This cluster is gaining importance, as $473 million in earnings and $884 million in gross regional product was generated in 2022. Collier County is estimated to have generated 5,079 manufacturing jobs in 2022 while other similarly sized counties generated 13,182 manufacturing jobs, showing the room for additional investment in the cluster. The medical device industry continues as the manufacturing cluster’s investment magnet. Competitive firms in this cluster include Arthrex, Lenkbar LLC, Pelican Wire Co. Inc., Aculux Inc., and Azimuth Technologies LLC.
The County is actively promoting advanced manufacturing uses in the Golden Gate Economic Development Zone as well as the Innovation Activity Centre Overlay (at the intersection of the I-75 and Collier Boulevard roadways).