The first company approved to participate in Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency’s (CRA) Job Creation & Talent Attraction Program is Cigent Technology Inc.
CRA commissioners approved Cigent’s application and the firm is eligible to receive up to $8,000 if the new employee is both working and residing in a redevelopment area.
This program will incentivize the creation and retention of full-time employment within the Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Areas by offering a grant payment to companies that create or relocate high wage full-time jobs within an area.
The objective of the Fort Myers CRA Job Creation Incentive is to alleviate blight and economic distress. Companies creating or relocating jobs to their redevelopment areas (RA) will help to lower vacancy rates, increase employment levels, raise the tax base, diversify economic opportunities and promote redevelopment goals. The encouragement of private enterprise will help the RA become self-sustaining in the long term and serves to implement the redevelopment plans for each of the Fort Myers RA’s. The program is consistent with meeting redevelopment objectives, specifically:
Cigent Technology Inc. is a cybersecurity technology company that identifies a potential breach or attack, initiates countermeasures, and locks down critical data, ensuring attackers never reach it. They do this by using an elite team with backgrounds in NSA-level intelligence, ethical hacking, and data recovery.
For more information on how to participate in the program, visit www.cityftmyers.com/craincentives.