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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.

Lee County, Florida’s Sweetest Success Story

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |

One of Lee County, Florida’s sweetest success stories is Norman Love Confections world-renowned chocolate and dessert salons. Norman Love is a chocolate connoisseur, founder of Norman Love Confections, and the first chef chocolatier to be [...]

Five Reasons Why Lee County, Florida is the Perfect Place to Launch Your Business

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Choosing the right location is a critical element of starting a new business venture, and it can be overwhelming. We’ve done the research and recapped the top five reasons Lee County is the ideal location [...]

Insider’s Perspective: Life in Lee County

July 1st, 2016|Categories: EDO News|Tags: , , , , |

World renowned beaches, first class fishing, and year round warm weather, it’s no wonder that Lee County, Florida is a tourist’s paradise. Yet there’s more to Lee County than meets the visitor’s eye: The Cape [...]

‘State of Lee County’ complicated

June 27th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo: Sarah Newcomb/Special to The News-Press Opportunity, challenges and frustrations were on the agenda Friday at a “State of Lee County” panel discussion for the Horizon Council. Central to the conversation: How can [...]

Hurricane Preparedness Gets High Tech in Fort Myers, Florida

June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Great Press|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hurricane Preparedness Gets High Tech in Fort Myers, Florida In the heart of Florida's hurricane country, Lee County's Emergency Operations Center uses cutting-edge networking and communications solutions to prepare for any emergency. By Michael Kassner [...]

Hackathon Focuses on LEARN initiative

June 21st, 2016|Categories: EDO News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership held its third annual Hackathon June 3-5, in conjunction with Code For America’s National Day of Civic Hacking at the Lee County Economic Development Office. This year participants were [...]

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