000 -
o -- Sarasota County
3,000 -

2,000 -

1,000 -

0 I I I I
1990- 1991- 1992- 1993- 1994- 1995-
91 92 93 1994 95 96
Year

Figure 4-5. Number of Freshwater Fishing Licenses Distributed in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-96. (Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bureau of Licensing and
Permitting).






Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSES

Saltwater recreational fishing remained more popular than freshwater
recreational fishing in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, as evidenced by the
amount of recreational fishing license sales in both counties (Figure 4-5).

Although information on the number of freshwater licenses distributed between
1998-99 was lacking, the declining trend in freshwater license allocations

coupled with a markedly greater distribution of saltwater licenses relative to
freshwater permits indicates that saltwater fishing is a more popular recreational

activity than freshwater fishing. Additionally, the number of saltwater recreational
licenses distributed in Sarasota County is greater than distributions in Manatee
County. The reverse is true for freshwater permit allocations between 1995 and

1996.


35000

30000

25000

w 20000 -
0-
15000
-j-

10000

5000

0


* Manatee County
* Sarasota County


Freshwater 1995-96 Saltwater 1998-99
License/Year


Figure 4-6.


Number of Freshwater Recreational Licenses Distributed in Manatee
and Sarasota Counties During 1995-96 and Number of Recreational
Saltwater Licenses Distributed in Manatee and Sarasota Counties
during 1998-99. (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Bureau of Licensing and Permitting).






Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


SALTWATER PRODUCTS LICENSES

The distribution of Saltwater Products Licenses (SPLs) declined between
1985 and 1998 in Manatee and Sarasota Counties (Figure 4-6). Commercial
fishermen are required to obtain an SPL in order to sell their catch. Both
Manatee and Sarasota Counties experienced similar fluctuations in SPL
allocations throughout the thirteen-year period. In absolute terms, Manatee
County distributed more SPLs during these years. Despite strong annual
variations in SPL distributions, Manatee and Sarasota County witnessed
surprisingly minimal declines in SPL allocations between 1985 and 1998 (14% in
Manatee County and 34% in Sarasota County).


Figure 4-7.


- Manatee County
--- Sarasota County


lO D IO CO O1, 0 C CO N M O D IO CO1

Year

Saltwater Products License Distributions in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, 1985-98. (Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission, Bureau of Licensing and
Permitting).









CONCLUSION

This report contains information on population and income, employment

and unemployment, retail trade and tourism development tax proceeds, vessel

registration, and commercial and recreational fisheries in the Manatee and

Sarasota County region of Florida. These economic characteristics were

selected following the presumption that Red Tide events may disproportionately

impact the tourism and fishing industries of the Manatee and Sarasota County

region. Given the near-annual frequency of Red Tide events in the state of

Florida, any resulting economic losses among these industries could prove

severe.

Information in this report indicates that the Manatee and Sarasota County

region is a tourist-dependent economy. Tourism development tax proceeds have

increased over time. Additionally, both gross and taxable retail sales have

increased as has employment in the retail trade and services sectors. This

finding is noteworthy as both the services and retail trade sectors are traditionally

dependent on tourists. Furthermore, employment and retail sales in Manatee

and Sarasota Counties exhibit seasonal patterns of highs during the warm winter

and fall months and lows during the hot summer and spring months. Although

employment in the retail trade and services sectors increased, increases in

income accruing to these sectors were not as pronounced. This fact probably

owes to the predominance of investment income and transfer payments in the

region. This is consistent with the growing migration of seniors into the area as

this demographic segment relies heavily on both income sources.









The economy of Manatee and Sarasota Counties is characterized by high

rates of growth in both population and per-capita personal income. This

occurrence coupled with a rise in the area's senior population suggests that

citizens of the region may have both the time and disposable financial resources

to engage in recreational activities within their immediate vicinities. Furthermore

tourist visitors in Manatee and Sarasota Counties will likely seek recreational

opportunities in the region. Recreational boat registrations have risen over time.

However, recreational fishing license sales in the Manatee and Sarasota County

region have declined. Information in this report reveals that recreational

saltwater fishing remains more popular than recreational freshwater fishing.

However recreational activities associated with freshwater fishing have declined

in the region, as evidenced by reduced numbers of freshwater fishing license

sales. Although commercial boat registrations increased slightly in both Manatee

and Sarasota Counties, commercial fishing in the Manatee and Sarasota County

region declined. Both the value and volume of commercial fisheries landings has

dropped, coinciding with reduced sales of Saltwater Products Licenses.

