The City of Cape Coral operates under the council-manager form of government. City Council members are elected at large from seven districts. The mayor is also elected at large and is the eighth member of the council. The mayor presides over council meetings. The City of Cape Coral provides police and fire services within the city. The City provides a comprehensive range of municipal services including general government, public safety (police and fire), public works, community development, economic development, utilities, transportation, and parks and recreation.
Cape Coral Florida, strategically situated midway between Tampa and Miami, is emerging as a top Florida growth city and market for manufacturers who need to distribute goods throughout other parts of Florida, the southeastern United States, and Latin America.
With an estimated labor force of 107,000, many of whom are white-collar workers, Cape Coral offers businesses the opportunity to tap into a local source of experienced workers who want to work, live, and shop within the city limits. 60% of Cape Coral’s workforce commutes to work outside of the city. The Economic Development Office is actively recruiting companies whose business needs match with the occupational and educational experience of our residents.
Numerous well-known national retailers and restaurant chains have located within the city, for example: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Kohl’s Department store, Walmart, Carrabba’s, Super-Target, Belk’s, Home Goods, Michael’s, Chili’s Bar & Grill, Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Bonefish Grill, Uno's, Fosters Grille, and LA Fitness Gym, among many others.
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