Area Businesses in Lee County, Florida Now Have Resources to Make Pitch to Hertz

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Southwest Florida Works launched a website to help assist family members of Hertz International who will be relocating to Southwest Florida. Plus, Hertz has established a dedicated email for businesses and individuals to contact them if they want to propose their products or services.

“The Hertz Family Relocation Assistance Program is an example of the many partnerships that helped Hertz choose Southwest Florida as its corporate headquarters,” said Brent Barkway, business development director for the Fort Myers Regional Partnership.

Southwest Florida Works launched a website to help assist family members of Hertz International who will be relocating to Southwest Florida.

Area businesses that might have a job opening and would consider looking for talent within the Hertz Family Relocation Assistance Program is asked to visit http://www.SWFLWorks.org and click on the Hertz Family Relocation Assistance Program portal or contact Peg Elmore at pelmore(at)swflworks(dot)org.

“There is always a lot of attention given to the employees when a business such as Hertz relocates to an area, but experience has taught us one of the keys to a successful relocation often hinges on the family members who will need to assimilate into a new community,” said Elmore, Business Service Director for Southwest Florida Works and the lead spokesperson for the Family Relocation initiative.

“Businesses looking to hire can benefit from the talented spouses of Hertz employees who are arriving as part of the relocation,” said Brent Barkway, business development director for the Lee County Economic Development Office, which also is called the Fort Myers Regional Partnership. “The Hertz Family Relocation Assistance Program is an example of the many partnerships that helped Hertz choose Southwest Florida as its corporate headquarters,” Barkway said.

Additionally, Hertz has established a dedicated email for businesses and individuals to contact them if they want to propose their products or services. The email address is monitored by the company’s procurement department and then given to the appropriate department within Hertz. The email address is supplierinfo(at)hertz(dot)com.

The Hertz Corporation announced in May 2013 it would relocate its corporate headquarters to Estero, Florida.

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, more than 5,000 new jobs and more than $1 billion 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.

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