Business is Taking Off in Lee County - Fort Myers Regional Partnership Launches New Web Portal

Share Article

Fort Myers Regional Partnership launches new web portal

“With 50 miles of white-sand beaches, warm, year-round weather, and hundreds of championship golf courses, it’s only natural for one to think of Lee County as a paradise for amazing vacations. However, we are so much more,” said Jennifer Berg, marketing and communications director of the Fort Myers Regional Partnership.

For the Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County’s Economic Development Office, Together, We Mean Business is more than a tag line or a motto. It is the driving force within the community to unite the mission to expand and diversify the local economy and create higher-paying jobs, expand schools, enrich arts and recreational programs, and improve quality of life.

The sky’s the limit in Lee County, where businesses and residents are served by Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). Along with its value as a transportation hub, the Skyplex area is the ideal location for growing businesses. Currently, there are more than 1,100 acres of airport land available for development, including 280 acres for aviation development and an additional 870 acres for non-aeronautical businesses. Rich in opportunity, companies will capitalize on the available land and existing resources to propel business forward.

For more information, visit

Advantages of locating a business at this high-traffic, FTZ-designated location include convenience to Interstate 75, U.S. 41, residential neighborhoods, shopping, and the new Boston Red Sox Stadium complex as well as a existing facilities and infrastructure.

A strong, vital community requires public commitment, private involvement, hard work and financial investment. The competitive nature of attracting business to locate or expand, and even to work with existing businesses, requires unique skills and available resources. Successful communities have to be innovative, flexible and market-savvy to attract to businesses.

Along with the pro-business environment, highly educated workforce and low corporate taxes, Lee County has been recognized as:

  • #1 mid-sized economic development hot spot (Expansion Management, 2008)
  • #4 best business climate in the United States (Inc. Magazine, 2007)
  • One of America’s fastest growing metros (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2006)

“We also have an extensive incentive program to help new businesses locate and existing businesses expand. Sure, we’re a great place to visit, but you’d probably love to work here, too,” said Berg.

Not only do we have the land, buildings and infrastructure you need to quickly get your operations up and running, we also make things easy by providing you with ready access to a wealth of business resources. From business expansion to economic development programs, we will help you get the information and support you need to make the right move,” continued Berg.

About Fort Myers Regional Partnership

The Fort Myers Regional Partnership works to attract new and diversified businesses resulting in high-wage, high-skilled jobs; retains and encourages the expansion of existing businesses and improves the overall business environment. Lee County is a thriving business community with a highly regarded airport, significant corporate development and ample real estate opportunities. The area is attracting, retaining and growing high-value businesses with a unique blend of an outstanding business climate and superior quality of life. The county is home to five vibrant cities--Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach, and Sanibel--and is the heart of Southwest Florida.

The Partnership continues to promote and build the region through ongoing efforts from its proactive team of domestic and international recruiters, research staff and community liaisons, as well as through its partnerships with the Horizon Foundation, the Horizon Council and the Lee County Industrial Development Authority.

Since 1996, 4,896 new jobs and $1,035,570,586 in economic impact have been committed to as a direct result of key local incentive programs; Lee County Job Opportunity Program and the First Incentives for Recruiting Strategic Targets as well as State of Florida incentives and the State
Closing Fund.

In addition to the website,, Fort Myers Regional Partnership can also be found social networking sites including Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Present. Exploring the Future.

Lee County celebrated its 125th anniversary (Quasquicentennial) on May 13, 2012. In honor of its independence from Monroe County in 1887, Lee County will be offering a variety of special events, programs, and promotions throughout the year. Learn more at with a monthly events calendar, photo gallery, and historic events timeline.

Editor’s Notes:
Unique story angles, resources and trend data are available in the online Media Center at For executive interviews, success stories, and additional media relations services, please contact Jennifer Berg, Fort Myers Regional Partnership, via phone at 239.338.3161 or email at JBerg(at)leegov(dot)com.

# # #

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Visit website