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The Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and the Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2019 Annual Meeting on Jan. 18 at The Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers. Networking and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m....
Lee County’s Executive Business Climate Index for the fourth quarter of 2018 fell four points to 64, according to the results of the latest survey. The index reading was the lowest on record since the fourth quarter of 2016. After beginning...
The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is part of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).  PTAC, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FGCU and the Lee County Economic Development Office of Southwest Florida are offering contracts and acquisitions educational training...
Tickets are on sale for the Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Industry Appreciation Awards. The event begins with networking at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero. The lunch and awards program will begin at around 11:30 a.m. Awards will be given in the following...
As you may know, various disaster assistance programs have been activated as a result of the Lake Okeechobee algae bloom and impacts from the naturally occurring red tide. Please find information below regarding who can apply for these programs. There are direct links to the respective website for more...
The third annual Southwest Florida Government Contracting Symposium and Expo organized by the Lee County Economic Development Office (Lee County EDO.)   The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on July 20 in building U-102 at the Florida SouthWestern State College campus in Fort Myers. The event is designed to help interested business leaders gain...
The Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO) won an Innovation in Marketing Award at the Florida Economic Development Council’s (FEDC) annual conference. The conference was recently held at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort. The Innovation in Marketing Awards recognize outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations for economic development and innovative practices...
 April 20, 2018 Quarterly Business Climate Survey Released Business leaders have until May 1st to complete To our Cape Coral Business Community: As your local advocate for business success in Cape Coral, our Economic Development team believes that knowledge is a valuable tool. We encourage business owners and executives to take time to participate in the executive...
The Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office are seeking nominations for the 2018 Industry Appreciation Awards, which celebrate the Lee County business community and recognize outstanding local businesses that have positively influenced Southwest Florida. The honorees and finalists will be recognized during the Industry Appreciation luncheon on Oct. 4 at the Hyatt Regency...
The Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2018 SWFL Women’s Business Summit on Feb. 16, at Florida SouthWestern State College, Building U, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers. The event is free, and registration will begin at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by networking from 12:30-1:30 p.m. To register, call...