Changes in such license sales may be more directly linked with regulatory

change, rather than environmental factors.

As mentioned in the introduction, one of the possible triggering factors of

Red Tide events may be human-induced nutrient leaching into coastal

waterways. The population of Manatee and Sarasota Counties is growing, albeit

at a decreasing rate. This population trend, and the resulting impact on water

quality, may exacerbate the incidence of Red Tide in the region. If Red Tide









events in the Manatee and Sarasota County region negatively impact area

businesses, the continuance of these incidents could detract from the regional

economy in the long term.









REFERENCE


Boesch, D.F., D.M. Anderson, R.A. Horner, S.E. Shumway, P.A. Tester, T.E.
Whitledge. 1997. Harmful Algal Blooms in Coastal Waters: Options for
Prevention, Control, and Mitigation. NOAA Coastal Ocean Program,
Decision Analysis Series No. 10. U.S. Department of Commerce. Silver
Springs, MD.

Steidinger, K.A., Landsberg, J.H., Tomas, C.R. and Burns, J.W. 1999. Harmful
Algal Blooms in Florida. Harmful Algal Bloom Task Force Technical
Advisory Group.









DATA SOURCES


Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida Department of Labor and Employment
Security, Tallahassee, FL.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Research Institute,
St. Petersburg, FL.

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Vessel
Titles and Registrations, Tallahassee, FL.

Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of Economic and
Business Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bureau of Licensing and
Permitting, Tallahassee, FL.

Florida Statistical Abstract, Bureau of Economic and Business Research,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, United
States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, Bureau of Statistics, Department of
Census, Washington, DC.






Appendix A: Population and Income


Table A-1. Population Characteristics of Florida,
Counties, 1980-2000.


Manatee
County
1980 148,442
1985 170,565
1990 211,707
1995 233,160
2000 254,990
*Estimate
Source: Florida Statistical Abstract


% Change


14.9%
24.1%
10.1%
9.4%


Manatee and Sarasota


Sarasota
County
202,251
238,013
277,776
301,528
325,889


Table A-2. Population of Persons Aged 65 and Over in Manatee and Sarasota Counties
and Percentage Change in Population, 1980-2000.


Manate

1980 40
1985 46
1990 59
1995 64
2000* 68
*Estimate
Source: Florida Statistical Abstract.


e County


,156
,974
,408
,763
,287


% Change


17.0%
26.5%
9.0%
5.4%


Sarasota
County
60,609
74,296
89,408
98,994
105,560


% Change


23.6%
20.3%
11.7%
7.6%


% Change


17.7%
16.7%
8.6%
8.1%






Appendix A: Population and Income


Table A-3. Population of Municipalities and Metropolitan Statistical Area of Manatee and Sarasota
Counties, 1980-95.



1980 1985 1990 1995
Manatee County 148,445 170,565 211,707 233,160
Anna Maria 1,537 1,664 1,744 1,840
Bradenton 30,228 36,374 43,769 47,679
Bradenton Beach 1,595 1,730 1,657 1,673
Holmes Beach 4,023 4,347 4,810 5,025
Longboat Key (part) 2,460 2,648 2,544 2,647
Palmetto 8,637 9,265 9,268 9,747
Unincorporated 99,965 114,537 147,915 164,549

Sarasota County 202,251 238,013 277,716 301,528
Longboat Key (part) 2,383 3,592 3,393 3,806
North Port 6,205 8,331 11,973 15,161
Sarasota 48,868 50,782 50,897 51,143
Venice 12,153 14,218 17,052 18,450
Unincorporated 132,642 161,090 194,461 212,968


Source: Florida Statistical Abstract






Appendix A: Population and Income


Table A-4. Population in Manatee and Sarasota
1980-2000.

Manatee County
Sex


Counties by Sex, Race and Ethnicity,


Race


Ethnicity


Male Female White Black American Indian, Asian or Hispanic
Eskimo orAleut Pacific slander Origin
1980 69,230 79,212 133,191 13,263 259 405 3,185
1985 80,189 90,376 NA NA NA NA NA
1990 100,147 111,560 194,606 16,799 528 1,261 9,642
1995 110,932 122,228 206,043 20,093 759 1,846 12,941
2000* 121,348 133,642 234,000 19,000 NA NA NA


Sarasota County
Sex Race Ethnicity
Male Female White Black American Indian, Asian or Hispanic
Eskimo orAleut Pacific Islander Origin


1980
1985
1990
1995
2000*


93,365
110,077
130,050
141,823
153,047


108,616
127,936
147,726
159,705
172,842


189,711 10,457


NA
12,314
14,428
13,000


NA
265,091
277,476
310,000


272
NA
483
598
NA


704
NA
1,457
2,106


* Estimate
Source: Florida Statistical Abstract, Statistical Abstract of the United States.


