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LMCU enjoys ‘think tank’ nature of Horizon Foundation

By Mark Stevens As the population here in Southwest Florida continues to grow, so does the region’s business landscape. A significant part of creating that landscape for the past 30+ years has been the Horizon Foundation. This organization has successfully worked with businesses, both new to the region and established, to provide opportunities for public-private […]

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As Lee County rebuilds, economy continues to grow

By Mark Stevens In 2023, Lee County dove headfirst into rebuilding from Hurricane Ian, reaching tremendous milestones across the community. We continued to prove that the relationship with the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and the Economic Development Office is one of our most valuable business and community assets.

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Horizon Foundation announces dynamic slate of officers for 2024

Lee County’s leading nonprofit business organization, the Horizon Foundation, has set its slate of officers for 2024. Committed to advancing its mission and expanding its impact, the Foundation has assembled a dynamic team of leaders who bring diverse expertise and a shared passion for creating a brighter future. Heading the Foundation is President Mark Stevens,

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Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida grows with support of Horizon Foundation

By Bill Johnson, Jr. Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida (CPSWFL) has long been a leader in commercial real estate in Southwest Florida. For over 30 years, CEO Gary Tasman and his team of commercial real estate experts have been behind the sale or purchase of some of the most significant pieces of commercial

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The ‘Wright’ way to invest in economic development

By Bill Johnson, Jr. As a staple of Southwest Florida for over 70 years, Wright Construction Group has been at the forefront of many of the area’s most prominent commercial construction projects. The company’s portfolio of projects includes the Caloosa Sound Convention Center, Bonita Springs City Hall, Fort Myers Riverfront Redevelopment, FGCU’s Alico Arena, Fort

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State-of-the-economy report lauds 2023 economic development in Lee County

Business and community leaders from across Southwest Florida gathered Feb. 1 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre for a state-of-the-economy presentation that revealed encouraging signs about the local economy. The Annual Meeting of the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office attracted more than 350 guests as industry experts revealed numerous economic accolades

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Blue Waters Development Group relishes opportunities presented by investment in Horizon Foundation

From its very onset over 30 years ago right up until today, the Horizon Foundation has been a visionary business organization. Working with businesses across the spectrum throughout Lee County, the foundation is a nonprofit that provides opportunities for public-private partnerships and businesses to invest in the long-term prosperity of the community. One of the

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FGCU’s new president touts vision for university’s future at Horizon Foundation reception

The Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office, in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, recently hosted a reception for Lee County business and community leaders to welcome FGCU’s new president, Aseygul Timur. Timur is the university’s fifth president and took over the role at the school on July 1 following the

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