Workforce Expansion

edc-workforceWorkforce Now is an annual employment study designed to collect information about the skills, knowledge and characteristics that employers in Southwest Florida are looking for in the local talent base. To learn more about the region’s workforce, take a look at the 2018 research findings.

Here is some of the latest Demographic Information.

Bonita Springs Estero Lee Country
Total Establishments 3,048 1,347 32,496
Total Employees 22,155 14,928 297,110


Our efforts

Here are some ways that the South Lee EDC has planned to address current and future workforce needs:

  • Provide a Community Engagement Showcase to encourage integration and employee retention.
  • Create a talent retention and job placement program working with FGCU to establish connection and mentoring opportunities.
  • Develop an area resource guide.
  • Host annual job fair for recent graduates.