Southwest Florida includes the three coastal counties of Charlotte, Collier and Lee, plus the two rural counties of Glades and Hendry.
Population and Growth
A little over half of the region’s population resides in Lee County with the other four counties comprising the balance.
The Region is once again growing although at a slower rate than in the past. From 2000 to 2010, Lee County’s population grew 40%.
The University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR) most current projection is a 23% growth from 2010-2020.
Go to the following link for Industry, Occupational, and Reemployment data.
More regional labor market information is also available at the following hyperlinks:
- SW FL Economic Development Alliance
- SW FL Regional Planning Council
- Regional Economic Research Institute