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12/9/2014 General

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Recognizes City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department with Achievement Award

Bonita Springs, FL (December 9, 2014) At their 2014 Annual Meeting, the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council presented the City of Bonita Springs Community Development Department with a special Achievement Award for the staffs commitment to outstanding service in the economic development field.

The award highlighted that the City’s Community Development Department was recognized in 2014 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity as a Statewide Best Practice for their innovative One-Stop-Shop Permitting Process.

The award was presented to Department Director - John Dulmer, AICP, Surveyor - Jay Sweet, AICP, and Planning & zoning Manager - Jacqueline Genson, AICP.

Christine Ross, Executive Director of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council stated, “Our organization could not ask for better partners. The CH2M Hill team that provides the City of Bonita Springs’ Community Development services is first rate.  They are a big reason why our City’s efforts to streamline permitting was recently recognized as best practice by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.”

Since inception in 2011, the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council clients have made more than $61M in investments and jobs in the Estero and Bonita marketplace. Because of the waiver of impact fees on existing commercial space in Bonita Springs, local businesses have saved over $400,000 on impact fees which has allowed them to hire contractors and trades people to build out their spaces, putting those saving right back into the economy. 

If you are interested in becoming and investor or if you would like to learn more about the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council, please visit www.BonitaSpringsEsteroEDC.com or call (239) 333-2332.

ABOUT BONITA SPRINGS ESTERO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council is organized to build a place to live and work that is economically diverse with a year-round economy that also enhances the environment and reflects the character of the inhabitants of the Bonita Springs Estero, Florida areas. For more information visit www.BonitaSpringsEsteroEDC.com or contact Christine Ross at (239) 333-2332 and Director@BonitaSprings EsteroEDC.org.