Get Your Voice Heard at State of the Region on August 31

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Get your voice heard at State of the Region on August 31

By: Tiffany Esposito, MBA, CCE, IOM, APR, President & CEO, SWFL Inc.

Have you ever wanted to get involved with local politics but weren’t quite sure where to begin? Do you have a desire to help your community and have a say in the issues that matter most to you? We’ve been there too at SWFL Inc., and it’s just one of the reasons we decided to launch our newest signature event: State of the Region. This event will feature speakers and panelists from across Florida to discuss the trends, economics and policies that directly affect Southwest Florida's community.

State of the Region will focus primarily on SWFL Inc.’s policy priorities which include workforce housing, water quality and workforce and talent development but also touch on a wide range of topics including transportation, infrastructure and the challenges the region faces with an influx of residents and expected growth.

Join us as we take a deep dive into these topics and have a solution-based discussion on how Southwest Florida can move forward to solve the problems our businesses are facing each day. State of the Region will be hosted on Wednesday, August 31 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Tickets can be purchased at If you have any questions or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, don’t hesitate to reach out to Hannah Phillips, SWFL Inc.’s Director of Programs and Events, at [email protected].

SWFL Inc. is committed to supporting, protecting and promoting businesses in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. To make that possible, we actively work on solutions that help businesses succeed. I encourage you to head to our website and browse the “Development” tab. Here, you’ll find more information on our legislative priorities and contact information for Southwest Florida’s federal, state and county elected officials so you can ensure your voice is heard. Lastly, you’ll also find The Florida Scorecard™, which is a dynamic online tool that identifies and tracks key metrics that are important to Florida’s economy today and into the future.

If you can’t make it to State of the Region, we always welcome you to join in on the conversation and discuss how we can build a prosperous community. Contact me anytime at [email protected] if you’d like to start receiving legislative updates from our team via email. We send out advocacy updates every two weeks to keep you informed on the current issues impacting our region and how we can make a difference.