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Welcome

Welcome to the South Lee Economic Development Council website, your resource to learn more about business in Lee County and Southwest Florida. The South Lee EDC is committed to continually improving the quality of life, workforce retention and business expansion of the region. Serving as brand ambassadors, we exist to help local communities grow thoughtfully, to help relocating companies plant new roots smoothly and efficiently, and to attract business and resource partners that make our region stable in any economic environment. Please explore our website to learn more about how we can help you and your business. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at Director@SouthLeeEDC.org
or call (239) 333-2332.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Esposito
Executive Director, South Lee Economic Development Council

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Get involved

There are several ways to get involved with the South Lee EDC. Business owners are welcome to get involved as an investor and apply for a board of directors seat, to help the Council develop impactful strategies for South Lee County. The South Lee EDC also hosts several events each year to connect with business and community leaders.

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News

South Lee Economic Development Council and GrowFL are teaming up to bring you a program designed exclusively for second-stage growth companies in Southwest Florida. The program includes strategic research marketing and sales expansion, peer learning CEO roundtables and forums and leadership development education.

Read more about this program >

Why Southwest Florida?

  • Florida is Ranked No. 2 most friendly

    for doing business in the country by chief executive magazine

  • Lee County is ranked in the top 10

    Of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas in the nation

  • Florida is ranked No. 4

    For the Best climate for state business tax by Tax Foundation

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Living and working in Southwest Florida is paradise. Our region is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico’s beautiful beaches, making the climate for business and community truly remarkable. The South Lee EDC works to continually improve the region’s quality of life through efforts to preserve environmental spaces, increase the availability of attainable housing and promote health in our communities.

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A key part of the South Lee EDC’s mission is to ensure the growth and prosperity of our community for local businesses. Whether you are a new or existing company, we can help you grow and succeed in South Lee County. We can also connect you to the government and community leaders who will assist you with site selection, permitting, licensing and more for a smooth business launch.

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Our proximity to several universities and colleges, as well as the increasing migration of new residents to Florida makes South Lee County an excellent location to find new employees. To help retain the region’s talent, the South Lee EDC is working with local chambers of commerce and universities to establish business mentoring programs and programs to connect recent graduates with local careers.

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