2014 News Archives

December 2014 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report (December 2014)

Florida Surpasses New York in Population (December 2014)

Retailers, Eateries Join Coconut Point (December 2014)

Lee County Labor Market Projects Hottest In U.S (December 2014)

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports November Traffic (December 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC Recognizes City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department with Achievement Award (December 2014)

Hodges Designated as a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College (December 2014)

Florida: Economic Surge More than Tourism (December 2014)

2014 November Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report (December 2014)

November 2014 Bonita Springs Estero EDC eNews (November 2014)

CareerSource Southwest Florida Announces the Launch of an Online Regional Business Workforce Guide (November 2014)

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports October Traffic (November 2014)

New Nonstop Fort Myers-San Juan Service Announced (November 2014)

EnviroStruct, LLC, Begins Construction on multiple projects including Herc Headquarters, Hires New CFO and Completes McGregor Veterinary Clinic (November 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Invites Public to December Open Board Meeting (November 2014)

Algenol Named #3 Global and #1 American Company Among Biofuels Digest’s 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy (November 2014)

Hertz Equipment Rental Company Finalized Lease at The Riverview Corporate Center (November 2014)

October 2014 Bonita Springs Estero EDC eNews (October 2014)

October 2014 Southwest Florida Economic Indicator Report (October 2014)

FORUM: City of Bonita Springs Land Development Code (LDC) Chapter 6, Sign Code Changes (October 30th from 9:00-10:30 p.m.)

Shaw Development LLC Completes Acquisition of aerox® – Aviation Oxygen Systems (October 2014)

Florida Named One of the Best States for Business (October 2014)

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports September Traffic (October 2014)

Bonita Springs EDC Announces 2014-2015 Officers & New Board Members (October 2014)

Shaw Development Expands in Bonita Springs (October 2014)

Invest in Local Foods to Help Build the Economy (October 2014)

Why is Florida the Right Choice for Business? Florida Trend has Six Reasons (October 2014)

Lee County VCB Publishes Latest Tourism Statistics (October 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC 2014 Annual Investor Report (October 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Held Annual Meeting at Shaw Development on October 7th (October 2014)

September 2014 Bonita Estero EDC eNews (September 2014)

Florida SouthWestern State College Hosting Job Fair (September 2014)

Save the Date – 2014 Public-Private Sector Summit December 15-16 (September 2014)

September 2014 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report (September 2014)

Bright Ski Season Ahead: Montage Mountain Installs Energy Efficient LED Trail Lighting (September 2014)

Price of Sistrunk lighting fix drops (September 2014)

Atilus Bonita Estero Web Design (September 2014)

Global Tech LED News (September 2014)

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Lee County Tax Collector Office in Bonita Springs (September 2014)

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Slates Candidate Forum for Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District – Seats 1 and 3 (September 2014)

Gov. Scott: Florida Creates 23,000 Private-Sector Jobs in August (September 2014)

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports August Traffic (September 2014)

Lee County Named Ford Next Generation Learning Community (September 2014)

Lindsford’s Gated Community in Fort Myers Offers Convenient Access to Work and Play (September 2014)

Camuto Group Hiring for Credit & Collections Department, Applicants Invited to Attend Job Fair Hosted By Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council (September 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Hosts Annual Meeting at Shaw Development on October 7th (September 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Hosts Job Fair for Relocating Camuto Group (September 2014)

Ted Todd Insurance Agency Welcomes Michelle Kiser to Its Customer Service Team in Bonita Springs (September 2014)

Bonita Springs City Council Approves Budget (September 2014)

Bonita Springs Sign Code Amendments (September 2014)

August 2014 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report Final (September 2014)

August 2014 Bonita Estero EDC eNews (August 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC Invites Public to September 17th Open Board Meeting (August 2014)

Why move to Florida? $200,000 in tax savings – that’s why (August 2014)

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Fraud and Scams Presentation (August 2014)

Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications at Hertz, Richard Broome, speaks at 2014 Bonita Chamber Board of Directors Retreat (August 2014)

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Sign Ordinance Forum on September 4th (August 2014)

July Home Prices In Naples Rise 16 Percent (August 2014)

Bonita Springs Tax Office Relocates (August 2014)

RSW Passenger Count Up 6.1 Percent in July (August 2014)

Ningbo Engagement Letter (August 2014)

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Position Paper on PD&E Study of Bonita Beach Road and U.S. 41 Intersection (August 2014)

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Calls for Reinstatement of U.S. 41 and Bonita Beach Road Study, Official Position Paper Released (August 2014)

Allegiant Plans New Nonstop Routes to Florida (August 2014)

Florida Department of Transportation Recognizes RSW (August 2014)

