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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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April 2018


Planned projects on tap at Charlotte Commission

April 05, 2018

By Gary Roberts - Staff Writer   MURDOCK — Several proposed developments, some big, some small, will be up for consideration at the next Charlotte County Commission meeting. The largest project…
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Back to the FUTURE THE BOTTOM LINE: Babcock Ranch seeks delicate balance

April 04, 2018

By Gary Roberts, Staff Writer - Charlotte Sun  A new downtown. A new school. A new green way of living. With Babcock Ranch “coming to life right now,” can it…
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February 2018


GBT unveils tenant roster for former Kmart

February 27, 2018

By Staff Writer, Gar Roberts - Charlotte Sun PORT CHARLOTTE — Once remodeling is completed, a list of tenants are ready to move into the former Kmart store on Murdock…
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New businesses swarm to region

February 05, 2018

By Gary Roberts, Staff Writer - Charlotte Sun SOUTHWEST FLORIDA — Not too long ago, real estate agents struggled to come up with positive signs in the commercial market. But…
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December 2017


Charlotte County commissioners OK tax credits to boat manufacturer

December 18, 2017

Jonathan Scholles, Staff Writer - Sun-Herald  MURDOCK — With little deliberation Tuesday, Charlotte County commissioners moved quickly to OK tax credits to bring a boat manufacturing business to town. The board…
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