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Lee County

Consistently ranked one of the nation’s job growth leaders, Lee County, Florida is home to a thriving business community and world-class quality of life. Learn why Lee County, Florida is #WhereBusinessisTrending


Lee County has become the coastal hub for business growth and talented workers. The county boasts a highly-proficient and educated workforce with a “can-do” attitude and an overall pro-business climate.


From white-sand beaches and dozens of golf courses to a low cost of living, thriving sports scene and outdoor recreation of all kinds, Lee County offers an outstanding quality of life.

Tech Industry

Lee County is home to over 500 Internet technology companies, making it a great place to start a technology based business.


Information Technology Research and Advisory Firm, Gartner, Inc. located in Lee County, Florida was looking to expand and diversify their business from their base in Stamford, Connecticut. A few reasons they chose Lee County as their destination was their availability of a diversified workforce and low cost of living. Working with Lee County Economic Development, they developed great partnerships to assist them with recruiting and helping with their transition.


Entertainment Metals has a custom manufacturing shop that is capable of handling everything from the most complicated prototype to large OEM for on going contract manufacturing jobs. Hear why the company selected Lee County as the location for its business and why since moving here in 2012 it has found the area to be a place where business is trending.


Beginning as a one-store operation on Sanibel Island in 1983 and now a $2.8 billion company with multiple brands, Chico’s FAS employs over 1,500 employees at their main campus in Fort Myers. Watch this great testimonial on how a running a corporation from Lee County, FL can be successful and profitable.




Take a look at how the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau is highlighting our local attractions. Maybe it’s why so many visitors decide to stay.

Island Findings Episode 1

Whether it’s in sheltered bays, lush estuaries, or the gentle tide of the Gulf, being on the water is the only way to see everything nature provides in Southwest Florida. Join two veteran water guides as the pace of kayaking and paddle boarding gives their lives a welcomed balance.

Island Findings Episode 2

Thomas Edison and Henry Ford spent many winters together in Fort Myers where Edison created a brilliant botanical garden to further his research. Follow the estates’ senior horticulturalist as she shows how following your heart can lead to a bright future.

Island Findings Episode 3

Discover the joy of island hopping on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel. Just like our famous shells, each beach is unique. With 120 beaches covering our region, you have the opportunity to not only find adventure, but find yourself. Paul McCarthy said it best, “There’s no place better than this!”

Island Findings Episode 4

Island Findings Episode 5

Island Findings Episode 6

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