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10/23/2013 General

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council 2013 Year in Review

Major Accomplishments: CLICK TO READ FULL REVIEW

  • Assisted with Hertz corporate relocation process by responding to site selector inquiries, advocating for rezoning requests at County hearings, assisting Lee County EDO with the resource room creation and creation of the FAQs sheet for community informational needs, as well as made ourselves available to attend employee visits to represent the community.
  • Assisted The Growing Room Child Development Center with their opening in Bonita Springs by facilitating meetings with the City, streamlining their permitting process, helping facilitate groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting ceremonies, and providing significant public relations support and media coverage.
  • Assisted The Terraces of Bonita Springs ($70 million infrastructure investment) with construction and mail permitting issues, and hosted and marketed job recruitment events, in partnership with Southwest Florida Works, to hire over 200 employees.
  • Developed a partnership with the national PRISM Conference to attend and advocate for doing business in Bonita Springs Estero to nationwide data records storage companies.
  • Represented the Council at the 2012 Florida Redevelopment Association Conference on Small Town Development, as one of the only examples of a highly functioning public private partnership with a unique collaborative model.
  • Distributed 1,000 BSEEDC brochures at International Real Estate Conference in Orlando, in partnership with the Bonita Springs Estero Association of Realtors.
  • Assisted Off the Hook Comedy Club with advocacy, troubleshooting and research for their new facility.