2,989
NA
6,014
7,903
NA






Appendix A: Population and Income


Table A-5. Per-Capita Personal Income of Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
Florida and the United States, 1980-97.


Manatee
County
$10,317
$14,160
$19,567
$24,568
$26,857


Sarasota
County
$12,707
$18,744
$26,964
$32,296
$35,654


Florida

$9,957
$14,367
$19,127
$22,676
$24,799


United States


$10,062
$14,410
$19,156
$23,059
$25,288


Source: Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of
Commerce.


1980
1985
1990
1995
1997







Appendix A: Population and Income


Table A-6. Total Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Major Industry
($ millions) in Manatee County, 1980-1997. 1/



1980 1985 1990 1995 1997
Total Personal Income 21 $1,550.29 $2,635.33 $4,171.67 $5,619.65 $6,312.97
Dividends, Interest, and Rent /3 $487.08 $888.61 $1,411.00 $1,581.81 $1,820.42
Transfer Payments $305.25 $483.11 $712.61 $1,065.28 $1,169.02

Private Industry Earnings 4/ $581.24 $938.57 $1,541.55 $2,586.64 $2,904.10
Agricutural Services, Forestry, Fishing and Other /5 $8.34 $14.35 $40.58 $43.74 $65.28
Mining $8.55 $12.25 $2.46 $1.14 $1.39
Construction $80.51 $102.47 $107.48 $146.60 $183.16
Manufacturing $122.58 $195.34 $303.18 $406.04 $484.69
Transportation and Public Utilities $35.72 $51.51 $55.39 $66.57 $76.85
Wholesale Trade $26.32 $51.53 $60.05 $88.04 $133.72
Retail Trade $109.34 $192.68 $246.87 $315.87 $372.84
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate $47.96 $53.05 $91.67 $124.28 $147.00
Services $142.11 $266.40 $633.89 $1,394.36 $1,439.17
Government and Government Enterprises $90.86 $154.33 $242.70 $307.52 $348.78


1/ The estimates for 1975-87 are based on the 1972 Standard Industrial Classificaiton (SIC). The
estimates for 1988-97 are based on the 1987 SIC.
2/ Sub-categorical information does not comprise an exhaustive list of 'Total Personal Income' components.
3/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
4/ Totals may not add up to the sum of their components due to rounding.
5/ "Other" consists of wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents employed by international
organizations and foreign embassies and consulates in the United States.
Source: Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce.







Appendix A: Population and Income


Table A-7. Total Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Major
Industry ($ millions) in Sarasota County, 1980-97. 1/



1980 1985 1990 1995 1997
Total Personal Income 21 $2,598.04 $4,615.96 $7,532.20 $9,514.61 $10,706.9
3
Plus: Dividends, Interest, and Rent /3 $1,087.22 $2,032.88 $3,419.36 $3,948.84 $4,548.29
Plus: Transfer Payments $489.79 $848.97 $1,256.54 $1,833.20 $2,032.67

Private Industry Earnings 4/ $1,024.84 $1,671.23 $2,601.74 $3,452.82 $3,828.49
Agricutural Services, Forestry, Fishing and Other /5 $7.80 $14.21 $26.41 $35.23 $46.27
Mining $27.39 $24.60 $3.05 $4.79 $4.91
Construction $157.13 $251.15 $302.92 $276.85 $337.06
Manufacturing $98.05 $163.66 $241.47 $299.75 $292.11
Transportation and Public Utilities $68.33 $102.93 $120.54 $142.86 $146.05
Wholesale Trade $50.08 $75.80 $128.11 $157.44 $185.59
Retail Trade $198.07 $344.11 $478.24 $559.69 $640.78
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate $113.58 $132.15 $251.31 $379.68 $451.43
Services $304.43 $562.62 $1,049.69 $1,596.53 $1,724.29
Government and Government Enterprises $126.20 $217.30 $362.71 $438.21 $402.52


1/ The estimates for 1975-87 are based on the 1972 Standard Industrial Classificaiton (SIC). The
estimates for 1988-97 are based on the 1987 SIC.
2/ Sub-categorical information does not comprise an exhaustive list of 'Total Personal Income' components.
3/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
4/ Totals may not add up to the sum of their components due to rounding.
5/ "Other" consists of wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents employed by international
organizations and foreign embassies and consulates in the United States.
Source: Rregional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce.






