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SWFL Inc. Welcomes New Employees

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SWFL Inc. Welcomes New Employees

SWFL Inc. proudly welcomes a new Business Development Manager, Joseph Pate. He joins SWFL Inc. after a successful career in retail at both CVS Companies and Lowe’s. In his new role, Pate supports SWFL Inc.’s mission to help local businesses grow in a modern economy. Continue Reading

10/7/2021


Kathleen Passidomo: Lawmakers Will Demand Equitable Lake O Plan

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Kathleen Passidomo: Lawmakers Will Demand Equitable Lake O Plan

The Army Corps of Engineers erred by not inviting Florida lawmakers to discussions on Lake Okeechobee discharges, Sen. Kathleen Passisomo said. The Naples Republican won’t forget that mistake. “We’ll see how it ends up, but we’re not going to just let it slide,”... Continue Reading

08/23/2021


Creating a Talent Pipeline for Southwest Florida

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Creating a Talent Pipeline for Southwest Florida

Having an adequate supply of well-prepared, employment-ready workers to fill open positions is essential for companies in a business climate in which change and innovation are constants. That applies both nationally and in this region, explained Tiffany Esposito, president and CEO of SWFL Inc.,... Continue Reading

07/13/2021


Lee Commissioners Approve Shared-Use Pathway

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Lee Commissioners Approve Shared-Use Pathway

Lee County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a design contract for the 6-mile Able Canal shared-use pathway in Lehigh Acres. Tampa-based Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp. will design the pathway with a bicycle/pedestrian bridge, high-emphasis crosswalks, shade structures, landscaping... Continue Reading

06/2/2021


Plans for Three-Building Complex Move Forward in Fort Myers Midtown

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Plans for Three-Building Complex Move Forward in Fort Myers Midtown

A new development in Fort Myers could be the key to more business moving to the area. Plans for a massive three-building complex in Midtown are moving forward. The city is hoping this development will inspire other investors to consider Midtown. The developer’s plans highlight the... Continue Reading

06/2/2021


Lee Commissioners Okay Design Water Quality Design

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Lee Commissioners Okay Design Water Quality Design

Lee County commissioners on Tuesday voted to award a $598,575 contract to Johnson Engineering for the design of water quality improvements at Lakes Regional Park. The project is intended to improve the quality of the water flowing from Lakes Park into Hendry Creek through the construction of an... Continue Reading

06/2/2021


Lee Commissioners Approve Water Quality Agreement

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Lee Commissioners Approve Water Quality Agreement

Lee County commissioners voted to approve an agreement with Florida Gulf Coast University for a water quality research project to test methods for the removal of nitrogen from the Caloosahatchee River surface waters in order to improve water quality. The project will be funded by a $180,000... Continue Reading

05/20/2021


Collier County Community Land Trust Earns Certification

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Collier County Community Land Trust Earns Certification

The Collier County Community Land Trust has received its Community Land Trust Certification. The Collier County Community Land Trust is one of eight organizations in the nation to be awarded the designation through a model program between the Florida Community Land Trust Institute and Freddie... Continue Reading

05/19/2021


Lawmakers Agree to $100M in Federal Cash for Everglades Restoration Projects

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Lawmakers Agree to $100M in Federal Cash for Everglades Restoration Projects

Lawmakers agreed to set aside a new pile of federal funding for Everglades restoration projects. The Senate first proposed the $100 million in Everglades restoration funding, and on Monday evening the House agreed. The new pot of Everglades money comes courtesy of funding included in the federal... Continue Reading

04/29/2021


Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Milestone

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Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Major Milestone

Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Noah Valenstein and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to announce significant progress on the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir Project. The South Florida Water... Continue Reading

04/23/2021


Rep. Mast, Solo Calling on Biden to Fund Everglades Restoration

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Rep. Mast, Solo Calling on Biden to Fund Everglades Restoration

Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18) and Darren Soto (FL-9) led members of the Florida Congressional delegation in requesting President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders include full funding for completion of the authorized Everglades Restoration projects in the upcoming infrastructure package. “This... Continue Reading

04/1/2021


Commissioners Approve Management Plan for Preserve in Eastern Lee County

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Commissioners Approve Management Plan for Preserve in Eastern Lee County

Commissioners Approve Management Plan For Preserve in Eastern Lee County Lee County commissioners voted to approve a land management plan for the GS-10 Preserve in eastern Lee County that includes a water management and restoration project by the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement... Continue Reading

03/19/2021