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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.

Tech Republic Features Hodges University

May 25th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

"As a business owner, officer, director, or key executive, you have significantly increased risks over an average consumer because your personal information, credit, and finances are closely intertwined with your business," according to "If you [...]

Lee County, Florida ranks No. 3 best place for small-business vitality

May 13th, 2016|Categories: EDO News, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Looking for a great place to follow your entrepreneurial dreams and start a new business? Look no further than Lee County, Florida. The Cape Coral-Fort Myers metro area, which includes all of Lee County, has [...]

2016 Best and Worst States For Business

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

Why some areas of the country thrive while others see businesses atrophy and people flee at alarming rates In our 12th annual canvas of CEO opinion, leaders favor states with fewer regulatory encumbrances and report that most remedies dangled by politicians only make things worse.

A Closer Look at Fort Myers-based LeeSar

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

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

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 [...]

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