April 23, 2014

Community Portrait

Fort Myers and Cape Coral

| 11/1/2010

Notable Firms

» Tigris Pharmaceuticals — The Bonita Springs company is working with Jackson Laboratory, USF and other partners to grow biotech in the region.

» Fort Myers-based women’s apparel retailer Chico’s is ranked No. 33 on Florida Trend’s list of 150 biggest Florida-based public companies.

» LeeSar, a regional healthcare supply chain management company, is headquartered in Lehigh Acres

LeeSar
LeeSar is a healthcare supply chain management company.

» Robb & Stucky, the high-end furniture retailer, was founded and has its headquarters in Fort Myers.

» Fort Myers-based Rib City has 28 locations nationwide and is planning more openings.

» Source Interlink, based in Bonita Springs, is a distributor of magazine publications. It is one of the largest wholesalers of DVDs and CDs in North America and one of the nation’s largest magazine publishers.

» NeoGenomics, based in Fort Myers, operates a network of cancer-focused testing laboratories. It employs 166.

» Storm Smart Industries in Fort Myers is the largest manufacturer and installer of hurricane protection products in Florida. The company is developing a line of products that use solar power.

» Algenol Biofuels, a Bonita Springs-based biotech company that turns algae into ethanol, is expanding in Lee County. It received $10 million from the county to build a new facility that will create 120 jobs.

Big Private Employers

» Lee Memorial Health System: 9,434

» Publix Super Markets: 3,071

» Walmart: 1,967

» Chico’s: 1,388

» Target: 1,100

» Hope Hospice and Community Services: 880

» Comcast: 705

» Shell Point Retirement Community: 666

» 21st Century Oncology: 627

» Lowe’s: 626

» South Seas (LXR Luxury Resorts): 500

» CenturyLink: 500

» Bank of America: 500

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