Economic Development at a Crossroads

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Economic Development at a Crossroads
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 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

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Job Creation in Naples

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Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Job Creation in Naples

In 2016, the state of Florida ranked third in the U.S. for job growth and second for the total increase in jobs; a trend that doesn’t show any signs of slowing down as new jobs crop up within Collier County. Recently, Governor Rick Scott visited Naples to more

Introduction of the New Skyplex Furthers Fort Myers Growth

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Introduction of the New Skyplex Furthers Fort Myers Growth
A new development area has become available for leasing and it brings with it a wide range of opportunities for businesses within the commercial and aviation industries looking to relocate or open its doors in southwest Florida. Aptly named Skyplex, it is located around the bustling more

2016 Yearly Recap

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2016 Yearly Recap
2016 is coming to an end, and what a year it’s been! The Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance (SWFLEDA) has gone through so many changes throughout the year. From welcoming new businesses and organizations, to traveling to Europe, to becoming a leader in out-of-state organizations, to making waves in our very own more

SWFLEDA is Chairman Sponsor of CCIM Thrive Conference

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SWFLEDA is Chairman Sponsor of CCIM Thrive Conference
Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance (SWFLEDA) is proud to announce that they will be representing southwest Florida as a Chairman Sponsor at the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) 2016 Thrive Conference. This professional relationship with CCIM began earlier this year when SWFLEDA was announced as a more

SWFLEDA Attends Site Selectors Guild 2016 Fall Forum

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SWFLEDA Attends Site Selectors Guild 2016 Fall Forum
The Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance (SWFLEDA) joined area professionals in Little Rock, Arkansas for the 2016 Fall Forum, October 24-26.

SWFLEDA joined other area professionals to discuss the importance of site selection and to present southwest Florida as a thriving opportunity for businesses.

This was the Site more

Site Benefits of Glades County

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Site Benefits of Glades County
Glades County is an agriculture location on the rise! Between Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River, the area is rich in both soil and economic climate. Thanks to plenty of crops for citrus, sugarcane, and cattle the area is being primed to be the next big agriculture hotspot and that more

SWFL Economic Development Alliance Visits Paris

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SWFL Economic Development Alliance Visits Paris
Eric Berglund joined business representatives from the Naples Accelerator across the sea to beautiful Paris, France to meet with the French Innovation Network, RETIS. RETIS has visited southwest Florida twice between 2015 and 2016. During these visits, they have brought six companies with them to tour the sunshine more

Site Selection Benefits in Hendry County

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Site Selection Benefits in Hendry County
Hendry County has been the talk of southwest Florida’s region lately. Although it’s long been known for being the home of U.S. Sugar Corporation, citrus, and other crops, there is a lot more to this rural county that is appealing to site selectors across the United States. Whispers of more

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