Five of the Top Housing Markets for Chief Executives are in Florida (August 2014)

Florida Named 6th Fastest Growing Economy in U.S. (August 2014)

Lee County International Trade Solutions Seminar (August 2014)

Institute of Management Accountants of SWFL Event Partnering with Reliabilityweb.com (August 2014)

EnviroStruct 2nd Quarter Newsletter (August 2014)

U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Orlando Seminar (August 2014)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Miami Seminar (August 2014)

July 2014 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report (August 2014)

July 2014 Bonita Estero EDC eNews (July 2014)

Traffic Up In June at RSW (July 2014)

Traffic Up In June at RSW (July 2014)

Lee County EDO Targets Four Industries for Jobs (July 2014)

VIDEO: Bonita Springs Estero EDC Executive Director Introduces Governor Rick Scott at Shaw Development in Bonita Springs (July 2014)

VIDEO: CEO of Shaw Development Speaks on Company Success (July 2014)

President & CEO of Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Comments on Young Professionals Group (July 2014)

1st Half 2014 BSEEDC Marketing and Communications Report (July 2014)

Passenger Traffic at RSW was Up in May Vs. Last Year (July 2014)

June 2014 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report (July 2014)

June 2014 Bonita Estero EDC eNews (June 2014)

Business FGCU iHub (June 2014) – Florida Gulf Coast University iHub receives grant from Gov. Rick Scott; scheduled to open 2015

Cell Phone Lot Relocated at Southwest Florida International Airport (June 2014) – Cell Phone Lot at Southwest Florida International Airport will move to Airport Plaza in the center median of the airport entrance road beginning June 16th.

Student Assignment and Special Programs – School District of Lee County VIDEO (June 2014)

Florida’s Research Universities Tops Noted Research Triangle for Patent Awards (June 2014) – University of South Florida, University of Florida and University of Central Florida collectively were granted more patents in 2014 and combined to be more of an innovative powerhouse than either the distinguished Research Triangle in North Carolina or the Texas university system. The numbers and ranking were compiled by National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association.

New nonstop Fort Myers – Washington Reagan National Service Announced (June 2014) – JetBlue Airways creates two new nonstop routes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to Fort Myers (RSW) and West Palm Beach (PBI) in Florida launching in December 18, 2014 and operate during the winter season.

Bonita Springs Estero EDC Assists EnviroStruct LLC to Receive Waived Impact Fees for New Bonita Springs Office (June 2014) – EnviroStruct LLC move into new offices saving 51% in impact fees with the assistance of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council (BSEEDC).

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators (June 2014)

May 2014 Bonita Estero EDC eNews (May 2014)

Florida Ranks #2 Best State for Business (May 2014) – Recent study from ChiefExecutive.net survey asked 500 CEOs their views of the best and worst states for business.

Florida Logistics and Trade Conference May 15-16, Miami, FL (May 2014) – The second annual forum of discussion and networking designed to bring together industry stakeholders and leaders from all modes of transportation, academia, government, and economic development to discuss the state of logistics as a sector in Florida.

Florida World Trade Month (May 2014)

Bonita Springs Implements a “One Stop Shop” Permitting Process (April 2014) – The City of Bonita Springs has worked diligently with municipal departments to develop a singular office for permits. Applicants can submit building permits and land use applications to initiate the review process, ask questions, and gain the necessary information to successfully complete the application process in a timely and efficient manner.

Florida Businesses Created 20,900 Jobs in March (April 2014) – Florida’s private sector created 20,900 jobs over the month in March 2014. Since December 2010, Florida has added 563,900 private sector jobs.

Village of Estero Referendum Approved by House (April 2014) – The state House passed Estero’s incorporation bill with a vote of 115-3. The measure would place an Estero incorporation referendum on the Nov. 4 ballot after it is passed by the Senate and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

FGCU Test Center Gains National Certification (April 2014) – The Testing Center at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) was recently awarded Test Center certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), an organization whose membership numbers more than 2,000 testing professionals from 615 colleges and universities.

Bonita Springs Ranked #2: Top 16 Small Cities in Florida (April 2014)

Discovery Day Academy Announces Plans for New 21st Century Primary School (April 2014) – Discovery Day Academy, located in Bonita Springs, has announced plans for a new campus, expected to open August 2015. The 21st century primary school will be inclusive of children preschool through 5th grade, with future growth planned through 8th grade.

