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December 12, 2017

Business Florida 2014 - The Regions

Southwest Florida

Estero, Fort Myers, Naples, Punta Gorda

| 9/27/2013

NOTABLE ADDITIONS/EXPANSIONS

Corporate headquarters The Hertz Corporation, a Fortune 300 company and the world’s largest airport general use car rental brand, plans to relocate its world headquarters from Park Ridge, New Jersey, to Lee County. Coming on the heels of acquiring Oklahoma-based Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, this move by Hertz aims to consolidate corporate operations and have ready access to Florida’s tourism assets. Plans call for construction of a 300,000-sq.-ft. headquarters building in Estero and 700 Florida-based jobs.

Professional services Wisconsin-based Alta Resources has begun hosting job fairs and filling the nearly 500 customer service and sales jobs it will create in Fort Myers with the opening of a call-center later this year in the Gateway Corridor. Among the firm’s reasons for choosing Fort Myers: the availability of bilingual workers.

NOTABLE EMPLOYERS

Corporate Headquarters
• Chico’s FAS Inc. Fort Myers
• Source Interlink Companies Inc. Bonita Springs

Healthcare
• Arthrex Inc. Naples
• Lee Memorial Health System Fort Myers
• LeeSar Fort Myers
• NCH Healthcare System Naples

Information Technology
• Gartner Inc. Fort Myers

Manufacturing
• Heinz North America Fort Myers
• Raymond Building Supply North Fort Myers
• Shaw Development Bonita Springs

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Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala
Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala

Sting performed with the Florida Orchestra for their 50th anniversary gala Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rocker belted some of his biggest hits while conductor Michael Francis led the orchestra.

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