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Welcome to the economic development blog of Lee County, Florida. Here you will find the latest business news from the cities in our region, including Fort Myers, Sanibel, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Estero and Fort Myers Beach. You’ll also find information about Lee County industries, real estate, job growth, business services, education, health and wellness, government, events and more. We invite you to utilize this blog as a platform for conversation and to learn about investing in our region.

A Closer Look at Fort Myers-based LeeSar

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: EDO News, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Fort Myers-based LeeSar is an innovative company with a mission to help hospitals eliminate waste, reduce costs and guarantee health care personnel get what they need, when they need it. Since its founding in 1998, [...]

Lee County Small Business Owners Wear Many Hats

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: EDO News, Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |

Your title might be CEO, but if you're like many small business owners in Lee County, you find yourself being a customer service rep, sales associate, marketing manager, IT director, or accountant. The success of [...]

Fort Myers’ First Startup Incubator: The RocketLounge

By |April 28th, 2016|Categories: EDO News, News|Tags: , , , , |

With its high quality of life rankings, welcoming residents, and business friendly environment, Fort Myers, Florida located in Lee County boasts the ideal climate for entrepreneurs looking to press the launch button on their new [...]

Data Center Dynamics

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

DatacenterDynamics Solar Sums A roof of solar panels wont power your site, but it could payoff, discovers Michael Kassner Plenty of data centers use solar power. Apple has been buying it up [...]

Solar power still needs subsidies

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

Solar power still needs subsidies By Michael P. Kassner May 8, 2015 A roof-full of solar panels may not completely power your site, but it can still make sense, particularly if you consider your image. [...]

Traditional Industries Generate High-tech Spinoffs in Southwest Florida

By |April 18th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

Traditional Industries Generate High-tech Spinoffs in Southwest Florida By Michele Nash-Hoff October 28, 2015 I visited Shaw Development, a family-owned company with the third generation now involved, as part of a recent tour of Florida [...]