Southwest Florida Top Employers are Driving Jobs for Skilled Workers

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    Southwest Florida Top Employers are Driving Jobs for Skilled Workers

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Southwest Florida Top Employers are Driving Jobs for Skilled Workers
Automation, social media, artificial intelligence, mobile computing, robots, information technology applications, and related technologies have changed most occupations, driving jobs out of some industries (e.g., bank tellers) and severely changing the skill set requirements to enter today’s workforce. Jobs are changing much faster than economic more

Southwest Florida’s Cleantech Industry

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Southwest Florida’s Cleantech Industry
Supporting Sustainable Communities for Work and Play
Clean technologies (Cleantech) is a target industry for Southwest Florida which is rich with natural resources, diverse research and development efforts, and the goal transforming research into commercial uses. Cleantech jobs are in ample supply such as clean energy generation, energy efficient products, green buildings, more

Highlights of the Economic Backbone of Southwest Florida

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Highlights of the Economic Backbone of Southwest Florida
Although residents of Southwest Florida enjoy a high quality of life with all the beaches, waterways, parks, golf courses and more, the economic backbone of the region provides an unwavering foundation for commerce.  The roadways, airports and telecommunications platforms all contribute to a sustainable and scalable economic more

The Latest Economic Developments in Southwest Florida

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The Latest Economic Developments in Southwest Florida
There are many businesses contributing to the economic growth in Southwest Florida. A region driven by tourism, healthcare, and technology, the area is currently seeing many upward trends in job creation and innovation.

Below you’ll discover some of the highlights of 2018 thus far regarding businesses, events, and milestones more

Cape Coral Attracts New Businesses, Younger Residents

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Cape Coral Attracts New Businesses, Younger Residents

Cape Coral was founded 61 years ago, and has risen to Florida’s third largest city on a geographical scale. This blossoming slice of Southwest Florida covers 120 square miles on the Gulf of Mexico where it is attracting new businesses and younger residents as it defines itself as more

What is Asset-Based Economic Development?

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What is Asset-Based Economic Development?

Asset-based economic development is a bottom-up approach to developing a region or area by building upon existing local resources. Through this it strengthens local and regional economies, yielding more opportunity and helping the area grow.

Asset-based economic development starts with focusing on a community’s natural environment, socio-cultural, and economic advantages and more

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

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