Appendix B: Employment and Unemployment


Table B-1 Employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-98*.


Manatee County
91,336
92,615
94,966
91,476
97,175
97,353
105,967
110,891
112,049


Sarasota County
118,967
120,571
122,974
117,740
121,742
124,201
134,179
140,201
141,664


*Employment figures for years preceding 1990 are not offered due to methodological revisions initiated
by the Florida Department of Labor Security during 1990 rendering pre-1990 employment figures
incomparable with post-1990 employment figures.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida Department of Employment and Labor Security.


1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998






Appendix B: Employment and Unemployment


Table B-2. Average Monthly Employment in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
1996-98.

Manatee County Sarasota County
January 105,195 133,063
February 106,117 134,230
March 107,548 136,040
April 108,668 137,456
May 110,233 139,435
June 110,163 139,348
July 111,033 140,449
August 111,072 140,500
September 110,880 140,256
October 110,831 140,200
November 111,829 141,457
December 112,059 141,748






Appendix B: Employment and Unemployment


Table B-3. Unemployment Rates in the United
Sarasota Counties, 1980-95.


Manatee County
Sarasota County
Florida
United States


1980
5.0%
4.7%
6.0%
7.1%


States, Florida and Manatee and


1985
5.9%
4.2%
6.0%
7.2%


1990 1995


4.6%
4.1%
5.9%
5.5%


4.0%
3.4%
5.5%
5.6%


Source: Florida Statistical Abstract, Statistical Abstract of the United States.






Appendix B: Employment and Unemployment



Table B-4. Employment by Industry Sector in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1980-97
and Percentage of Total for 1997 Industry Employment. 1/ 2/

1980 1985 1990 1995 1996 1997 1997% of Total
Manatee County 58,421 72,411 93,004 135,144 125,739 142,660 100%
Agricultural Services, Forestry, Fishing, Other/3 1,333 1,693 3,274 3,472 4,473 4,547 3.19%
Mining 22 205 196 151 120 115 0.08%
Construction 5,447 5,821 4,982 5,783 6,850 6,872 4.82%
Manufacturing 7,577 8,635 10,427 12,254 12,211 13,253 9.29%
Transportation and Public Utilities 1,825 2,182 2,186 2,247 2,491 2,629 1.84%
Wholesale Trade 1,588 2,084 2,425 2,916 3,645 3,681 2.58%
Retail Trade 12,241 16,401 18,571 20,656 22,919 22,531 15.79%
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 7,168 7,633 7,145 7,280 7,630 7,866 5.51%
Services 12,784 18,469 33,531 69,580 53,967 69,699 48.86%
Government and Government Enteprises 8,436 9,288 10,267 10,805 11,433 11,467 8.04%
Sarasota County 98,772 129,329 151,083 170,834 166,645 169,324 100%
Agricultural Services, Forestry, and Fishing 1,267 1,825 1,965 2,407 2,855 3,072 1 .81%
Mining 139 429 388 328 266 259 0.15%
Construction 10,139 13,691 13,151 10,434 11,717 12,127 7.16%
Manufacturing 6,528 7,910 8,852 8,875 9,308 8,442 4.99%
Transportation and Public Utilities 3,481 4,121 4,411 4,437 4,546 4,519 2.67%
Wholesale Trade 3,225 4,265 4,794 4,967 5,369 5,676 3.35%
Retail Trade 21,440 28,308 33,922 34,551 36,047 36,983 21.84%
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate 14,510 17,316 15,802 16,417 17,031 17,331 10.24%
Services 27,506 39,259 53,094 74,085 67,206 68,387 40.39%
Government and Government Enteprises 10,537 12,205 14,704 14,333 12,300 12,528 7.40%
1/ Includes full-time and part-time employment.
2/ The estimates for 1975-87 are based on the 1972 Standard Industrial Classificaiton (SIC). The estimates for 1988-97 are based on the 1987 SIC.
3/ "Other" consists of wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents employed by international organizations and foreign embassies and consulates in the
United States.
Source: Regional Economic Information System, Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce.







