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.

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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

7 Site Selection Benefits in Collier County

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7 Site Selection Benefits in Collier County
In the region of southwest Florida, you can’t wander much farther south than Collier County. Framed by 34 miles of sandy beaches, this large county accounts for ⅓ of the region’s land mass. It encompasses Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City, and has experienced a population growth that more

Site Benefits of Charlotte County

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Site Benefits of Charlotte County
Make a splash in Charlotte County!

Charlotte County lies at the north of southwest Florida. It is a destination hot spot famed for sandy, white beaches, a never ending supply of sunshine, and the best fishing in the state.

Charlotte County is luring more than just Tarpon. Not only is more

Site Selection Benefits of Lee County

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Site Selection Benefits of Lee County
Tucked along the Gulf of Mexico with a gorgeous 50 mile stretch of pristine beaches, Lee County truly is the key to the gulf coast. Comprised of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island and LaBelle, Lee County is the largest county in southwest Florida with a population more

2017 Annual Meeting Recap

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2017 Annual Meeting Recap
Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance recently conducted its Annual Meeting where we discussed new approaches to fostering economic development within our region. The results of 2016 were described as “robust” as the Alliance conducted 82 one-on-one meetings with professional site selectors and broadened awareness of its services and the allure of more

Economic Development at a Crossroads

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Heard what’s happening in Tallahassee?
Legislative proposals represent a seismic shift in economic development.
Recently, the Southwest Florida Regional Economic Development Alliance participated in the International Economic Development Council’s Leadership Conference in Jacksonville, representing our region among leading site selectors from the international community and participating in discussions about best practices in economic development.

The Alliance also more

SWFLEDA Sponsors Southwest Florida Economic Almanac

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SWFLEDA Sponsors Southwest Florida Economic Almanac
In the beginning of February, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) published the Southwest Florida Economic Almanac 2017; a 360 page review of Southwest Florida’s agriculture, community, education, government spending, demographics, health, and more.

The debut of the almanac is the first of its kind from more

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