Industrial and Foreign Trade Zones
Cape Coral’s industrial development opportunities feature two Industrial Parks that hold Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) status, a federal designation that offers key savings on international-trade-related activities. The city has additional development opportunities with industrial zoning in its Northeast sector, as well as extensive “light industrial” opportunities spanning its commercial zoning corridor along State Road 78-Pine Island Road.
North Cape Industrial Park/Foreign Trade Zone
This asset is home to light manufacturers, service industries and warehousing. It is 24 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport, 21 miles from Punta Gorda Airport and 11 miles from I-75. It is fully serviced by water, sewer and broadband.
Mid Cape Industrial Park/Foreign Trade Zone
One of Cape Coral’s original industrial areas, this area is immediately south of Cape Coral Hospital and is populated mostly by service industries and warehousing. It is ideal for related health services, including laboratories and new medical o ce development. It is fully serviced by water, sewer and broadband.
More About FTZs
A Foreign Trade Zone, or free-trade zone, is a location on U.S. soil that, for customs purposes, is not recognized as being on U.S. soil, and goods in a zone are technically not yet in the U.S. Foreign and domestic merchandise may be moved into zones for storage, exhibition, assembly, manufacturing, and processing without payment of duties, quota, and other import restrictions until the decision is made to enter the goods into the U.S. market. Foreign Trade Zones contribute substantially to the U.S. economy and its employment.
Visit the Lee County Port Authority website or call 239-590-4586 for more information.