Need help finding a job or being retrained to get back into the workforce? Check out the Career and Service Centers of Southwest Florida. These centers are designed to provide individuals with access to employment, education and training services from different programs and providers at a single location.
Interested in finding out how Southwest Florida is pulling together as a region to increase the opportunity for employment? Read about a regional initiative called “A Brighter Place.” This five-county partnership is committed to the continued expansion of its infrastructure, resources, intellectual and financial capital.
Founded in 1976, the Economic Development Council of Collier County is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to diversify the economy and create high wage jobs.
In 2009, the Economic Development Council launched "PROJECT INNOVATION - Economy Building for Collier County," an exploration into economic innovation and productivity, and how businesses can create a prosperous and sustainable business community in Collier County. This initiative is intended to drive the change needed to assure economic prosperity into the future.
The Economic Development Office is a Lee County government department that works to bring new companies to the area and help existing businesses grow and expand. The EDO staff provides support to the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation, and Industrial Development Authority. The department’s new slogan is “Together We Mean Business.”
The Charlotte County Economic Development Office focuses its efforts on encouraging the recruitment, expansion and retention of diversified high impact industry; creating high skill - high wage jobs and diversifying the economy and tax base.
The News-Press has put together survival resource web pages, Economy – The Road to Recovery, to help Southwest Floridians cope in today’s economy.
The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University is a dynamic community-based resource, which helps small business owners take advantage of new opportunities to grow their business through a diverse collection of programs and services.
The vision for the new Florida Gulf Coast University Innovation Hub is simple. Be the world's next great research park. The Innovation Hub is a private and public partnership dedicated to sustainability and renewable energy research.
Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership serving as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development.