Economic Development seeks to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of the community through the creation and retention of jobs to provide a sustainable tax base for the provision of services. The city enhances regional activities by preparing areas for development, incentivizing redevelopment, and providing amenities and events that enrich the quality of life for people to live, work, play, and invest in Fort Myers. The primary economic development agency in Fort Myers is the Lee County Economic Development Office,