5 Things You Didn’t Know about Babcock Ranch

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Babcock Ranch, a community located on a 17,000-acre parcel of land north of Fort Myers, Florida, is one of the “greenest” communities in the country.

While Babcock Ranch has come a long way since the developer first purchased the land in 2005, there’s plenty of room for growth in the years to come.

Most people, especially more

How to Improve Your Site Selection Process

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The site selection process is full of twists, turns, and a variety of challenges. While there’s a lot to consider, as well as potential mistakes lurking around every corner, there are also steps you can take to put yourself on the path to making an informed and confident decision.

Here are five things that can more

5 Site Selection Criteria to Consider

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There is more to site selection than meets the eye. While many companies spend countless hours on the process, others assume that one site is as good as the next.

A casual approach to site selection can cause a variety of problems, thus costing you time and money for many years to come. Fortunately, more

Welcome to Susan Pareigis, Interim CEO and President

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Welcome to Susan Pareigis, Interim CEO and President of the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance
The board of directors of the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance has named Susan Pareigis as Interim President and CEO of the regional organization.

Most recently, Susan served 10 years as president and CEO of the Florida Council of 100 following four years as Gov. Jeb Bush’s more

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

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