Workforce

edc-workforceThanks to the close proximity to local universities and colleges in Bonita Springs and Estero such as Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College, you can find interns, co-op students and the talented, educated workforce you’ll need to support your business growth. Additionally, the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals group is the perfect resource to find young, talented employees for your business.

View a list of organizations where employees can volunteer, join and play here.

Demographics

Nestled between Fort Myers and Naples, the cities of Bonita Springs and Estero can be found in the heart of Southwest Florida. Here is some of the latest Demographic Information from 2015:

Bonita Springs Estero Lee Country
Total Establishments 3,167 1,043 32,315
Total Employees 22,463 9,862 270,997
Total Establishments by Size Bonita Springs Estero Lee County
1-4 68.74% (2,177) 64.46% (660) 67.73% (21,866)
5-9 17.49% (554) 17.60% (183) 16.67% (5,387)
10-19 7.61% (241) 9.52% (99) 7.94% (2,556)
20-49 3.88% (123) 5.87% (61) 4.79% (1,548)
50-99 1.55% (49) 1.83% (19) 1.63% (527)
100-249 0.51% (16) 1.44% (15) 1.00% (323)
250-499 0.22% (7) 029% (3) 0.18% (57)
500-999 0.00% (0) 0.00% (0) 0.04% (14)
1,000+ 0.00% (0) 0.00% (0) 0.02% (7)
Total Employees by Major SIC Bonita Springs Estero Lee County
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing 2.89% (649) 3.61% (356) 1.67% (4,514)
Mining 0.00% (0) 0.00% (0) 0.00% (3)
Construction 8.56% (1,923) 2.75% (271) 7.54% (20,439)
Manufacturing 1.56% (350) 0.41% (40) 2.54% (6,883)
Transportation and Communications 2.00% (449) 3.38% (333) 3.54% (9,539)
Wholesale Trades 3.62% (814) 0.38% (37) 3.42% (9,266)
Retail Trade 28.60% (6,424) 43.12% (4,252) 26.51% (71,832)
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 13.46% (3,024) 13.24% (1,305) 8.58% (23,241)
Services 37.61% (8,449) 31.65% (3,121) 41.45% (112,339)
Public Administration 0.88% (197) 0.71% (70) 4.12% (11,168)
Unclassified 0.82% (184) 0.76% (75) 0.63% (1,719)