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Cape Coral Continues Unprecedented Growth

The City of Cape Coral is growing rapidly. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area is among the highest metro areas in the nation for percentage growth over the last several years. Cape Coral was ranked No. 7 for top metropolitan areas in percentage growth from 2010 to 2018 with 22% growth over that period.

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Ideally situated on the Southwest Florida coast, Cape Coral has frequently ranked a favorite place to live, vacation, and start a business.


In Cape Coral, Florida, you can move from work to play in no time and count on an average of 266 days of sunshine a year.  With our low cost of living and no state income tax, the 8th largest city in Florida still has an abundance of open land to develop.

Whether it’s tech, logistics, back-office operations, light industry, or a major corporation, Cape Coral is home to the largest workforce residing in one city between Miami and Tampa. For those employers seeking to establish operations where their employees can live and work in the same town, look no further than the Cape. 


The Cape Coral metropolitan area offers Grade A educational opportunities at all levels, from public to private universities, technical colleges, the city’s own Charter School System and more. For more information visit