Doing Business

If you are interested in locating a new business in the SWFEC or in moving your early stage business into the SWFEC we may have the space you need in a great location.
Working to make businesses successful
Offices
Office sizes are 96, 120, 132, and 144 square feet each. Current rates for rental of office space are $24 per square foot per year plus 6% sales tax, and include:
  • Access to fax and copier (minimum charge for copies)
  • Clerical assistance
  • Custodial service
  • Electric
  • Furniture (optional)
  • Ongoing training opportunities
  • Parking
  • Wireless internet
Also available for use by tenants are 2 conference rooms and a 50 seat training room.

Bays
The Southwest Florida Enterprise Center has 24 bays available to be leased. Each of the bays is a space of either 1,190 sq. ft. or 1,600 sq. ft. and may be available in multiples to businesses that require them. Current rent for bays is $6.50 per square foot per year plus 6% sales tax. Each bay has a concrete floor, 3 phase electric service, and ample parking space for customer and/or business vehicles. Tenants are responsible for establishing electricity accounts with FPL.

Applicant Process for Leasing Space at SWFEC
Lease is for a 2 year agreement with one option for an additional 2 years. In order to be eligible to rent the applicant must:
  • Complete an application
  • Prepare a business plan to be reviewed by the SWFEC Director
  • Acquire all appropriate licenses, permits and inspections appropriate to the type of business they intend to operate
  • Provide proof of insurance coverage: $1 million in comprehensive liability, $250,000 in fire legal liability, and workers compensation to cover all proposed employees
  • Pay first month, last month, and security
  • No lease is final until approved by the CRA Board Chair
Lease Services
  • Affordable office or shop space
  • Access to clerical support
  • On site business consulting at no charge
  • Use of computer lab with printer
  • Access to fax and copy machines
  • Conference rooms
  • Furnished office (optional)
  • Mail and custodial service
  • Creative environment where the business owner can minimize risk.
  • Workshops on a variety of issues facing small business owners