edc_img_region-smWith our amazing weather, pro-business environment, and close-knit community, it’s no wonder Southwest Florida and Bonita Springs/Estero in particular is¬†considered one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States. Our close proximity to national/international travel, affordable office space, and business friendly services make the Bonita Springs Estero area a great place to live, work, and play. Find out more about the demographics and major employers of Lee County here.


Reasons to Select Southwest Florida

No State Income Tax

Unlike most states, Florida does not have a state income tax, making Southwest Florida one of the best places to conduct business in the nation.


Available and Affordable First Class Office Space

Concerned about finding the perfect office location? Not to worry! The Bonita Springs Estero EDC can connect your company with the perfect space in which to grow your business. We offer site selection services along with guidance on zoning and use designations from our planning partners.


Convenient Transportation Options

When you conduct business in the Bonita Springs and Estero area, you are always in close proximity to convenient transportation options, including an international airport with foreign trade zone status and major interstates just 10 minutes away.


Streamlined Permitting & Waived Impact Fees

Bonita Springs has waived impact fees on change of use for existing buildings, and has one-stop shop and streamlined permitting. Lee County’s waiver of impact fees and Estero’s shovel ready sites are two of the many reasons The Hertz Corporation selected our area for its new global headquarters.


Business-Friendly City & County Governments

Through strong collaborative relationships with our local county governments, both Bonita Springs and Estero are known for getting their customers through the planning process efficiently, allowing you to keep your projects on time and on budget.


Availability of Workforce

In Bonita Springs or Estero, you’ll find that our workforce is second-to-none. With close proximity to award-winning higher education and technical schools who are willing to customize curriculum to fit to the needs of the business community, the Bonita Springs Estero EDC can help you find the right talent for your organization.



Moving to a new place generally requires investing in a new home. Thankfully, the Bonita Springs and Estero markets provide a diverse collection of safe, affordable communities to choose from. Whether waterfront or on the golf course, your corporate executives will be particularly happy with the variety of fresh new high-quality housing stock to choose from.


Quality of Life

With beautiful weather here year-round, you can be at the beach or on your boat in 15 minutes. We have every recreational and cultural activity you can imagine and you never have to wait for the snow to melt to enjoy it! The Bonita Springs and Estero area is truly a paradise.