Palmetto is at the crossroads of Southwest Florida’s largest commercial centers. It is home to the thriving Port Manatee and is the hub of Manatee County’s agricultural industry, ranking eighth in the state in agricultural income.
The City continues to attract new businesses to the area and is coming into its own as a prospering business center. Nearly three million Floridians live within a 50-mile radius of Palmetto, creating one of the State's most stable marketplace and work force.
Nine public and private universities and colleges are within 45-minutes of the City, along with many of Florida's most noted attractions, museums, and beaches.