The Lee County Economic Development Office (Lee County EDO) was presented with the prestigious “2013 Deal of the Year” award by the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) during the Annual FEDC Conference in Tampa recently. Gray Swoope, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc. made the announcement and presentation. The award was made on behalf of Lee County’s successful recruitment of The Hertz Corporation.
The Lee County EDO was one of several nominees statewide to be considered for the highest award issued annually by the FEDC. In what was a very successful year for new business recruitment in Florida, Governor Rick Scott made several major corporate announcements including major projects like The Hertz Corporation, Amazon, USAA, Covidien, Northrup Grumman, Siemens and Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care.