Get an In-Depth Look at Southwest Florida through its First Key Industry Clusters Study

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Want to know what is driving the Southwest Florida economy? A first of its kind for our region, the Key Industry Clusters study by the FGCU Regional Economic Research Institute provides an in-depth look at the 11 key industries leading our economy.

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance (SWFLEDA) commissioned this study to assist in our more

Three Lee County cities listed among fastest growing

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On October 2, 2017, WalletHub has named three Lee County cities among the fastest growing in the United States: LeHigh Acres, Fort Myers, and Cape Coral. This evaluation included a detailed look at various factors related to population, economy, and growth.
How Each City was Ranked
A total of 515 different cities were put under a more

Alliance participates in Site Selector’s Guild Fall Forum

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Alliance President Eric Berglund recently attended the Site Selector’s Guild Fall Forum to learn more about the latest trends in the site selection industry and to communicate that Southwest Florida is open for business following Hurricane Irma. The conference covered numerous topics, from the importance of employer interviews to new insights on the tech workforce.

Berglund said more

Southwest Florida Stands Resilient Post-Hurricane

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Southwest Florida Stands Resilient Post-Hurricane
Florida is no stranger to intense weather. A veteran of hurricanes, tropical storms, and other acts of Mother Nature, the Sunshine State remains resilient in ways that are truly impressive. From Governor Rick Scott’s swift and proactive execution of emergency preparations and services to the state’s power companies’ well-organized mobilization more

Florida’s economy set to hit a milestone in 2018: a trillion bucks

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Florida’s economy set to hit a milestone in 2018: a trillion bucks
The University of Florida predicts that the state of Florida will become a trillion-dollar economy in 2018. That’s trillion with a “t” and 12 zeros — a huge milestone for the Sunshine State.

The strong housing industry and hospitality sectors are fueling job growth more

2017 Business Climate of Southwest Florida

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2017 Business Climate of Southwest Florida
Sweltering summer days haven’t deterred the job market in 2017. Southwest Florida is on the rise, as you’ve probably read in the headlines of every media outlet from Marco Island to Fort Myers. The success of southwest Florida in the last decade isn’t unfounded. In fact, it’s proven.

According to more

Southwest Florida Continues to Climb

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Southwest Florida Continues to Climb
If you thought southwest Florida had hit its peak, think again!

2017, in all of its twists and turns, has brought new highs and more opportunity to the region. In fact, this past May, Southwest Florida International Airport served 629,321 people, an increase of 3.7% from May 2016.

We see it year more

The Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance means business

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The Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance means business.
As the Alliance continues to evolve and strengthen, we are committed to the mission that drives us: Sharing the compelling narrative about the advantages Southwest Florida offers to new, relocating and expanding businesses.

Recently, Alliance Chairman Al Reynolds told our story in a guest editorial that ran in more

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance looks to the future

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Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance looks to the future
Three years ago, the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance was in its infancy, nurtured by a small but powerful and determined group of community leaders. The founders of the effort understood the critical importance of an entity dedicated solely to marketing the region to economic development more

All (Economic Development) Eyes on Tallahassee

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All (Economic Development) Eyes on Tallahassee
Florida Senate, House compromise on the budget — and significantly cut Governor Scott’s economic development priorities
Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran hammered out the framework of a budget deal this week that appears to be far short of Governor Rick Scott’s requested funding for Enterprise Florida more

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