2013 News Archives

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council December eNEWS (December 2013)

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators December 2013 (December 2013)

Tax Incremement Financing Agreement Between City of Bonita Springs and Lee County (Quote from Mayor Ben Nelson) (December 2013)

Water Bill Prepares for Florida’s Growing Population (December 2013) – Florida Chamber voiced its support for SB 312 bill that encourages public-private partnerships for water storage as Florida will soon pass New York to become the third largest state in the nation and six million new residents will call Florida home by 2030.

Florida’s Manufacturing Industry: OPEN FOR BUSINESS (December 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Update – December (December 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC Board of Directors Welcomes Joseph Bernard, COO at Physicians Regional Healthcare System (December 2013)

Hertz Eyes Expansion (December 2013)

Florida’s 2014 Business Opportunity Guide from the publisher of Florida Trend (December 2013)

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan 2012-2017 (December 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC – December Letter from The Chairman of the Board (December 2013)

‘Old Florida’ Community Removed from Village of Estero Map (November 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council eNEWS – November (November 2013)

Building a Thriving Organization: New Organization Seeking Support for High Growth Entrepreneurship (November 2013)

It’s Growing in Florida (November 2013)

Basketball Tournament to Generate Nearly $750,000 (November 2013)

Bonita Springs Elections Office Relocates (November 2013)

Bond Recognized In Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” (November 2013)

Bonita Springs City Council Approves Task Force (November 2013)

Florida Chamber Past Chair Marshall Criser, III Selected to Lead Florida’s University System (November 2013)

Henderson Franklin Receives Top Tier Honors in 2014 ‘Best Law Firm’ List (November 2013)

Florida’s Tax Climate: Perfect for Business – The Florida Scorecard (November 2013)

Local Web Development Company Partners with John R. Wood to Create Extensive Market Analysis Tool (November 2013)

Florida Trend’s Lee County Business Portrait – Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Sanibel (November 2013)

Broadband Comprehensive Plan Release (November 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Touts New Business Moving in (October 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Three Year Strategic Plan (October 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council 2013 Year in Review (October 2013)

Bonita Springs News (October 2013) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100 partnered on advertisement that appeared in several newspapers throughout the state.

Intro to Algenol Video (October 2013)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Update (October 2013) – Vince Modarelli has been named the new Chairman of the Board.

Governor Rick Scott Announces Path Forward for High Education Standards & Decision to Withdraw from PARCC (October 2013) – Governor Scott sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, announcing the state’s decision to withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), as well as announcing policy improvements at Governor’s Education Summit.

Southwest Florida International Airport Secures Funding for New Air Traffic Control Tower Project (September 2013) – The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) has secured nearly $45 million in funding to begin design and construction of the new Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) project at Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).

Authority Recognized for Maintenance Efforts (August 2013) – Facility Maintenance Decisions magazine has honored the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA), operator of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), with a Financial Management Award in its 2013 Achievement Awards.

Locally Owned & Operated Company in the Running to Be Named “Top 25 Companies in the State of Florida to Watch” (August 2013) – MY Shower Door has been chosen by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (“GrowFL”) to be a finalist in the running for the chance to be named a “Top 25 Company in the State of Florida to Watch”.

Ted Todd Insurance Agency Installs New Telephone Technology for Better Customer Service (August 2013)

Gov. Scott Announces Florida Tourism on Pace for Third Consecutive Record Year (August 2013) – Florida’s tourism from April-June of 2013 has increased 26 percent over the same period in 2012.

Fair in Fort Myers: Looking to Fill More than 400 Positions (July 2013) – One of Southwest Florida’s newest additions, Alta Resources, which provides customer-related outsourcing solutions for global brands, many of them Fortune 100 companies, is creating more than 400 jobs at its Fort Myers location.

Gov. Scott: Florida’s Unemployment Rate Remains Below the National Average for the Fourth Consecutive Month (July 2013) – Florida created more jobs and the statewide unemployment rate of 7.1 percent has remained below the national average of 7.6 percent.

$70 Million Terraces at Bonita Springs Begins Move-In Process (July 2013) – The Terraces at Bonita Springs, a new senior living community, has opened for residents.

Barefoot Beach of Bonita Springs Named One of Top Seven Beaches in U.S. (June 2013)

Florida’s best beaches? Here’s the all-time top 10 (May 2013) – All-time favorites” list compiled from Dr. Beach’s past No. 1 beaches in Florida.

Decorating Den Interiors Named Top Region in U.S. (May 2013) – Decorating Den Interior announced that the Florida region managed by Bonita Springs designers Judy Underwood and Cliff Welles have been named the #1 sales team for 2012 at the 42nd annual International Conference and Suppliers’ Market held in Memphis, TN.

Florida #2 for business in the nation (May 2013) – Chief Executive Magazine announced that Florida is the #2 state in the nation to do business. The magazine survey asked 730 CEOs to rank the best states for business based on a wide range of criteria, from taxation and regulation to workforce quality and living environment.

Newest Generation of Senior Living Communities Nears Opening (April 2013) – The final stages of construction are underway on The Terraces at Bonita Springs.

Commissioner Kiker talks impact fees at ECCL (March 2013) – Former Fort Myers Beach mayor, Larry Kiker, faced a room full of Estero leaders doggedly pushing to keep impact fees intact.