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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

Have you ever wanted to get involved with local politics but didn't know 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., that's just one of the reasons we decided to launch State of the Region. Continue Reading

06/13/2022


How Did This Year’s Legislative Session Affect Southwest Florida? Find Out June 28

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How Did This Year’s Legislative Session Affect Southwest Florida? Find Out June 28

There were thousands of bills filed last legislative session, and many of them have a direct impact on our lives here in Southwest Florida. It’s imperative to educate ourselves on how these bills might influence our region, and you can do so at SWFL Inc.’s President’s Club Roundtable on June 28th. Continue Reading

06/6/2022


Why We Need Workforce Housing

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Why We Need Workforce Housing

Through the work of our local leaders, business community and other keys stakeholders, the region has become an attractive choice for business owners looking to expand or open up shop. This is great for the economic development, but one question is unanswered: Where will our workforce live? Continue Reading

04/20/2022


Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

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Second Annual Workforce Signing Day

Workforce Signing Day is entering its second year and looking forward to celebrating this year’s graduating class of seniors that are entering the workforce, and is cohosted by SWFL Inc., The Lee County School District, Lee County Economic Development Office, MY Shower Door and D3 Glass. Continue Reading

04/11/2022


Southwest Florida’s Transportation Future

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Southwest Florida’s Transportation Future

Lee, Collier and Charlotte residents are invited to attend SWFL Inc.’s upcoming President’s Club roundtable on Tuesday, April 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at The Hub and discuss Southwest Florida’s transportation future with three location transportation leaders. Continue Reading

04/1/2022


A Response to Recent Water Quality "Concerns"

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A Response to Recent Water Quality "Concerns"

While we continue to make progress on clean water, our local news continues to share photos and publish stories that make it seem we are still suffering from large scale blue green algae and red tide outbreaks. Recently, The News-Press published an article titled... Continue Reading

03/25/2022


Government Loans That Make Homeownership Possible

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Government Loans That Make Homeownership Possible

Submitted article by FedHome Loan Centers. Have you ever thought about owning a home in a beautiful beach area but are not sure you can afford all the initial costs that come with buying such a property? Continue Reading

02/16/2022


Stop the Roadblocks for New Roads

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Stop the Roadblocks for New Roads

There is no question that Southwest Florida is growing at an unprecedented rate. Thanks to our elected officials, community leaders, and the business community, our region has become of the top choices for families and new businesses to relocate to. Continue Reading

02/14/2022


Addressing Water Quality in Our Backyards

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Addressing Water Quality in Our Backyards

While it felt like it was a never-ending process, we finally made some headway on the Army Corps’ plan for a new Lake Okeechobee Systems Operating Manual, or LOSOM. Late last year, the Army Corps announced that they’re moving forward with their selected model. Continue Reading

02/2/2022


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


SWFL Now Among Spots with Top Paying Jobs in US

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SWFL Now Among Spots with Top Paying Jobs in US

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 Committee

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Goergen Appointed to the Lee County 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