On Friday, November 16, close to 100 business and community members attended the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at Hodges University. The meeting featured a panel discussion on Water Quality in Southwest Florida. Wink News also covered the meeting. Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman, Roger Desjarlais, Lee County Manager, Roland Ottolini, Director of Lee County Natural
We analyzed occupations in Lee County. Explore our findings below to see what occupations make up Lee County, which ones pay the most, historic trends, and more! A link to the full report can be found at the bottom of the page.
Gulfshore Ballet is Lee County’s premier not-for-profit school of Classical Ballet. The company prepares students for professional dancing careers and promotes academic, athletic, cultural, and social growth and aims to continually expand the school of dancers through the inclusion of additional students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or personal circumstances. What is your primary product or
We are proud to announce the addition of a new intern to our team. Dante Ramirez, a Southwest Florida native, will be interning with the Economic Development Office through the Fall Semester. Ramirez is 22 years old and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics with a minor in Supply Chain at Florida Gulf
Lee County Economic Development Welcomes Jennifer Posey as its new Interim Operations Manager. Jen joined the Lee County Human Resources department in 2006. In 2015 she began working in County Administration focusing on performance management for the organization. She brings to EDO a strong understanding of local government, process documentation, data analysis and operations support.
Job postings provide a current picture of the jobs that employers need to fill today. What and where are the jobs in demand, how many are there, who is hiring, and what are the certifications required to fill the jobs? Workforce practitioners, economic developers, and higher education and training providers use these data to gain
The Green Meadows Water Treatment Plant, a Lee Board of County Commissioners’ $75.4 million state-of-the art facility in southeast Lee County has opened. The new plant increases treatment capacity of the adjacent, former plant from 9 million gallons per day to 14 million gallons per day of potable drinking water. It provides water to
Stickboy Creative has teamed up with Tamiami Angel Funds, the largest angel fund in Florida. This kind of technology partnership is a first of its kind for both companies. Tamiami Angel Funds is relying on Stickboy for its expertise in “bleeding-edge” technology development while it conducts its due diligence investigating companies. Stickboy is an award-winning custom
Breaking Bread Bakery is a home based bakery that creates out of the box cakes and cupcakes. What is your primary product or service? I specialize in unique, flavorful, artisan cakes, cupcakes, and breads. What do you think makes Lee County a special place to do business? Lee County is special because of the quality
McGriff Insurance Services has announced the following five finalists for the annual Blue Chip Community Business Award: Community Resource Network of Florida Inc., Myerside Resort and Cottages, NGALA Wildlife Preserve, Reliable Permitting & Business Support Services, and Zirilli’s Chilly Treats. The five finalists, who are chosen by an independent panel of judges, will be recognized