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With boundless entrepreneurial opportunities in Florida's target industries, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and an abundant and growing skilled labor supply, it’s only natural that more and more companies are building their future on Southwest Florida’s shores. Cape Coral is the largest city in Lee County, which was named America’s Top Mid-Sized Economic Development Hot Spot by Expansion Management, evidenced by Hertz Corp.’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters in Lee County.

Cape Coral’s award-winning medical, life sciences and other emerging industries are creating new opportunities for visionary entrepreneurs. Cape Coral offers five distinct investment areas, in addition to commercial activity centers. Two industrial parks with Foreign Trade Zones offer approximately 3,844 acres for commercial/industrial development. The Veterans Investment Zone, anchored by the brand-new, 220,000-square-foot Lee County VA Healthcare Center and 15-acre Cape Coral Army Reserve Center, is a vibrant village for the community, patients, staff and visitors. The goal of the Cape Coral VIZ is to develop a campus of symbiotic businesses in an array of compatible fields and industries, including medical clinics and offices, wellness providers, hotel and retail, pharmacy, life science facilities, entertainment, data processing and green industries. The City of Cape Coral approved zoning changes so site opportunities include corridor, commercial, industrial and mixed-use development.

An analysis of Cape Coral’s industry clusters reveals the City’s tremendous growth potential and business opportunities. Most industry clusters show growth outpacing not only the national average, but South Florida peer regions, as well. Our goal is to think strategically to extend local success and entrepreneurial opportunities to export-oriented development. Other emerging clusters such as green industries, professional business services, marine fabrication, defense contracting, and transportation create a rich diversity of opportunity for your business relocation.

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