Insights and feedback from our valued members.
“Being a business owner in Charlotte County has been an incredibly worthwhile experience, but having the connections and resources available to me through the EDP has given us the platform for true success. As a commercial Realtor, it pays to be a part of the strategy sessions and recruitment of business to our area. Personally, I have strengthened friendships with like-minded individuals and feel a deep sense of ownership to Charlotte County through my involvement here.”-DANNY NIX, Nix & Associates Real Estate
“Our economy here is dependent upon a careful balance. This balance happens with the input and energy from many sectors of stakeholders. The EDP provides the converging point for that energy. Southwest Florida has its own unique set of challenges when it comes to economic development. We have in the EDP the institutional wisdom to advance our quality of life through smart, quality economic development, unique to our market.”-JIMMY DEAN, Harbor Style Magazine
“As the primary provider of higher education in Charlotte County, Florida SouthWestern State College recognizes the critical role that EDP plays in identifying trends, engaging with potential new and existing business and industry, and enhancing economic development for Charlotte County. FSW appreciates the wealth of relevant information that EDP provides to us as we develop and modify academic offerings to better serve Charlotte County.”-DENIS WRIGHT, Florida SouthWestern State College
“It is so important that Charlotte County has a strong year round economy. The EDP is focused on this mission and I want to do everything I can to help. If you are interested in being a part of the solution, please consider joining the EDP.”-JOHN ABBATE, Marketing Alliance
“The EDP connects us with leaders in the community. CenturyLink enjoys the collaboration, camaraderie and the opportunity to participate in the growth of our community to make Charlotte County a great place to live and work.”-AMY BIENER, CenturyLink
“Jobs, jobs, jobs – that’s what the EDP is all about. From the new partnership with Western Michigan University to an expansion of an existing business, their focus is employment for Charlotte County residents.”-JULIE MATHIS, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce