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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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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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Seats are going fast for the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office Annual Meeting

Now is the time to register for the annual meeting of the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office. Space is limited for the Thursday, Feb. 1 event and seats are going fast for those that would like to attend. The meeting, being held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd.,

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Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office set to host 2024 Annual Meeting on Feb. 1

Following another year of business growth and opportunities in Lee County, the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2024 Annual Meeting on Feb. 1. The 2024 Annual Meeting will feature a State of the Economy, recapping the tremendous growth Lee County has seen, such as the beginning of

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Holly Smith received E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award

Holly D. Smith, president of the Horizon Foundation and a Sanibel City Councilwoman, was awarded the E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award at the Florida League of Cities’ annual conference on Aug. 10. With the receipt of the E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award, Councilwoman Smith was elected as the Second

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Industry Appreciation Awards announces 2023 winners

The Horizon Foundation, the Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development have announced the winners of the 2023 Industry Appreciation Awards. The 30thannual awards program recognized Lee County businesses and leaders that drive the local economy, employ the workforce and shape their industries. The event took place on Oct. 27 at the Caloosa Sound Convention

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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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Finalists announced for Industry Appreciation Awards 2023

21 Lee County companies honored among six categories The Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office have announced finalists for Lee County’s 30th Anniversary of Industry Appreciation Awards 2023. The Industry Appreciation Awards celebrate Lee County businesses that drive the local economy, employ the workforce and shape their industries. Nominations were accepted

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Horizon Foundation and Horizon Council announce 2020 slate of officers

Nonprofit organization supports long-term economic development and vitality of Lee County businesses The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive economic hardship on businesses across the country, and Southwest Florida has been no exception. With the road to recovery getting underway the Horizon Foundation in Lee County is poised to continue its support of the business

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