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TOP REASON 1: Ideal Business Environment

Make Cape Coral's Ideal Entrepreneurial Environment Your Business

Cape Coral is the largest city in Southwest Florida, strategically located between Tampa and Miami, and 160 miles southwest of Orlando. Based on workforce data and future land use plans, Cape Coral’s growth engine continues to beCapeHarbourMarinaSunset fueled by population growth, and the business environment will be sustained by investment in commercial and industrial development.

Why is the City of Canals a preferred corporate relocation destination? The Cape Coral-Fort Myers metropolitan area is the No. 1 fastest-growing in the nationa for job and population growth (Moody's Analytics, 2017).  Cape Coral ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. for the most anticipated economic growth, at 3.7% (Bloomberg, 2016). Trulia ranks the Cape Coral metropolitan area No. 2 in its “Top 10 Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch” and No. 2 on
“Top 10 Cities Where People Are Moving” in 2017. 

The state’s taxing climate is poised for your business. For five consecutive years, Florida has ranked as the No. 2 state in the nation for doing business by Chief Executive (2017). The Sunshine State’s tax climate ranks No. 4 in the nation, according to both the Tax Foundation and Kiplinger's.