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 Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, which is home to a steady flow of tourists, business professionals, and Florida residents.
How much traffic? Southwest Florida International Airport served 8.6 million passengers in 2016 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. In addition, more than 2.6 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in February 2017, an increase of 2.7 percent compared to February 2016. Continual growth is projected in the coming years.
Why Businesses Will Want to Get In on the New Skyplex Property
Planted in a Foreign Trade Zone, Skyplex has 870 acres of property available, not including the 280 acres dedicated specifically to aviation development. This unique commercial property investment is open to major retail developments, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, industrial warehouses, convenience stores, corporate headquarters, and more.
Businesses investing in or leasing Skyplex property will have the advantage of attracting and building a strong work force through the area’s affordable cost of living and the appealing work-life balance. With RSW nestled right next to Gulf Coast Town Center, employees working at businesses located within the Skyplex will have easy access to attractions that draw and keep young professionals in the area including:
- Social Events
- Famous Florida Beaches
- Golf Courses
Who to Contact If You’re Looking to Build Your Business to Southwest Florida
If you are a business or site selector looking to migrate or build your business in the growing economic environment of southwest Florida, you can contact President of the Economic Development Alliance of Southwest Florida (SWFLEDA), Eric Berglund, at 239-470-5499 or send him an e-mail at EBerglund@swfleda.com. We also have a directory of Lee County, Collier County, Charlotte County, Hendry County, and Glades County resources here.