Our strategic location and excellent infrastructure, paired with an unparalleled quality of life and the relaxing Florida lifestyle make Cape Coral: A Natural Fit for Work and Play. Our area ranked as the Top Mid-Sized “Economic Development Hot Spot” area in the U.S. Our economic business environment offers businesses the best chance of growing and prospering. (Expansion Management, 2008)
Cape Coral is the only city in Southwest Florida with an Economic Development Office dedicated to creating and improving an ideal business environment while conducting global marketing and assisting business investment with financial incentives. The Economic Development Office works to create a pro-business environment that helps businesses to succeed and grow.
Our city prides itself on its home town atmosphere, patriotism and global outlook. Cape Coral’s real estate was marketed and sold to people from nations throughout the world. Cape Coral is home to more than 6,000 businesses and a growing number of Cape businesses – both foreign and U.S. owned – are exporting their goods and services globally. Due to its ideal business environment, Cape Coral has truly become a fast-growing, bustling city.
American City Business Journals, Inc. ranked the Cape Coral MSA in the top 10 in job creation in the year 2007, with a five-year growth rate of 32.2%. Our city's ideal economic business environment led to unprecedented investment in new retail, office and industrial buildings. In 2006, the city inventory of office space increased by 788%. This historic increase provides companies with competitive space for expansion and relocation. Over the next years, Cape Coral’s commercial and industrial sector experienced a growth rate of 12 percent.