Florida Building & Construction
Industry- Cape Coral
Cape Coral is an established leader in the Building & Construction Cluster, regionally as well as nationwide.
Our City has been named one of the fastest growing metro areas, indicative of the broad industry growth due to the local residential real estate boom. With over 67,000 jobs at its peak, this cluster is still Cape Coral’s largest workforce pool.
Cape Coral has a number of foundational strengths that support and encourage the rebound of this cluster. Due to the cluster’s formerly large size, the region has a high number of experienced workers. The local physical infrastructure, as well, has been able to keep up and support broad growth.
Potential to grow is particularly seen in the expansion into the export market. New incoming firms will help deepen the value chain and allow Cape Coral to develop and define its “specialty” services and ensure it has an exportable niche. Areas of opportunity are solar and wind retrofits, pre-built architectural specialties, light manufacturing, and distribution options. Local construction will focus around green builders, weatherization programs, and residential and commercial rehabilitation.