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Office of Business & Economic Development


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 expand or move here from a foreign country or out of state. If you're looking for place to establish and grow your business, consider Collier County.

Read our latest economic indicators here.

Interested in Collier County's impressive demographics? View them here.

Naples demographic information.

Marco Island demographic information .

Immokalee demographic information.

Goodland demographic information.


Get to know Collier County a little better by learning about all the great things that make our county successful:

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Opportunity Naples

CareerSource Southwest Florida
SCORE Naples

SW Florida Economic Development Alliance

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council 

Small Business Development Center

Naples Accelerator



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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.

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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.
The Best Cities for future job growth

2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing



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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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Jace Kentner, Interim Director
2660 N. Horseshoe Dr., Suite 105, Naples Florida 34104
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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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