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Naples Florida City HallFor generations Florida has been a land of business opportunities. 

Florida is a place where entrepreneurs, creators and risk-takers have come to chase dreams, test theories and build fortunes. It was here that the country’s best and brightest engineers launched the rocket that carried the first man to the moon. Countless business magnates, railroad, citrus, real estate developers, plastics manufacturers, and more, built their fortunes in this state. Centuries ago, Ponce de Leon even claimed to discover the “Fountain of Youth” in Florida. Whatever the dream, Florida seemed a great place to make it come true.

Collier County Market Profile

The communities of Naples, Marco Island, Golden Gate, Immokalee, Ave Maria and Everglades City represent Collier County.  Collier County is the largest county in regards to total land area in the State of Florida. The vast amount of land and geographic boundaries, either natural or man made, has encouraged these communities to emerge.

Business and Industry

Collier County’s highly skilled labor force, superior quality of place, and well-developed infrastructure, combine to foster a highly desirable business climate.  Collier County offers several industrial parks and a multitude of manufacturing companies that employ a large number of individuals. 

Climate and Environment

Phenomenal growth has sparked an exciting sense of energy and opportunity in a place that can only be described as Paradise. Southwest Florida’s mean annual temperature is 75 degrees. Even though summer temperatures may reach the high 90’s, the Gulf of Mexico provides delightful breezes and short afternoon showers can be expected daily.

Cost of Living

Collier County, although higher on average than the state in total cost of living, compares favorably to most other metro markets in Florida.


There are several higher education opportunities in Collier County, including Florida Gulf Coast University, Ave Maria University, Hodges University and Edison State College.  Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is Florida’s 10th accredited public university located just east of Interstate 75 between Naples and Fort Myers at exits 123 and 128.  Degree programs are offered in arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and public and social services, with graduate programs in health, public administration, education, social work, and business.


Collier County is one of the most desirable business locations in the country. Year round warmth, beautiful sunshine and a proactive business community make Collier County the ideal corporate location for business growth and future success.