» 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 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