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

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 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