Who We Are


Realize Bradenton is a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses. read more

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What We Do


We believe that people are the greatest asset. We creatively engage a diversity of people to work together on positive change in the community. We are for the community, by the community. read more

Our Impact


In conjunction with the City of Bradenton, the Downtown Development Authority, and multiple business and cultural partners, Realize Bradenton collaboratively develops and promotes downtown Bradenton as a unique and preferred destination for residents, visitors, and businesses, and as a model for other cities. read more

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Staff & Board


Our staff and board apply multi-generations of experience, knowledge, tenacity, and dedication. We are also passionate about the Bradenton area and it's future.
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Cultural Partners


Joining arts, culture, heritage, and sports to make the Bradenton area a unique place to live, work, play, and visit. read more

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Cultural Planning


Our cultural master planning process produced a plan to leverage arts, culture, and heritage to build economic development, cultural tourism, and civic engagement. Realize Bradenton was formed to implement key plan elements in conjunction with the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority. read more