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The "Missing Middle" of Southwest Florida

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The "Missing Middle" of Southwest Florida

It’s no secret that Southwest Florida has a large population of affluent individuals. In fact, Southwest Florida is home to six billionaires and Naples ranks amongst the richest cities in Florida. Southwest Florida’s population is made up of the one percent and beyond. Continue Reading

01/23/2022


In the Know: SWFL and State Now Among Spots with Top Paying Jobs in US, Report Shows

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In the Know: SWFL and State Now Among Spots with Top Paying Jobs in US, Report Shows

Over the decades, many workers moving to Florida arrived knowing they'd be paid less but have some wonderful benefits that include year-round sunshine, beaches and no state income tax. Continue Reading

01/11/2022


Goergen Appointed to the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee

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Goergen Appointed to the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizen Advisory Committee

SWFL Inc. is proud to announce its Government Relations Manager, Josh Goergen, was recently appointed to the Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC). Continue Reading

01/3/2022


Introduction to Session – How a Bill Becomes a Law in Florida

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Introduction to Session – How a Bill Becomes a Law in Florida

As we approach the 2022 legislative session, I wanted to give a brief explanation on how a bill becomes a law in Florida. Each year, the legislature meets for 60 days, where they vote on proposed legislation and appropriate state dollars... Continue Reading

12/22/2021


Esposito Appointed to Affordable Housing Advisory Committee by Lee County Board of Commissioners

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Esposito Appointed to Affordable Housing Advisory Committee by Lee County Board of Commissioners

SWFL Inc. is proud to announce its President and CEO, Tiffany Esposito, MBA, CCE, IOM, APR, has been appointed to the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee by the Lee County Board of Commissioners. Continue Reading

12/2/2021


Army Corps Engineers Release New LOSOM Model That Reduces Discharges to Caloosahatchee River

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Army Corps Engineers Release New LOSOM Model That Reduces Discharges to Caloosahatchee River

On Tuesday November 16th, the Army Corps of Engineers announced their final schedule for the upcoming Lake Okeechobee Systems Operating Manual, or LOSOM. The selected model, model run 260467, will reduce harmful discharges to the Caloosahatchee River Estuary. Continue Reading

11/18/2021


Join the Smart Density Discussion with SWFL Inc. on November 10th

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Join the Smart Density Discussion with SWFL Inc. on November 10th

At SWFL Inc., our vision is to build a vibrant and prosperous community in Southwest Florida where businesses and people thrive. Every policy, program and challenge we take supports that vision. We believe that workforce housing, water quality and workforce development are of the utmost importance. Continue Reading

11/3/2021


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 Design Contract for Shared-Use Pathway in Lehigh Acres

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Lee Commissioners Approve Design Contract for Shared-Use Pathway in Lehigh Acres

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 Contract for Water Quality Project at Lakes Regional Park

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Lee Commissioners Okay Design Contract for Water Quality Project at Lakes Regional Park

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