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Why just vacation in Naples? Make Collier County your business' headquarters!

 

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Prosper in Collier County

Businesses that start here often prosper. There's a high level of collaboration within the community — private business, non-profits and government — as well as a common purpose: maintaining the enviable lifestyle residents here enjoy.

Away from the crowds and stress of bigger cities, Naples and Collier County offer deep resources for everything from start-up business loans and workforce training to accelerators that can jump-start a business, allow it to expand or move here from a foreign country or out of state. If you're looking for a place to establish and grow your business, consider Collier County.

We're the 10th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and were the top fastest growing area in the country for 2016 in a ranking by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Wallet Hub also ranked Naples/Collier County as the No. 3 Best Place to Start a Business in Florida and Forbes magazine/Moody's Analytics Forbes ranked Naples and Collier County No. 4 in the Top 10 Best Cities for future job growth!  

Read our latest economic indicators report here.

Learn about Collier County's business sectors here via the U.S. Census' American FactFinder.

Interested in Collier County's impressive demographics? View them here through Zoom Prospector, and here via the U.S. Census' Business Builder Report.

This U.S. Census Business Builder Report tells you about consumer spending in Collier County, your competitors as a business, what businesses operate here, education and more.

Naples demographic information.

Marco Island demographic information .

Immokalee demographic information.

Goodland demographic information.

                       

Get to know Collier County better by learning about all the great things that make it successful:

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Naples Accelerator and the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee 

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University

The Partnership for Collier's Future Economy

SW Florida Economic Development Alliance

CareerSource Southwest Florida
            
SCORE Naples

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council 

           

 

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Read our accolades!

May 11, 2018 Naples, Marco Island named among "20 Best Places to Vacation in Florida" by TripAdvisor

Jan. 10, 2018 Naples tops in Florida on U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Jobs' list or view here.

Jan. 10, 2018  Naples, Marco, Immokalee area (Collier County) again ranks tops among Milken Institute's index of "Best-Performing Cities" in the nation.

Oct. 17, 2017  Annual Gallup-Sharecare Well-being study shows Naples, SWFL on the rise

October 2017  Naples/Marco Island named among 15 top happiest cities in the U.S.

Aug. 11, 2017 Naples makes list of top 10 most adventurous destinations in the U.S.

June 30, 2017 Wallethub names Naples 2017’s Best Beach Town to Live in

May 2017 Gallup Sharecare Wellbeing Index lists Naples as tops in the nation in its 2016 Community Rankings For Healthy Eating

March  2017. For the 2nd year in a row, Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016 Community Rankings lists Naples as the healthiest, happiest city in the US!  

Feb. 22, 2017 Naples tops list as the least-polluted city in America            

January 2017  Wallet Hub ranks Naples/Collier County No. 3 Best Place to Start a Business in Florida

The Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island metro area (Collier County) led the state's diversity ranking from April through June 2016, says a quarterly report by FGCU's Industry Diversification Project.

In 2016, Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being: 2015 Community Rankings ranked Naples (Collier County) the Happiest, Healthiest City in the US.

                     
Economic Growth: The Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee metropolitan area topped the list of metropolitan areas expected to see the most economic growth in 2016, according to a report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which said the economy will grow 4.9 percent in 2016.

Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee metropolitan area was the 10th fastest growing area, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
            
October 2016 Forbes magazine report on Moody's Analytics, which ranks Naples and Collier County No. 4 in the Top 10 Best Cities for future job growth

In 2016, Collier County, the Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee area was named No. 17 in Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities: Where America's Jobs are Created and Sustained. 

In 2015, Collier County, the Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee area was named No. 15 in Milken Institute's Best Performing Cities, up from 60 in 2014

 

 

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FGCU - Regional Economic Research Institute - Industry Diversification Report

Southwest Florida Regional Economic Indicators (Collier County Data    
Industry and Labor Seasonal Population Information)

Enterprise Florida Inc.

Department of Economic Opportunity
Small Business Development Center (assistance with start-ups and small business enterprises)

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

CareerSource Southwest Florida (Regional workforce board that offers training and employment services for employers and job seekers)

Florida Power and Light  

More Data, Quality of Life information, Rankings and Accolades Here.

 

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Visit the Naples Accelerator Soft Landing Page.

Visit the Naples Accelerator

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Contact or visit our office:

2660 N. Horseshoe Dr., Suite 105, Naples Florida 34104


239-252-8990

Jace Kentner, Director
Jace.Kentner@colliercountyfl.gov

www.Colliergov.net/OBED

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Read the annual performance reports for county economic development partners that received funding for FY2016-17: Economic Incubators Inc  and Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance. Read the Local Government Economic Development Incentives Survey for FY 2015-16.

Mission Statement:
“Implement a successful program of economic policies, strategies, and incentive programs that institutionalize a business-friendly environment through delivery of world-class customer service.” 

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