Together4Business TV Show Features Area Business Leaders in Southwest Florida Economic Development

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Weekly television program airing on WRXY-TV Sundays at 9:30 p.m. with an extensive line up of guests providing insight and information on key business initiatives, resources, and assets that support success and growth in Southwest Florida economic development.

Through a series of interactive discussions with area executives and experts, the weekly television program airs on WRXY-TV Sundays at 9:30 p.m. Host Jennifer Berg, Marketing and Communications Director for Fort Myers Regional Partnership, highlights key factors of the overall business environment with a highly regarded airport, significant corporate development, and ample real estate opportunities.

Show host Jennifer Berg and Bob Simpson, CEO of LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida.

“Together4Business is part of our integrated strategy to showcase schools, infrastructure, business climate, and events that shape and improve the quality-of-life in Lee County,” said Jennifer Berg.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 31, 2012) – Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County’s Economic Development Office continues its new, weekly television program airing on WRXY-TV Sundays at 9:30 p.m. with an extensive line up of guests each month providing insight and information on key business initiatives, resources, and assets that support success and growth in Southwest Florida Economic Development.

Together4Business explores economic development in the Southwest Florida region and its vital role in attracting new businesses, expanding existing ones, and creating desirable high-paying jobs. Through a series of interactive discussions with area executives and experts, the show highlights key factors of the overall business environment with a highly regarded airport, significant corporate development, and ample real estate opportunities.

“The launch of a TV show is part of our integrated strategy to showcase schools, infrastructure, business climate, and events that shape and improve the quality-of-life for everyone who lives and works in Lee County and beyond,” said show host, Jennifer Berg, marketing and communications director for the Fort Myers Regional Partnership.

Show videos and additional information and resources for each show are available at Together4Business.

July 1, 2012
Tessa LeSage, Lee County Office of Sustainability
Jonathan Romine, RLA, EnSite, Inc.

July 8, 2012
Don Paight, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency
Marvin “Marc” Collins III, City of Fort Myers

July 15, 2012
Tom Scott, Southwest Florida Enterprise Center
Dr. Gary Jackson, Regional Economic Research Institute, FGCU

July 29, 2012
Lydia Antunes Black, Lee County Alliance of the Arts
Sharon McAlister, ArtFest Fort Myers

August 5, 2012
Wilson G. Bradshaw, Ph.D., Florida Gulf Coast University

August 12, 2012
Bob Simpson, LeeSar and Cooperative Services of Florida, Inc.

August 19, 2012
Betsy Allen, Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association
Matt Chambers, JRL Ventures Inc. / Marine Concepts

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.

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 about the 125th anniversary celebration with a monthly events calendar, photo gallery, and historic events timeline.

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Editor’s Notes: Unique story angles, resources and trend data are available in the online Media Center. 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.

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