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Dr. Jerry Parrish

By the Numbers – Florida’s Job Score



Leaders from both the public and private sectors tell how and why Southwest Florida recovered quickly from Hurricane Irma.

The Perfect Climate – From Beaches or Boardrooms

Sure, you know about Southwest Florida’s quality of life. In addition to our sunshine, our business climate is a major attraction, earning top marks for workforce, education, technology, innovation, and access to capital. That is why many global, Fortune-type companies like Chico’s FAS, Hertz, Arthrex, and U.S. Sugar are all headquartered here.

The five counties of Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades comprise 1.2 million residents, a workforce of over 500,000 with prime available locations including acreage, office space, warehousing, and manufacturing.


Florida is committed to attracting and retaining businesses: we were named the No. 2 best state for business by Chief Executive Magazine, the third largest state for high-tech establishments (TechAmerica Cyberstates) and No. 4 for talent pipeline (U.S. Chamber of Commerce).

In Southwest Florida, government, business, community leaders, and our educational institutions are working in concert to create a vibrant regional economy that welcomes and encourages growth and expansion.  Our partnership, Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance, has a collective, collaborative focus on the recruitment, retention, and creation of high-wage jobs.

A growth region that is business-friendly, affordable, and with a high quality of life.  Let us show you why Southwest Florida is the right home for you.

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