Cape Coral, Lee County’s largest city, ranked as one of the Best Cities to Start a Business by WalletHub and as one of the Best Cities for Future Job Growth in 2014 by Forbes.
2. A leading location for job growth
Lee County boasts a strong – and growing – talent pipeline for a variety of businesses. The County’s population grew by more than 40 percent between 2000 and 2010 and is expected to grow at an average of 1.8 percent per year – making it one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.
The University of Florida’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research projects a nine percent increase in Southwest Florida’s 25 to 54 age group by 2020, compared to four percent across the state of Florida.
Lee County continues to attract major companies, such as Hertz, Gartner and Chico’s, and is home to more than 19,000 small- to medium-sized businesses.
3. A strategic location that makes traveling for business and pleasure a breeze
Conveniently located on Florida’s southwest coast, Lee County is positioned midway between Miami and Tampa on Interstate 75.
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in South Fort Myers offers nonstop service throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean and ranks among the 50 busiest airports in the nation. Lee County is also closely connected and within a two-hour drive of various flight options at Florida’s many regional and international airports.
Lee County boasts an award-winning business and general aviation airport Page Field (FMY), which offers a 6,400-foot runway and is located near downtown Fort Myers. Additionally, PrivateSky Aviation is a full-service FBO located right on the field at Southwest Florida International Airport.
4. Prime real estate opportunities for businesses and residents alike
Lee County boasts ample sites that fit your business needs, are ready for development and available to businesses looking to relocate or expand. What’s more, the Lee County Economic Development Office can connect you to business tools and financial resources to aide in all of your relocation and expansion needs.
Skyplex, located at Southwest Florida International Airport, is just one of the county’s many premier sites ready for development. The site offers more than 1,000 acres of prime real estate within a foreign trade zone for a variety of aviation and non-aviation-related development.
Lee County offers a diverse range of housing options at affordable prices – from traditional single-family homes and up-scale condominiums to beachfront, riverfront or lake-view homes.
5. An incredible quality of life that is refreshingly affordable
Lee County offers exceptional quality of life assets and active lifestyle opportunities, boasting beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine, numerous golf, tennis and marina facilities plus a thriving arts and culture scene.