April 2017
Welcome

Lake Okeechobee. Enterprise Florida. The state budget. The Florida regular legislative session will close May 5. Here are some sources that can help you keep up with the issues:

2017 Legislative Session Overview
Florida House
Florida Senate
Florida Wins: Top Issues

Tiffany Esposito, MBA, IOM, APR
Executive Director

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WORKFORCE RETENTION
April 26 community fair offers employee engagement opportunity
Tiffany Esposito, Director of Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council

WHERE: SWFL Performing Arts Center |  11515 Bonita Beach Road South East 
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 (Five minutes off of I-75)
WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m.
FREE to attend

According to a 2016 study completed by Miami University of Ohio on behalf of Lee Health, employees who are socially active in a community are likely to stay in that community. Send your employees to the free Great Big Community Involvement Fair  here, and help reduce the workforce attrition rates in Southwest Florida's businesses.
QUALITY OF LIFE
FGCU hosts regional career fair May 3
FGCU will host a regional career fair May 3.The fair is coordinated by CareerSource Southwest Florida, and is sponsored by Arthrex, Inc., Kitson & Partners, Lee Health and U.S. Sugar.

WHERE: Alico Arena on FGCU Campus

WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Free to attend
Contact Peg Elmore for more information at (239) 931-8282 x1801 or pelmore@careersourcesouthwestflorida.com
BUSINESS EXPANSION
Florida ranks No. 5 in U.S. for commercial real estate development
Top 5 states for commercial real estate development

1. New York

2. Texas

3. California

4. Louisiana

5. Florida
The Commercial Real Estate Development Association has ranked Florida No. 5 among the fifty states for commercial real estate development in 2016.

Here are some of the numbers behind Florida's ranking:
  • FL spent $7.59 billion on commercial real estate last year
  • The development supported more than 130,000 jobs
  • It contributed $15.75 billion to the state's economy

Read more here

BLOG CORNER
Tips for moving your business to SWFL

Southwest Florida’s commercial business is booming — Naples was recently ranked number one for job growth. It’s no wonder that the growing job market coupled with Florida’s favorable tax climate make Southwest Florida an ideal location for businesses. If you’ve been considering moving your business to Southwest Florida, there’s no better time than the present to make the decision. Once you’ve found the new location for your business, look no further than this list of helpful tips, which will give you information to seamlessly make the move.

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