Welcome to business in paradise. Welcome to Charlotte County, Florida.

Wherever you are and whatever your challenge, life is easier here. In Charlotte County, you can get away from everyday hassles like weather, traffic, and taxes and get ahead with ease in a gorgeous sun-drenched climate that’s also one of the best business climates in the nation. Here, you can engage all your senses as you soak up sweeping views of the Gulf horizon—views matched by a serene operational environment that facilitates productivity with lower costs, lower taxes and pro-business regulations.

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The team at Charlotte County Economic Development can leverage local, regional and state resources to relocate and launch your enterprise in our county. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience when you choose our dynamic community for your next business location:

  1. LOW COSTS:

    Our costs are 10% lower than Florida’s average overall costs.

  2.  LOW TAXES

    Benefit from zero income, estate and inheritance taxes.

  3. REDUCED REGULATIONS:

    Fewer burdens mean more productivity and profitability.

  4. STRATEGIC LOCATION:

    Interested clients and business partners surround you.

  5. A PIPELINE FOR SAVVY TALENT:

    Thousands of creative minds will fuel your new enterprise.

  6. A SETTING THAT ENGAGES AND INSPIRES:

    Natural beauty and walkable amenities will motivate you.

  7.  SUPERB WORKING SPACES:

    Unique office and flex space are a short walk or commute away.

  8. POWERFUL LOCAL SUPPORT:

    Our business and government leaders are committed to your success.

Charlotte County has become a haven for businesses escaping challenges. Discover why.

A REFUGE FROM REGULATIONS. AN OASIS OF OPPORTUNITY AND EASE. 

In Florida’s top-rated business climate, smooth sailing is standard operating procedure, thanks to streamlined regulatory processes, competitive costs and a favorable tax structure growing ever more advantageous. Steadily diminishing tax rates include the corporate tax rate, recently reduced to 4.458%, and some taxes eliminated altogether, like income, estate and inheritance.

AN UNRIVALED SETTING FOR UNSTOPPABLE PASSION AND PRODUCTIVITY. 

Charlotte County eases your costs even further—10% below the state average—while immersing your team in a setting of spectacular beauty. Great ideas come naturally when you work in paradise, and when you commute with a stroll or a bike ride, by scooter or a short, scenic drive. Wide-open opportunities are made possible by a flourishing business community and attentive county leadership.

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A FLOWING PIPELINE OF AFFORDABLE, EAGER TALENT

Grow your team with an available regional labor pool of 500,000 with training resources that include colleges and universities in the county and a short drive away in the region. Regardless of your industry focus, there is a nearby talent pipeline prepared to deliver solutions to fuel your business. Our workforce experiences a high quality of life and arrives to work with a positive, inspired approach to problem solving.

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EASILY ACCESS THE UNITED STATES AND BEYOND

Experience immediate mobility that includes fast, convenient flights from Punta Gorda Airport, where Allegiant Air offers service to over 50 nonstop destinations. Beyond our county, Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Meyers is only 30 minutes away, served by 11 airline partners with nonstop service throughout the United States and international service to Canada.


Ready to relocate your business to Charlotte County? We have the business resources and connections you need for success.

THE BEST WORKING SPACE

The ideal operational environment is here with affordable office settings, co-working concepts, or tailored flex and industrial warehousing spaces.

POWERFUL BUSINESS NETWORKING

Businesses that relocate to Charlotte County are supported with a 3-month membership to our 3 local area Chambers of Commerce. With this special 3-month waived membership offer, you will have access to the dynamic business community of the region, including the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, the Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

CareerSource Southwest assists businesses here, by recruiting and screening potential employees at no cost, and exploring other savings like tax credits and on-the-job training.

MENTOR SUPPORT

Local innovators and professionals from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and the Small Business Development Center share their knowledge and connections to help you succeed.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Businesses benefit from financial strategies through our network of partners, including access to capital through loan programs, lines of credit and introductions to the region’s angel investing market.

LEGAL, MARKETING AND ACCOUNTING PARTNERS

Strategic administrative support is available through a collective of local professionals offering legal, marketing and accounting expertise.

CUSTOMER INTRODUCTIONS

Government entities and private businesses are eager to consider the purchase of products and services of entrepreneurs and new businesses in the county.

HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE SERVICE

Local real estate professionals will help you find the home that helps your family thrive and make introductions at schools, clubs and other services to make the transition effortless.


Find your place

The team at Charlotte County Economic Development is here to assist you in your decision to relocate to our county, and through your transition to opening up operations. Consider us your business development concierge, ready to serve.

Take the plunge. Make the call.

Your goals for life and work are too important to be left in the cold. It’s time to find your place in the sun, to take the plunge in paradise. It’s time to live and thrive in every way. Every day you wait is a day in paradise lost. Why not make the call today?

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