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Boot Camp for Minority and Small Business

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Announcement:  The City of Fort Myers will host the Edison Awards.  

The Edison Awards are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. The City of Fort Myers is a proud sponsor of the Edison Awards.  Hosted for the first time in Fort Myers at the Luminary Hotel and Caloosa Sound Convention Center on April 21st.  We hope you'll extend your stay and see all that Fort Myers has to offer for your organization.  We have Commercial Realtors ready to assist you with available space in our region.

Have you purchased your tickets to the event?  Order Edison Award Tickets here.

Congratulations to the finalist.  You can learn more about the organization's and watch a video about their innovation here.

Create conditions for our growth and expansion

The City of Fort Myers has been on the forefront of trying new ways to provide services to business owners. We have been supporting the idea of an interconnected network of entrepreneurs as far back as 1988 with the establishment of the Enterprise Center. We continue to have Public-Private Partnerships that showcase the elements of a successful project. A network of entrepreneurs working together stabilized our economy and established additional talented people within our community. We will continue to find innovative ways to provide educational support for the community to continue to increase prosperity, equity, and inclusion in our community.

Florida Gulf Coast University, Hodges University, Florida Southwest State College, and Keiser University provide excellent educational opportunities, and because we have high speed internet, you can bring your educational choice with you for online learning. 

The iconic Edison and Ford Estates reminds you that innovation has long been a part of the rich history in Fort Myers.   We can provide the digital access to connect you with your customer.  Our continued growth is matched by our constant improvement that attracts workers and industries to our area.