October 30, 2020

Southwest

Southwest

Consisting of just three counties, Florida's Southwest is the state's smallest region by land size, but it carries a powerful punch. Read more »
Published on 10/30/2020

Denise Vidal hit the ground running as head of Lee County Electric Cooperative

When Denise Vidal became executive vice president and CEO of the Lee County Electric Cooperative (LCEC) last year... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2020

Private insurers are flooding the market

Tampa Bay has become a jumping-off point for analytics-driven flood insurance companies looking to go national. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2020

PODS founder develops new 'fetchable storage' concept

When Pete Warhurst founded PODS in 1998, he hit on a portable-storage innovation that has since become commonplace. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2020

Estero-based Hertz filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Estero-based Hertz, which moved its headquarters to Florida six years ago on the promise of more than $12 million in state incentives... Read more »
Published on 6/25/2020

How Southwest Florida businesses are coping during the coronavirus pandemic

3 Daughters Brewing CEO Mike Harting was an early voice in calling on the government to focus its stimulus efforts on small businesses Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Zak Miller creates phone app to help count the homeless

When the founder and CEO of Hyperion Data learned how data designed to count the homeless population was collected... Read more »
Published on 4/27/2020

Tampa General Hospital's new organ donation equipment

Tampa General Hospital has started using new equipment that enables donor hearts, lungs and livers to be transported at body temperature rather than chilled and transported in coolers. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

Moffitt Cancer Center doctor asks Ringling students to use VR to aid patients

Dr. Sarah Hoffe, who heads Moffitt Cancer Center's gastrointestinal radiation oncology section, is well schooled in treating cancer... Read more »
Published on 1/27/2020

Southwest Florida - Red tide, higher ed, transportation

Says Garrett Richter, President / CEO First Florida Integrity Bank, Naples: “Our outlook at First Florida Integrity Bank in 2020 is positive Read more »
Published on 12/26/2019

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens $92-million expansion plan scrapped

An expansion plan that would have doubled Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' green space Read more »
Published on 11/26/2019

Nanotechnology for disease diagnosis and treatment earns Florida Poly professor international award

Florida Polytechnic University professor Dr. Ajeet Kaushik is determined to make detecting and treating diseases easy, accessible, and precise through the use of nanomaterials for biosensing and medicine. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2019

FGCU named best school in Florida for undergraduate entrepreneurship

Florida Gulf Coast University is the top college or university in Florida for undergraduate entrepreneurship studies, according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Read more »
Published on 11/13/2019

Florida Aquarium reproduces coral in a lab

Scientists at Tampa's Florida Aquarium, after more than two years of research, have successfully induced the spawning of pillar coral in a lab. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Growing Strong

Florida's Southwest comprises just three counties. But what this region lacks in size, it more than makes up for in substance. Read more »
Published on 10/16/2019

Morphogenesis is working on an anti-cancer vaccine

Tampa-based Morphogenesis is working on a vaccine that would identify cancer cells... Read more »
Published on 9/25/2019

Technology Takes Hold

Lee County is home to tech companies like Testimonial Tree, a customer-review management platform, and Flightdocs, which offers maintenance tracking, inventory management, and flight operations software for the aviation industry. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

In Good Company

Large, nationally known companies including Hertz, Chico's FAS, and Gartner play a big role in the local economy, but there are lots of other Lee County companies you should know about. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

Love Where You Live

What often first attracts people to Lee County are its more than 50 miles of gorgeous beaches and pristine natural areas... Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

New and Noteworthy

A look at some of the projects popping up or planned for the area Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

Spreading the Health

Developments in medical care and technology, manufacturing and testing in Lee County are contributing to improvements in health and medicine. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

Made in Lee County

Neil Kagan sees a lot of variety in his role as executive director of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

Learning Opportunities

When students graduate from a high school in the School District of Lee County, they should be ready for either college or a career. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

Working Together

Many hands make light work. It's an old saying but one that also rings true today in Lee County, where organizations and individuals come together to make the area a better place to work and live. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

Getting Around

Whether a company wants to ship products in and out of Southwest Florida or simply move its employees between work and home, Lee County makes it easy to do that. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2019

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