Location Matters

Business Incentives

Fastest Growing City


2021 Best Place to Start A Business: Ranked #8 in Fort Myers, Florida

Near the city limits of Fort Myers:

  •  5 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport.
  • North/South access on Interstate 75 and Highway 41
  • Hodges University, Rasmussen University, Keiser University, Florida Southwester State College, College Solutions and Ventures, Fort Myers Technical College, Southern Technical College
  • 7 miles to Florida Gulf Coast University
  • within a 20 mile radius, 19 golf courses and two public golf courses 
  • List of Parks and Amenities
  • city borders both sides of the Calooshatchee River 
  • 12 miles to Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Location matters for many reasons for a business. Here are just a few to consider:

  1. Are your customers able to find you?
  2. Transport from your location to ship to another location.  Do you need access to roads, airport, foot traffic, internet connectivity, water, other supply chains to move product?
  3. Is the location properly zoned for your use?  What zones near by impact you?
  4. Do you have access to the workforce you need?
  5. Is the weather conducive? 
  6. Will you and your employees have a decent quality of life?

Need some reasons to consider Fort Myers?  Go to the section on Why Fort Myers.

2018 Cluster Linkage

Cluster 2018


Lee County has put together information about the Opportunity Zone within Fort Myers city limits.  There are additional advantages to invest in an Opportunity Zone.  If you recently sold a business and have a capital gain issue, let's talk about the advantages of impact investing in Fort Myers.