DevelopLEE to Promote Locally-Owned Restaurants

DevelopLee’s mission is to provide a forum for business and community leaders to create opportunities that help revitalize North Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, and the MLK corridor. November’s sub-committee meeting focused on raising awareness of the many locally-owned restaurants. There are many locally-owned-and-operated restaurants in each of these geographies, but often they don’t have the time

2016 Horizon Council Healthy Workplace Wellness Awards Announced

On Oct. 28, more than 100 guests attended the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting, which featured the Workplace Wellness Awards. Three recipients of the 2016 Healthy Workplace Wellness Awards were recognized by the Horizon Council Healthcare Task Force. The businesses were: Small Business (two to 50 employees): Adknowledge, Inc., a digital marketing firm, won for

Hackathon Focuses on LEARN initiative

The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership held its third annual Hackathon June 3-5, in conjunction with Code For America’s National Day of Civic Hacking at the Lee County Economic Development Office. This year participants were tasked with developing ways to track and report references and results for the Lee Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Resource Network (LEARN), a

Lee County Economic Development Introduces DevelopLee

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

Did you Know FPL Offers Incentives for Businesses?

FPL is committed to helping Florida remain an affordable place to live and a great state to operate a business. Keeping electricity bills low and delivering reliable service is a top priority for the company. To help cut rates for large power users, FPL has two special programs for economic development projects. The Definitive Tariff Program

Horizon Council Hosts Annual ‘Day at the Stadium’

On March 13 the Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO) hosted their annual Day at the Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex/Hammond Field to thank investors and sponsors for their support. Thank you to all the 2015/2016 Horizon Foundation investors and sponsors! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes”

Google’s Jaime Casap Keynotes Horizon Council May Meeting

Jaime Casap, Google’s Chief Education Evangelist, delivered the keynote message at the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting on Friday, May 27 to a packed house of close to 200 attendees. Casap is responsible for working across all internal teams at Google that impact education.  He also works with educational organizations around the world, helping to find

Lee County EDO Welcomes Two New Team Members

Tiffany Grint joined the Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO) in February as an Administrative Assistant. She relocated to Lee County after working as an Administrative Specialist for the Hillsborough County Design & Engineering Department for more than a decade. While at Hillsborough County, she earned certifications in disaster preparedness and was a First Responder

Fort Myers’ First Startup Incubator: The RocketLounge

With its high quality of life rankings, welcoming residents, and business friendly environment, Fort Myers, Florida located in Lee County boasts the ideal climate for entrepreneurs looking to press the launch button on their new startup endeavor. And thanks to Dieter Kondek, a Southwest Florida resident of 13 years, they now have the perfect space

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