Lee County, Florida: Where Business (and Population Growth) is Trending

Lee County, Florida has a spot on the map as one of the fastest-growing places in the nation, recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates show. The Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida, metro area – which includes all of Lee County – saw a 3.3 percent population increase between 2014 and 2015, tying with both Midland and Odessa,

Commercial Corridor Revitalization Task Force Update

North Fort Myers Market Based Assessment  Formerly known as the Commercial Corridor Revitalization Steering Committee, this group was promoted to a Task Force earlier this year to tackle the development challenges in North Fort Myers, the MLK Corridor and Lehigh Acres. Its mission is to provide a forum to discuss ways to revitalize areas of Lee County

Lee County Scores More Positive Media Results from German Press Tour

In December, EconomicLEE Speaking featured an article about a group of German journalists who traveled to Lee County. The Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO) hosted the journalists to capitalize on the strong appeal Lee County has to the international market. On Nov. 28, Lee County received its first media story to result from this

Horizon Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting Celebrates 25 Years of Progress

More than 300 business and community leaders attended the Horizon Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting on Jan. 29 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event featured the year’s economic development successes and honored the Council’s contributions. This year’s event also included a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Horizon Council by recalling

Horizon Council General Membership Meeting May 27

Featuring Google’s Chief Education Evangelist, Jaime Casap For the next Horizon Council General Membership Meeting on May 27, Jaime Casap of Google will speak at Harborside Event Center about his experience launching Google Apps and Chromebooks in schools and universities nationwide. Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. His purpose is to evangelize

The LEARN Network is Growing!

The Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO), along with founding partners CareerSource, Florida SouthWestern State College, the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University and SCORE, have created LEARN, the Lee Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Resource Network. LEARN is dedicated to supporting the establishment, retention and expansion of businesses in Southwest Florida. The LEARN network

Economic rebound continues in Southwest Florida

  The Southwest Florida region continues to get high marks in economic growth. Unemployment is down. Jobs are available. Even Southwest Florida regional airports are seeing increases in passenger traffic. Overall, the outlook is positive, and shows that Southwest Florida has made a major economic comeback since the Great Recession. Cape Coral-Fort Myers is expected