The major artery is interstate I-75, which connects to Tampa and Fort Lauderdale in two hours, and Orlando and Miami in three hours. A parallel thoroughfare is U.S. 41, which also is known as the Tamiami Trail.
Freight mobility and trade:
Florida is a freight mobility and international trade state. Freight, or the movement of goods and commodities, affects the state’s economy and quality of life for all Floridians. From the movement of citrus products to the home delivery of internetordered items, the safe and efficient movement of goods and commodities moves Florida. Freight movement is the economy in motion. Here's the Florida Department of Transportation Mobility and Trade Plan. (Long download)
Southwest Florida offers several major general and business aviation airfields: Naples Municipal Airport (NMA), Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM), Marco Island Executive Airport (MKY), Everglades Airpark and Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers.
Need specific information about runway lengths and amenities? Check these informational airport brochures: Immokalee Regional Airport, Marco Island Executive Airport, Collier County Airport Authority.
RSW, which is located off of I-75, served nearly 8.4 million passengers in 2015 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Today, 14 airlines serve RSW, with nonstop service throughout North America and international service to Canada and Germany. With flights to major gateways like Atlanta, Chicago, New York and more, travelers have access to convenient connections worldwide.
Punta Gorda Airport is conveniently located close to I-75 between Sarasota and Fort Myers and features a low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, which serves 34 cities (some seasonal).
Seminole Gulf Railway owns and operates over 100 miles of track in Florida from a connection with the national rail system at Arcadia between North Naples and between Oneco (Bradenton) and Sarasota. Seminole Gulf is the only freight railroad in Southwest Florida and hauls most of the area’s building materials, newsprint, LP gas, plastics, sugar, stone, recycled materials, steel and other commodities.
The major seaports on the Southeast coast of Florida are Port Miami, which is known as the cargo gateway of the Americas, and Fort Lauderdale-based Port Everglades, a leading U.S. container port. Both are only two to three hours away from Southwest Florida. In addition, the Port of Manatee is the closest deep-water seaport to the Panama Canal and Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest cargo tonnage port. Both ports are located on the west central coast of Florida and are only two to three hours away from Southwest Florida.
Contact Our Office:
Jace Kentner, Director
Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development
2800 N. Horseshoe Drive
Naples, Florida 34104