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Business Climate

Southwest Florida is a business friendly environment where governments and businesses work together to create economic opportunity and growth.

Across Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry Counties, the region has 1.2 million residents, a workforce of over 500,000, and prime available locations including acreage, office space, warehousing, and manufacturing.

The strong education system and regional infrastructure such as Southwest Florida International Airport and the interstate system are recognized as key economic development components to a successful region. Southwest Florida works closely with the State of Florida on targeted industries and provides a wide range of incentives for companies to locate or expand in the region.

Southwest Florida is technologically friendly with complete coverage for telecommunication services. The region is serviced by large internet providers: Comcast, DirectTV, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Charter, Summit Broadband, Bellsouth, EarthLink, and many others.