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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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October 2021


October 2021 Newsletter

October 18, 2021

Click here to read the October 2021 Economic Development Newsletter
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August 2021


SWFL sets new real estate marks, but fewer can afford

August 24, 2021

Nearly every community in the country saw a rise in median sale prices over the last year. And 94% of metro areas had double-digit price gains.  Then there’s the best…
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Can firm deliver FedEx to Punta Gorda?

August 18, 2021

Planned 250,000-squarefoot building would be among largest in city. PUNTA GORDA — A North Carolina based commercial real estate development firm has received preliminary approval to build a 250,000-square-foot distribution…
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Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor could open by early 2023

August 04, 2021

PORT CHARLOTTE — Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the frame of the unfinished Sunseeker Resort Charlotte Harbor has become a familiar sight for anyone who regularly passes between…
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July 2021


Allegiant announces Sunseeker restart

July 29, 2021

Seventeen months of uncertainty ended Wednesday as Allegiant Air President John Redmond announced that the company will resume construction of the stalled Sunseeker resort with a $350 million loan.  He…
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