Welcome to the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council

Located in the heart of Southwest Florida, the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council is committed to building a regionally prosperous, sustainable, and economically diverse community. Serving as brand ambassadors, we exist to help local communities grow thoughtfully, to help relocating companies plant new roots smoothly and efficiently, and to attract business and resource partners that make our region stable in any economic environment.


Bonita Springs

The City of Bonita Springs, nestled between Naples and Fort Myers, has unmatched qualities for operating a business. Home to the largest business park in Lee County, the City has made a one-stop shop and streamlined permitting their hallmark. With plenty of arts and music festivals, Bonita also boasts two of Florida’s most beautiful, award winning beaches.

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Established in December 2014, the Village of Estero is known for its community-wide Mediterranean style architecture. One of the up-and-coming areas in SWFL, Estero is known for thoughtful planning and high quality design standards. Immediate neighbors include Florida Gulf Coast University, Jet Blue Park, Miromar Outlets and Coconut Point Mall.

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Why Southwest Florida?

  • Florida is Ranked No. 2 most friendly

    for doing business in the country by chief executive magazine

  • Lee County is ranked in the top 10

    Of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas in the nation

  • Florida is ranked No. 5

    For the Best climate for state business tax by Tax Foundation

  • Florida is ranked No. 6

    For growth by the 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report

  • Estero is ranked No. 1

    Suburban office market in the Eastern U.S.


growth icon Businesses

Key industries within the Bonita Springs and Estero areas include construction, education, financial services, manufacturing, tourism, back office services, and global corporate headquarters such as The Hertz Corporation. Let the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council serve as your complimentary business concierge.

Grow Your Business


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Looking to expand your business in Southwest Florida? Whether you are a new or existing company, we can help you grow and succeed in Bonita Springs and Estero. With site selection services, workforce support and advocacy with City and County leaders, our goal is to smooth out your landing.

Build Your Business


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Southwest Florida was recently ranked among the top 10 labor markets in the country according to the Labor Market 150 Index. The Bonita Springs Estero area offers a highly-educated and experienced workforce due to the proximity to several universities and colleges, as well as the ever increasing migration of new residents to Florida.

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What Residents Say about Us

Neil Simon

Neil Simon

President, EnviroStruct LLC

I just wanted to take a quick minute to express my gratitude with the City of Bonita’s entire building department. We did the build out for Hertz’s temporary HQ’s last year and from start to finish your staff was unbelievable to work with. The Team approach from all parties involved (Architect, The City, Hertz, & […]

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News & Events

Launch My Career FL gains traction in SWFL

This online tool is helping Florida’s students find a career path that is right for them.

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