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Testimonials

Here is what corporate executives are saying about doing business in, and with, Southwest Florida.

Local government is quite accessible and has been a pleasure to work with. That’s one reason why we built our headquarters here. We got help from the city and the county. They value us and we value them.”
Daniel E. Dosoretz, MD, CEO, 21st Century Oncology

 

“Many of my colleagues were skeptical when I moved here 5 years ago, but every day, more and more entrepreneurial, high-tech companies arrive, helping us transform this beautiful area into a hub for biotechnology and a center for scientific excellence.”
Edmundo Muniz, President/CEO, Kirax Corporation

 

“When my company needs help, the first place I go is the EDO. They have an ear. They’re easy to talk to. They’ve always pushed real hard for local businesses. And you can’t beat the lifestyle.”
Gene Trefethen, CEO, Fox Electronics

 

“When we first moved here, the EDO didn’t know a lot about our business. But they took the time to learn and really embraced our company – stood behind us and helped advance our cause. That’s one of the reasons we’re here.”
Paul Woods, CEO, Algenol Biofuels

 

“The workforce here in Southwest Florida is very large, very robust, and for our business, it’s experienced and mature. And that makes a big difference relative to the services we offer to our clients.”
John Wysseier, VP/General Manager, LYNX

 

“Economic vitality is critical to the future of Southwest Florida, and every member of the community has a responsibility to actively engage in crafting that future. The News-Press Media Group is a regional leader devoted to serving the greater good through our regional coverage, our editorial voice and through strategic initiatives such as the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance.”
Mei-Mei Chan, President & Publisher, The News-Press Media Group

 

“Regionalism is as much about our future economic successes as technology and trade are about our global competitiveness as a state.”
John Cox, President & CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber

 

“Physicians Regional Medical Center is proud to support The Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy. This exciting initiative will enable everyone throughout Collier County to come together and work toward building a stronger economy, which ultimately will result in a healthier community for the future.”
C. Scott Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Physicians Regional Medical Center

 

“TECO Peoples Gas believes in businesses working together to strengthen economies in communities we serve, and we are proud to support and participate in the Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy.”
Leroy Sullivan, Jr., Regional Manager, West Region, TECO Peoples Gas