Appendix C: Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


Table C-1. Anuual Gross (Taxable and Non-Taxable) Retail Sales for Commercial Industrial Groupings ($ millions)
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1989-98.
Manatee County
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Sales $4,959.17 $4,983.91 $4,979.72 $5,089.67 $5,330.26 $6,292.74 $6,823.11 $7,796.01 $8,151.63 $8,209.23
Food and Beverage $537.14 $571.20 $571.74 $606.74 $624.56 $672.54 $687.77 $914.68 $986.17 $1,032.34
Apparel $39.41 $39.17 $44.57 $76.87 $100.16 $119.53 $111.41 $119.10 $129.09 $137.45
General Merchandise $396.65 $438.59 $450.00 $486.88 $525.10 $592.31 $620.74 $733.18 $764.64 $850.33
Automotive $654.36 $599.08 $595.99 $638.51 $719.65 $866.86 $907.99 $959.60 $1,016.16 $1,264.87
Furniture and Appliance $107.75 $112.70 $108.47 $127.42 $133.07 $150.81 $181.29 $203.96 $198.11 $222.59
Lumber/Building Material $206.20 $302.21 $301.93 $204.75 $124.27 $140.79 $143.76 $165.52 $185.35 $176.16
Consumer Services $187.34 $196.99 $211.68 $229.88 $266.27 $271.11 $302.35 $310.31 $335.75 $336.91
Other Services $230.29 $220.16 $247.99 $265.94 $248.00 $285.74 $337.80 $367.94 $421.77 $313.19
Specialty Retail $65.33 $70.96 $86.47 $96.82 $96.86 $108.89 $111.98 $131.19 $132.48 $137.31
Commercial and Industrial $758.14 $698.31 $641.57 $579.23 $564.86 $670.72 $809.56 $1,005.14 $1,051.94 $1,034.38
Wholesale Dealers $259.33 $269.84 $262.45 $298.20 $367.24 $529.77 $513.56 $524.59 $481.56 $427.45
General Classification $1,517.23 $1,464.71 $1,456.86 $1,478.45 $1,560.24 $1,883.69 $2,094.90 $2,360.81 $2,448.62 $2,276.25
Sarasota County
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Sales $6,649.07 $6,933.24 $7,075.14 $7,258.59 $7,541.64 $8,269.88 $8,816.51 $9,687.22 $10,562.57 $10,588.18
Food and Beverage $833.26 $893.94 $911.73 $950.31 $958.12 $1,014.09 $1,041.86 $1,126.55 $1,196.08 $1,238.54
Apparel $129.87 $148.40 $158.68 $164.38 $162.65 $163.86 $162.60 $159.13 $180.06 $199.67
General Merchandise $510.94 $548.33 $544.47 $556.72 $589.78 $626.04 $665.58 $780.39 $851.04 $917.55
Automotive $956.99 $994.98 $941.03 $1,045.34 $1,224.16 $1,305.72 $1,462.53 $1,590.01 $1,663.38 $1,814.53
Furniture and Appliance $379.51 $442.06 $501.96 $382.29 $311.75 $345.52 $378.21 $406.94 $439.18 $516.11
Lumber/ Building Material $298.45 $296.75 $249.41 $252.64 $269.68 $302.11 $317.04 $360.18 $399.58 $450.06
Consumer Services $329.33 $345.20 $379.17 $427.06 $423.63 $456.95 $468.90 $533.42 $566.58 $600.31
Other Services $329.00 $339.54 $341.00 $351.58 $311.72 $362.89 $418.98 $456.39 $466.18 $294.13
Specialty Retail $75.94 $73.67 $72.72 $74.03 $80.14 $82.33 $85.05 $107.52 $105.04 $112.94
Commercial and Industrial $663.01 $665.05 $686.90 $683.00 $716.16 $818.38 $849.82 $907.61 $1,045.32 $1,058.06
Wholesale Dealers $346.95 $366.66 $390.43 $400.19 $447.54 $502.15 $533.70 $598.19 $695.20 $614.68
General Classification $1,795.81 $1,818.66 $1,897.66 $1,971.04 $2,046.32 $2,289.85 $2,432.24 $2,660.89 $2,954.94 $2,771.61
Source: Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida.







