Area

Skyplex is located in one of the top travel destinations in the United States that attracts visitors from around the globe. CEOs and entrepreneurs are discovering the area and making the decision to relocate here.

Southwest Florida is a region on the move with a population of 1.2 million residents, of which more than 674,000 live in Lee County. Studies suggest a positive trend will continue with a projected 14 percent increase in population by 2020. Historically, tourism, construction and agriculture were the driving forces in the economy, but new opportunities are expanding and diversifying the local economy. Lee County continues to attract corporate headquarters, advanced manufacturing, financial and professional services and information technology. These companies recognize the benefits of the area’s economic momentum, existing skilled and professional workforce, as well as being located in Florida – a right-to-work state with no personal income tax that is ranked as one of the top places for business in the country.

Lee County has a premier integrated health care system that continues to grow. Lee Memorial Health System is the sixth-largest public health system in the U.S. and offers four acute hospitals and two specialty hospitals, as well as outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers and primary care physician offices. Southwest Florida is also home to a wide variety of top health care institutions with specialties ranging from cardiology to orthopedics. 

The Lee County School District is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd largest in the nation with more than 85,000 students in grades K-12. The district has an open-enrollment system, which allows parents to choose where their children attend school.

Lee County is home to 10 colleges and universities such as Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College, Hodges University and more, offering a diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition, there are several high-tech training centers and vocational campuses in the region. All are training today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs.

For more information, please visit the Lee County Economic Development Office and Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance.