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The Future of Southwest Florida’s Waters After Hurricane Ian
The Future of Southwest Florida’s Waters After Hurricane Ian

The region will face many tough decisions surrounding infrastructure development, funding, and other post-storm related activities. As SWFL focuses on rebuilding and reopening, policymakers and key stakeholders must remember the importance of coastal resiliency and preserving our water quality. Continue Reading

11/10/2022


Building a More Livable Southwest Florida After Hurricane Ian
Building a More Livable Southwest Florida After Hurricane Ian

Before the storm, Southwest Florida was already suffering from an existing workforce housing shortage. Hurricane Ian has now exasperated it. As our local governments focus their efforts on rebuilding our communities, there is an opportunity for counties and municipalities to try something different. Continue Reading

10/14/2022


Solution-Based Conversations Won’t End After State of the Region
Solution-Based Conversations Won’t End After State of the Region

Last week, SWFL Inc. hosted our first public policy event: State of the Region. Two hundred community leaders, business owners and elected officials filled the venue to discuss our region’s greatest needs: water quality, workforce housing and talent development. Continue Reading

09/5/2022


SWFL Inc. Statement Regarding Recent Reports of Fecal Bacteria in Southwest Florida Waterways
SWFL Inc. Statement Regarding Recent Reports of Fecal Bacteria in Southwest Florida Waterways

According to a recent report published by FAU, human fecal bacteria has been found in Lee County Waters. The study found evidence that septic systems are contributing to Southwest Florida’s declining water quality. Continue Reading

08/18/2022


Dane Eagle, Florida DEO Secretary, Joins SWFL Inc.’s State of the Region Lineup
Dane Eagle, Florida DEO Secretary, Joins SWFL Inc.’s State of the Region Lineup

SWFL Inc. has announced Dane Eagle, secretary of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, will be a keynote speaker at State of the Region on Wednesday, August 31. Secretary Eagle will be discussing the state’s workforce development initiatives. Continue Reading

08/16/2022


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