Appendix C: Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


Table C-2. Annual Taxable Retail Sales for Commercial Industrial Groupings ($ millions)
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1989-98.
Manatee County
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Sales $1,615.28 $1,614.38 $1,626.62 $1,750.35 $1,882.70 $2,076.40 $2,160.67 $2,346.72 $2,522.33 $2,718.38
Food and Beverage $296.33 $313.21 $312.95 $328.59 $340.00 $364.70 $364.29 $409.95 $428.58 $431.51
Apparel $38.97 $38.53 $43.15 $71.39 $91.93 $112.39 $106.97 $116.55 $126.27 $131.29
General Merchandise $276.22 $309.25 $312.83 $337.93 $359.36 $375.83 $381.12 $446.65 $421.08 $469.88
Automotive $377.90 $329.00 $308.35 $334.21 $367.08 $399.24 $446.75 $466.85 $509.81 $617.26
Furniture and Appliance $77.30 $77.62 $82.52 $91.52 $94.18 $116.61 $125.02 $131.68 $139.26 $153.99
Lumber and Buildings $95.65 $91.83 $84.62 $85.20 $103.89 $109.18 $108.70 $113.74 $139.55 $142.12
Consumer Services $120.91 $131.62 $135.60 $141.91 $159.48 $168.59 $176.94 $186.03 $194.15 $198.06
Other Services $94.88 $86.36 $99.77 $106.47 $81.79 $100.20 $108.09 $119.12 $139.09 $123.02
Specialty Retail $33.86 $33.71 $36.22 $37.01 $38.05 $41.47 $48.73 $47.99 $49.24 $56.55
Commercial and Industrial $149.53 $145.48 $148.02 $154.72 $168.07 $202.12 $198.80 $210.91 $273.15 $279.54
Wholesale Dealers $51.89 $56.76 $62.07 $60.12 $74.18 $80.71 $89.49 $90.72 $93.46 $100.06
General Classification $452.92 $454.95 $482.20 $501.52 $526.27 $598.46 $627.82 $661.30 $757.78 $767.18
Sarasota County
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Total Sales $2,797.39 $2,859.55 $2,839.22 $2,955.65 $3,141.29 $3,336.43 $3,506.40 $4,557.36 $4,180.86 $4,495.77
Food and Beverage $453.60 $481.61 $493.20 $505.51 $525.14 $553.88 $581.65 $620.88 $660.33 $697.39
Apparel $118.07 $133.40 $143.60 $148.58 $148.94 $146.65 $145.17 $139.45 $158.56 $173.72
General Merchandise $391.41 $412.91 $408.38 $407.23 $434.49 $459.38 $474.76 $567.49 $601.36 $627.32
Automotive $537.96 $518.88 $485.04 $525.77 $605.49 $626.59 $691.16 $762.19 $837.40 $930.95
Furniture and Appliance $200.24 $195.11 $194.17 $194.64 $221.71 $245.05 $265.42 $283.41 $314.73 $360.16
Lumber and Buildings $224.67 $220.90 $194.82 $197.77 $216.60 $239.64 $250.86 $278.64 $318.03 $352.27
Consumer Services $250.87 $264.98 $280.79 $296.11 $299.87 $318.22 $328.71 $357.77 $383.52 $411.01
Other Services $163.91 $160.29 $158.36 $175.57 $145.20 $169.42 $177.42 $195.52 $202.36 $158.91
Specialty Retail $47.40 $51.68 $52.64 $55.82 $57.92 $63.40 $64.03 $71.72 $77.85 $87.04
Commercial and Industrial $271.69 $283.36 $284.02 $299.85 $311.55 $334.92 $349.34 $462.21 $391.58 $416.30
Wholesale Dealers $132.41 $132.34 $140.59 $139.14 $150.71 $157.79 $156.96 $169.33 $204.44 $200.20
General Classification $871.44 $896.74 $920.02 $976.16 $988.93 $1,065.23 $1,097.39 $1,278.10 $1,290.45 $1,308.95

Source: Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida.







Appendix C: Retail Sales and Tourism Development Tax Proceeds


Table C-3. Average Monthly Gross and Retail Sales in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
1994-98 ($1 000s).


