The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Launches Talent Attraction Program

The Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has launched its Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program. Targeted industries eligible for the program include research and development in the physical, engineering, computer or life sciences; light assembly, packaging and fabrication associated with research and development in the physical, engineering, computer or life sciences; software, computing and

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Strong Employment Outlook Q1 2019 – Lee County, FL

In the first quarter of 2019, 32 percent of employers in the Cape Coral metro area expect to increase staffing levels, the second-highest nationwide among the largest 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. The reports states that competition for skilled talent is set to rise as employers across the

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Blue Chip Award Finalists Announced

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

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Island Hopper Shatters Attendance Record

Attendance at the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest increased by 23 percent over last year. The 10-day event was held Sept. 21-30 on Captiva, downtown Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach. Island Hopper showcased 79 singer-songwriters in 155 performances, entertaining more than 18,000 guests. The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau once again partnered


Lee Board of County Commissioners Extend EMS Internship Program to Hodges University

The Lee Board of County Commissioners recently approved an agreement with Hodges University and Lee County Emergency Medical Services to offer field internship experience for students pursuing paramedic training.  The new program would begin this fall. A similar agreement exists with Florida SouthWestern State College and the Lee County School District, on behalf of the