Doing Business

If you are interested in locating a new business in the SWFEC or in moving your early stage business into the SWFEC we may have the space you need in a great location.

Working to make businesses successful

Offices

Office sizes are 96, 120, 132, and 144 square feet each. Current rates for rental of office space are $24 per square foot per year plus 6% sales tax, and include:

Access to fax and copier (minimum charge for copies)

Clerical assistance

Custodial service

Electric

Furniture (optional)

Ongoing training opportunities

Parking

Wireless internet

Also available for use by tenants are 2 conference rooms and a 50 seat training room.


Bays

The Southwest Florida Enterprise Center has 24 bays available to be leased. Each of the bays is a space of either 1,190 sq. ft. or 1,600 sq. ft. and may be available in multiples to businesses that require them. Current rent for bays is $6.50 per square foot per year plus 6% sales tax. Each bay has a concrete floor, 3 phase electric service, and ample parking space for customer and/or business vehicles. Tenants are responsible for establishing electricity accounts with FPL.


Applicant Process for Leasing Space at SWFEC

Lease is for a 2 year agreement with one option for an additional 2 years. In order to be eligible to rent the applicant must:

Complete an application

Prepare a business plan to be reviewed by the SWFEC Director

Acquire all appropriate licenses, permits and inspections appropriate to the type of business they intend to operate

Provide proof of insurance coverage: $1 million in comprehensive liability, $250,000 in fire legal liability, and workers compensation to cover all proposed employees

Pay first month, last month, and security

No lease is final until approved by the CRA Board Chair

Lease Services

Affordable office or shop space

Access to clerical support

On site business consulting at no charge

Use of computer lab with printer

Access to fax and copy machines

Conference rooms

Furnished office (optional)

Mail and custodial service

Creative environment where the business owner can minimize risk.

Workshops on a variety of issues facing small business owners