FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute Breeds Talent for Local Businesses

FGCU Emergent Technologies Institute Breeds Talent for Local Businesses
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has opened the doors to its new Emergent Technologies Institute (ETI). Built within the Innovation Hub research park off of Alico Road in Fort Myers, this 24,000 square foot facility is home to 6.5 acres of donated land. Two and a more

2015: A Reflection of Growth, Prosperity and Potential

2015: A Reflection of Growth, Prosperity and Potential
2015 was a year of growth and prosperity for more than just Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance. It’s been a flourishing year for southwest Florida as a whole. As we grow in business development and economic opportunity, our forecast also swells with projections of continual, upward trends more

MD&M Opens Doors for Networking in Medical Design Field

MD&M Opens Doors for Networking in Medical Design Field
On November 18-19, 2015, Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance (SWFLEDA) joined over 300 suppliers and innovators at the MD&M Florida 2015 Expo and Conference. Held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, the two-day event included interactive demonstrations, entertainment and inspirational keynote speakers in more

Top Business Attractions of Glades County

Top Business Attractions of Glades County
Planted in the center of Southwest Florida is Glades County; an area with a strong agricultural history and a growing home for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution on an international scale. More businesses are recognizing Glades County as a land of opportunity due to its convenient central location and several more

More Americans are Migrating to Florida

More Americans are Migrating to Florida

Florida is growing exponentially in population and economy. Last year, the Sunshine State surpassed New York in its rise to become the third most populated state in America. While many people associate tourist-friendly Florida as the home of memorable vacations and retirees, studies conducted by the University of Florida’s more

The Alliance Announces New Location and New Employee

The Alliance Announces New Location and New Employee

McKay Brings Operational Excellence to the Alliance
We’re proud to announce the addition of Terri McKay to the Alliance team as our Operations Specialist. She moved to Fort Myers with her husband three years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a spectacular background in executive support, assisting and more

Transportation Infrastructure Improvements in Southwest Florida

Transportation Infrastructure Improvements in Southwest Florida

According the Florida Chamber, Florida is ranked #1 in transportation infrastructure in the United States and no state has invested more capital towards this critical resource than Florida. Southwest Florida’s infrastructure is improving to accommodate rapid growth and is perfectly positioned to have your business succeed in our global more

Economic Development Alliance Director Profiled by The News-Press

Economic Development Alliance Director Profiled by The News-Press
Southwest Florida has experienced rapid growth in the past fifteen years. From population growth to new jobs, from the beach to the boardroom, more businesses are calling this part of the gulf coast “home.” At the forefront of the development of this area is the Southwest Florida more

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance Road Show

Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance Road Show

It was another regional win for Southwest Florida. This past week, economic development professionals from both Lee and Collier Counties presented the Southwest Florida region to commercial real estate executives from all over the world at the CoreNet Global Summit trade show.

Our second collaborative event of this kind, more