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Cape Coral Workforce

Many professionals are discovering Cape Coral is the perfect place to begin or expand their careers, find a perfect, affordable home and start their lives. High-quality education, an attractive locale, a growing population and a thriving economy are central to developing a strong workforce and recruitment. 

The City of Cape Coral is growing rapidly and the workforce is growing with it.
Click here to read more about the City's booming population - 200K by the end of 2020!

Cape Employment by Age and Education - 2019-2020

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  • 7 in population growth (Cape Coral-Fort Myers MSA) from 2010 to 2018 – U.S. Census Bureau, April 2019

  • 1 projected real economic growth for next three years (5.1 percent annually) – Forbes / Moody’s Analytics, October 2018

  • 2 projected job growth – Forbes / Moody’s Analytics, October 2018

  • 2 or Best in Nation for expected job growth for multiple quarters in 2018 and 2019 – Manpower Group Employment Outlook Survey

  • Florida 4 in business tax climate – The Tax Foundation / Business Facilities magazine, 2018

 2019 Largest Employers  Number of Employees
 Lee County School District  2,485
Lee Memorial Health System  2,562 
City of Cape Coral  1,362 
Publix Super Market  1,258 
Sam's / Walmart  887 
Home Depot  570 
Regional VA Clinic  530 
Gulf Coast Village  470 
Target  368 
Cape Coral Charter Schools  327 
Lowe's Home Improvement Center  325 


Workforce Educational & Business Partners

In addition to nearly a dozen higher-education providers in Southwest Florida, key workforce development partners for Cape Coral include: