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Cape Coral’s Talent Pool

High-quality education, an attractive locale, growing population and thriving economy are central to developing a strong workforce and recruitment. Cape Coral, the 8th-largest city in Florida with about 200,000 people, proudly has them all.


  • 7 in population growth (Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA) from 2010 to 2018 – U.S. Census Bureau, April 2019
  • 1 projected real economic growth for next three years (5.1 percent annually) – Forbes / Moody’s Analytics, October 2018
  • 2 projected job growth – Forbes / Moody’s Analytics, October 2018
  • 2 or Best in Nation for expected job growth for multiple quarters in 2018 and 2019 – Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey
  • Florida 4 in business tax climate – The Tax Foundation / Business Facilities magazine, 2018

What they’re saying

Growing businesses that have expanded or relocated in Cape Coral in recent years include automotive marketing firm CK Advertising, natural health provider and supplier Dr. Mercola and Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats. Other established businesses in Cape Coral that also continue growing with the city include Ecological Laboratories, S4J Manufacturing Services and Architectural Metal Flashings.

 2019 Largest Employers Number of Employees
 Lee County School District  2,485
Lee Memorial Health System  2,562 
City of Cape Coral  1,362 
Publix Super Market  1,258 
Sam's / Walmart  887 
Home Depot  570 
Regional VA Clinic  530 
Gulf Coast Village  470 
Target  368 
Cape Coral Charter Schools  327 
Lowe's Home Improvement Center  325 

Workforce Educational & Business Partners

In addition to nearly a dozen higher-education providers in Southwest Florida, key workforce development partners for Cape Coral include: