Jesse Biter’s story starts like many dot com stories, in the basement of his parent’s house. Jesse built a business helping car dealers market their vehicles on the Internet. In 2000 he drove both coasts of Florida and the coast of Texas looking for a warmer and more business friendly climate. He fell in love with Florida (income tax free) and eventually Sarasota (home of the best beach in the Country).

Biter is committed to Sarasota and he puts his money where his mouth is. He has invested a lot of time and money to help Sarasota create an economy that isn’t reliant on tourists and part-time residents. His philosophy is that you can make money while doing good at the same time. Biter is working towards a more vibrant downtown that supports “Young Professionals” (young and old) looking to enjoy all that Sarasota has to offer. As downtown residents, Biter, his wife and their two children enjoy living in the heart of Sarasota.