Manatee County Sarasota County
Gross Retail Sales Taxable Retail Sales Gross Retail Sales Taxable Retail Sales


January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


$404,584
$427,396
$478,211
$419,094
$430,669
$470,835
$391,582
$407,266
$417,426
$400,136
$450,911
$570,009


$189,042
$204,242
$221,082
$198,587
$192,753
$184,384
$179,244
$177,287
$172,043
$187,864
$208,556
$249,814


$569,698
$595,884
$656,467
$585,449
$576,326
$593,387
$528,116
$548,178
$532,032
$549,678
$592,537
$749,112


$323,168
$341,092
$371,891
$336,703
$310,494
$294,755
$285,256
$292,509
$277,120
$305,710
$333,016
$543,651


Source: Florida Department of Revenue. Provided by Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida.







Table C-4. Tourist Development Tax Revenues in Manatee and Sarasota Counties,
1992-97 ($1000's). 1/


Manatee County

Sarasota County


1992-1993
$1,741

$2,300


1993-1994
$1,834


$2,747


1994-1995
$1,988


$2,904


1995-1996
$2,045


$3,024


1/ Data reflect both state and locally administered tourist development tax collections.
Source: Florida Statistical Abstract.


1996-1997
$2,141


$3,500






Appendix D: Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


Value of Commercial Fisheries Landings in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, All Species, 1985-98.


Manatee County
$3,627,461
$5,108,251
$5,581,247
$4,282,008
$4,613,518
$3,895,001
$3,871,446
$3,812,190
$5,059,018
$3,354,368
$2,809,008
$2,877,356
$2,421,441
$2,374,069


Sarasota County
$574,234
$346,865
$509,053
$717,453
$908,885
$569,959
$336,901
$485,685
$568,316
$656,995
$505,180
$543,666
$303,872
$390,198


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Research Institute.


Table D-2.


Volume of Commercial Fisheries Landings (Lbs.) in Manatee and
Sarasota Counties, All Species, 1985-98.


Manatee County
9,682,390
15,763,910
14,533,652
9,315,722
9,736,042
9,504,422
8,129,422
8,520,547
8,640,075
7,578,246
4,336,513
3,219,779
4,930,435
3,595,554


Sarasota County
1,263,978
672,285
872,867
879,063
1,542,725
639,915
404,680
522,383
472,558
437,107
282,831
308,172
182,335
188,706


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Research Institute.


Table D-1.


1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998


1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998






Appendix D: Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


Table D-3. Number of Commercial Boat Registrations
Sarasota Counties, 1990-99.


1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99


Manatee
County


613
619
611
583
585
615
614
675
680
695


in Manatee and


Sarasota
County


471
545
561
611
606
658
608
526
524
516


Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Vessel
Titles and Registrations.


Table D-4. Number of Recreational Boat
Sarasota Counties, 1990-99.


1989-90
1990-91
1991-92
1992-93
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96
1996-97
1997-98
1998-99


Manatee
County
12,851
12,840
12,975
12,865
13,278
13,898
14,775
15,425
15,967
16,564


Registrations in Manatee and


Sarasota
County


16,756
16,928
16,802
16,272
16,492
16,520
16,812
17,574
17,936
18,756


Source: Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Vessel
Titles and Registrations.






Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


Table D-5. Number of Recreational Freshwater Fishing Licenses Distributed
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1990-96.

1990-91 1991-92 1992-93 1993-1994 1994-95 1995-96
Manatee County 6,642 6,582 6,001 4,415 5,685 5,757
Resident License 5,903 5,862 5,332 3,982 5,076 5,093
Non-Resident License 739 720 669 433 609 664

Sarasota County 6,710 6,478 6,231 5,135 5,611 5,308
Resident License 5,805 5,692 5,351 4,413 4,858 4,561
Non-Resident License 905 786 880 722 753 747





Table D-6. Number of Recreational Saltwater Fishing Licenses Distributed in
Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1998-99. 1/

1998-99
Manatee County 24,871
Resident 14,200
Non-Resident 10,671
Sarasota County 31,542
Resident 14,824
Non-Resident 16,718
1/ Estimates of saltwater license disbursements prior to the 1998-99 period do not offer reliable estimates
and were omitted from this report.
Source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Bureau of Licensing and Permitting.






Commercial and Recreational Fisheries


Table D-7. Number of Saltwater Products Fishing Licenses Distributed
in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, 1985-98.


Manatee County


329
329
440
433
433
368
360
334
316
349
286
264
264
283


Sarasota
County
265
318
417
381
381
280
262
239
251
271
224
208
186
175


Manatee/Sarasota


594
647
857
814
814
648
622
573
567
620
510
472
450
458


Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Marine Research Institute.


1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998




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