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Collier County, FL

About Collier EDO

SERVING ALL OF COLLIER COUNTY FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS

Collier EDO is a collaboration between the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Collier County Office of Business and Economic Development. Formalized in late 2013, the two entities work together to provide comprehensive economic development services to all of Collier County. The Chamber is responsible for the traditional economic development

 

activities such as business retention, expansion, attraction, talent development and the relationships with Enterprise Florida and the Florida Power & Light Economic Development Office. The County oversees the regulatory environment, incentive programs and the management of the County’s two Accelerators.

Our Services

Opportunity Naples stays on top of current real estate availability and can help companies narrow their location selection for everything from a manufacturing operation to the perfect site for the latest biotech research facility.

The Chamber provides in-depth market data information for businesses, including demographics, labor availability, transportation, taxes, cost of living comparisons, education and much more to help you make important business decisions. With confidential project management assistance, the Chamber is here to help your business thrive in Collier County.

The Chamber can facilitate introductions to key government, education and private partners at the local and state level. We work closely with the Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Collier County Government and other organizations and individuals to ensure that Greater Naples has a positive and welcoming business environment.

Opportunity Naples is a resource for companies interested in evaluating financial incentives, grants, Industrial Development Revenue Bonds and other support, as well as working with other business service organizations in the region to help companies establish a competitive presence

Companies often need assistance with finding and training employees. Opportunity Naples can assist by coordinating involvement with appropriate educational institutions, CareerSource Southwest Florida and staffing agencies.

The Chamber helps companies evaluate locations within our region in a confidential, objective manner. We serve as our region’s single point of contact for business location or expansion. Entrepreneurs are an engine of the Collier County economy and we can assist as you accelerate your business. A variety of local programs are available to assist entrepreneurs in strengthening a company’s ability to achieve its growth goals. These include the Naples Accelerator, Tamiami Angel Fund, Fusion Pointe and Small Business Development Center.

The Mission of COLLIER EDO

MEETING THE NEEDS OF TODAY's INDUSTRIES

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of today’s industries and creating a competitive economic climate where businesses can thrive. To meet this goal, the Opportunity Naples provides key services and support, which range from relocation and expansion expertise to long-term planning with our community partners.

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Kristi Bartlett serves as the VP for Economic Development for The Chamber. She is responsible for developing, planning and executing the annual program for Opportunity NaplesTM including business retention and expansion activities, and economic development initiatives.

Our Mission

 

To make Collier County the best place in America to live, work, and visit.

Our Vision

To be the best chamber in the United States.

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