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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.

Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA 15th Best in U.S. for Economic Performance

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

The Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA leaped 25 places from 40th to 15th in the Milken Institute’s recently released annual Best-Performing Cities report.  The report ranks metropolitan areas (MSA) based on economic performance.  The report also [...]

WeekLEE Chatter: Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm

December 15th, 2016|Categories: DevelopLee|

Rosy Tomorrows Heritage Farm is an organic farm in North Fort Myers that is helping meet the demand for organic, chemical free and non GMO produce and meat in Lee County.  The farm features 100% [...]

Southwest Florida Sees Big Rise in Jobs in 2016

December 7th, 2016|Categories: Great Press|

In October the Fort Myers job market offered a total of 7,678 jobs, including openings for over 1,300 STEM positions.  Fort Myers saw its greatest jobs growth in trade, transportation and utilities, with 2,100 new positions; [...]

WeekLEE Chatter: Fountain Crest Retirement Community

November 30th, 2016|Categories: DevelopLee|

11/30/2016 5:00 PM Lehigh Acres is a growing community with growing needs. Develop Lee and Develop Lehigh work hard to facilitate solutions for these needs. Fountain Crest Retirement Community is a 90-Tenant facility that’s been [...]

Lee County Limelight: 3D Solar & Ryan Hammond Inc. Painting Contractor

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Lee County Limelight|Tags: , , , , , |

We want to introduce you to two more Lee County businesses doing great work in our backyard.  The County is home to over 16,000 businesses, and through our local outreach efforts we will continue to [...]

Florida Community Bank Offers Master’s Program

November 28th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is an education you can take to the bank. In an effort to meet the changing needs of the banking industry, Florida Community Bank has implemented a master’s program to teach financial professionals the [...]

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