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TOP REASON 1: Ideal Business Environment

Make Cape Coral's Ideal Entrepreneurial Environment Your Business
 

Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida, strategically located between Tampa and Miami, and 160 miles southwest of Orlando. Based on workforce data and future land use plans, Cape Coral’s growth engine continues to beCapeHarbourMarinaSunset fueled by population growth, and the business environment will be sustained by investment in commercial and industrial development.

Why is Cape Coral a preferred corporate relocation destination? 

The city is known for its positive entrepreneurial environment.  Out of all the metro areas in the country, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA is No. 1 for anticipated job gains in 2016 (HIS Global Insight research firm).  Cape Coral ranks No. 4 in the U.S. for the most anticipated economic growth, at 4.5% (Bloomberg, 2015). The City of Canals is also ranked among the top 10 housing investment cities in the U.S. in a 2016 Forbes report using data from the North Carolina-based company, Local Market Monitor.

The state’s taxing climate is poised for your business. Florida is the No. 2 state in the nation “in which to do business” (Chief Executive 2016). The Sunshine State’s tax business climate ranks No. 5 in the nation (Tax Foundation’s 2016 Facts & Figures). In addition, Florida topped the U.S. in income growth in 2015 (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis).