DevelopLee is an initiative that promotes existing opportunities in North Fort Myers, the MLK corridor of Dunbar and Lehigh Acres. The Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO) formed the Commercial Revitalization Task Force, made up of business and civic leaders, to proactively stimulate development, promote investment, attract businesses and encourage higher wage jobs for the growing population. The Task Force has created a new initiative, “DevelopLee,” to promote the many opportunities that exist in these geographies. DevelopLee is initially focused on development and job creation.
“There are valuable existing assets within each of these communities that we can better leverage for business development and job growth. We are creating websites and engaging in social media efforts to communicate that,” said Rachel Busch, Strategic Projects Manager for the EDO. “We see great value to market the opportunities that exist in North Fort Myers, the MLK Corridor and Lehigh Acres on our newly designed website and social media platforms,” added Dan Eveloff, Commercial Revitalization Task Force Chair.
To support the program, the EDO has added DevelopLee to its website at LeeCountyBusiness.com, where available properties, demographics and other information on North Fort Myers, MLK Corridor and Lehigh Acres can be found. These resources can also be accessed at www.DevelopLee.com, www.DevelopNFM.com, www.DevelopMLK.com and www.DevelopLehigh.com.
DevelopLee can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.