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Charlotte County’s Sunseeker resort plans to bring a unique experience to SWFL in 2023

May 11, 2022

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — “There’s nothing like Sunseeker. There’s nothing like Sunseeker in the country. This is a unique product especially to SWFL,” Charlotte County’s Economic Development Director Dave Gammon…
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Two counties in the region lead the way nationally in population growth

May 02, 2022

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More than 1,800 counties nationwide posted population increases in 2021. Of those, two counties on the west coast of Florida — Polk and Lee — ranked among the top 10…
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Wright Construction Group begins construction on Punta Gorda Airport

April 22, 2022

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Construction began on the Runway 4-22 Rehabilitation Project at Punta Gorda Airport. As a part of the outlined scope for the project being handled by Wright Construction Group, the 7,000-foot…
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Florida is a national leader in business startups

March 18, 2022

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New business starts are coming in fast nationwide and Florida is galloping to the lead. Nearly six million applications for new businesses were filed from January 2021 through January 2022,…
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Renovation plan revealed

March 01, 2022

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PORT CHARLOTTE — The Promenades Mall owner submitted a redevelopment plan with 1,100 apartments, office and retail space all mixed together adjacent to the Charlotte County’s hospital hub. Currently, the 26-acre long-standing…
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Mall sold to debt holder for $100K

March 01, 2022

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MURDOCK — Bond holders owed $44.8 million for the bankrupt Port Charlotte Town Center mall now own most of the facility after they ended up the high bid of $100,100. …
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Florida Tech Jobs: The 10 Best Areas to Work [2021]

October 04, 2021

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Finance Buzz Article Tech is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in America, and as the industry has grown, specific cities have become major hubs for technology companies. All kinds…
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MSA’s efforts yield measurable, meaningful growth.

August 30, 2021

Florida’s Punta Gorda-Charlotte County MSA rises to #11 in Milken Institute’s “Best Performing Cities” ranking. A rise that lifts all boats: In this year’s Milken Institute Best Performing Cities Index,…
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June 2021


Punta Gorda Built Right acquired by Fluidra

June 23, 2021

PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA, June 16, 2021:  The Charlotte County Economic Development Office announces that Fluidra, a Spanish owned company and global leader in pool and wellness equipment, has completed the…
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April 2021


$2 million aircraft engine lands. Student learning takes off.

April 22, 2021

  $2 million aircraft engine lands. Student learning takes off.   Donation of Pratt & Whitney turbofan engine lifts Charlotte Technical College A&P airframe mechanics program to the top of…
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Florida is a national leader in new business creation

April 20, 2021

The Southeast is a leader in new business starts. Floridian’s apparently can see the sun come out amid an arduous time like the pandemic. One shining example: the state is…
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Small cities in region score big in net migration survey

April 08, 2021

The story of people fleeing New York in droves, often to Florida, is entering plane landed safely territory: not much breaking news there. But a new report from online moving…
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February 2021


Small biz performance rated high locally

February 22, 2021

Several Charlotte County small business owners recently told The Daily Sun their businesses are thriving and they are glad they decided to put down roots in the area.  Designer Lily Rivera, who…
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