Strong Hiring Seen in SW Florida (April 2014)

BSEEDC April eNEWS (April 2014)

Quartlery Investor Newsletter: Q1 2014 (April 2014)

Bonita Springs Listed in Forbes Magazine’s 25 Great Places to Follow Your Passions in Retirement (April 2014)

March 2014 Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicator Report (April 2014)

Florida: The Turnaround Story (April 2014)

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Dish Depot to Bonita Springs with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (April 2014)

Culver’s Restaurant Opens in Estero (March 2014)

Bonita Bay Executive Center by CRE: Before and After (March 2014)

Airport Traffic Report: RSW Has Busiest February Ever (March 2014)

SWFL International Airport Reports February Traffic (March 2014)

CSFI Alert: President signs flood insurance bill into law (March 2014)

Hertz from Park Ridge, N.J., to Estero, FL. Southwest FL emerging as a destination for these types of head office consolidations (March 2014)

Florida Research Parks Key to Economic Growth, Business Development (March 2014) – According to the current Florida TaxWatch the Florida state university’s nine research parks play a key role in the state’s economy.

Common Core Toolkit: Courtesy of the U.S. Chamber (March 2014) – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation developed and recently launched www.BusinessForCore.org. This site is a one-stop hub for business leaders interested in Common Core.

Big Plans: Bonita Springs to Annex Weeks Fish Camp Marina (March 2014) –Bonita Springs City Council unanimously approved an annexation agreement with Donovan LLC, Estero Bay Marine LLC and Sugar Mountain Development LLC to annex the former Weeks Fish Camp marina into the city.

March Letter from the Chairman: Bonita Springs Estero EDC (March 2014)

Florida No. 18 for Corporate Subsidies (February 2014) – Florida ranked 18th among the states in the amount of economic development subsidies awarded to companies relocating or expanding operations.

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators (February 2014)

Discovery Day Academy’s Garcia and Cardenas Attend P21 Summit in Washington DC (February 2014) – P21 Summit on 21st Century Learning brought together experts in the field of 21st century learning to explore and celebrate exemplars of 21st century learning practices, and a call to action to make achieving 21st century learning a priority for all students.

Florida AP Scores Show Stuents Making the Grade (February 2014) – New data from the College Board shows that Florida has made significant progress with the Advanced Placement (AP) Program.

Krise Appointed to Airport Advisory Committee (February 2014)

Lee Memorial, Healthpark named among America’s 50 Best Hospitals (February 2014) – An online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals ranked Lee Memorial Hospital and HealthPark Medical Center among top 50 best hospitals.

Governor Rick Scott Urges Obama to Delay Flood Insurance Hikes (February 2014)

Survey: Improving Business Climate in Lee County (February 2014)

Top 10 States for Distribution Center Announcements (February 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC to Host Free Community Meet-and-Greet Receptions (February 2014)

Florida Standards will Prepare State’s Future Workforce (February 2014)

Estero Makes Best Cities for Homeownership in Florida List

Southwest Florida International Airport Reports January Traffic (February 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero EDC Launches Website Content Overhaul (February 2014)

“When Florida Grows, Families are More Successful” (February 2014)

LETTER FROM: Bonita Springs Estero EDC Chairman of the Board, Vince Modarelli – February 2014 (February 2014)

Governor Rick Scott’s “It’s Your Money Tax Cut Budget” (February 2014)

BSEEDC Investor Newsletter (January 2014)

Average Sales Price Climbs as Inventory Decreases in Bonita Springs-Estero (January 2014)

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators (January 2014)

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club Wins Best Community in Florida (January 2014)

January 2014 Regional Economic Indicator Report (January 2014)

Final Response to White House Statement of Policy on NFIP (January 2014)

Shear Unity Salon and Spa in Bonita Receives Award from Salon Today as one of Top 200 Fastest Growing Salons (January 2014)

Bonita Takes First Steps on Landscape Improvement (January 2014) – Bonita Springs city council recently got its first briefing from landscape architect and contractor Chris Busk, who’s been hired to beautify city roadways.

2014 Governors Business Innovators Award Ceremony (January 2014)

Turner/Hertz Timeline of Bid Packages (January 2014)

Kiker Elected Chair of Airport Board (January 2014) – The Lee County Board of Port Commissioners elected Larry Kiker as chair for 2014 during its first meeting.

Exclusive Video Footage: Bonita Springs City Council Candidate Forum (January 2014)

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council January eNEWS (January 2014)

Video: Bonita Springs City Council Candidate Forum (January 2014)

Southwest Florida International Airport’s New Fire Station Earns LEED Gold Certification (January 2014)

Golf Center Grand Opening Fundraises for Children’s Hospital (January 2014) – Alico Family Golf is hosting its grand opening celebration Saturday, January 11. The money will go to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

New Director for Lee County Economic Development Office (January 2014)

Lee County Building Activity Shines in 2013 (January 2014) – Contractors last year pulled 860 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at nearly $195 million in unincorporated Lee County.