Fast Track Program

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The Collier County Fast Track Program is an expedited review program to encourage and support economic development by streamlining the development process, providing process certainty, reducing approval times, and providing a central point of contact. Approved fast track projects receive priority review.

Collier County's Target Industries

By helping companies from the economy's targeted industries grow, the Office of Business & Economic Development is diversifying the county’s economy and believe we offer these industries a competitive advantage.

Numerous companies relocate their main administrative headquarters to the county to benefit from the local stability and lifestyle. Collier County is a base for companies including ArthrexLinga, ex-IT Technologies. Structure Medical LLCBeasley Media Group Inc and SkyLink Data Centers.

Firms in Collier’s Cleantech cluster, which includes solar energy, water supply, and environmental conservation services, generated $85.4 million in earnings in 2022 with a total Gross Regional Product (the total value added generated in Collier County) of 111.9 million in 2022.

This cluster accounted for 1,005 jobs in 2022. Stahlman-England Irrigation is a major investor in this cluster.


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 ArthrexLenkbar LLCPelican Wire Co. 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).

Source: Lightcast

This cluster is a small innovative one that can diversify the local economy and includes testing laboratories, medical laboratories, dental laboratories, and diagnostic imaging centers. The total gross regional product in 2022 was $283.1 million and employed 1,129 workers.


Contractors located in Collier County that were awarded contracts from the Department of Defense or the Department of Homeland Security were awarded almost $105 million in contracts in 2022.

This is a massive increase from over $7 million in contracts awarded in 2008. Firms including Quality Enterprises USA Inc, BGT Holdings, Cobham Slip Rings Naples Inc, and All Around Access LLC are penetrating the defense and homeland security industry from Collier County, which has one of the state’s lowest crime rates – a critical factor for the safety and security this industry requires for contractors.


This is a smaller cluster that includes firms in flight training, aircraft manufacturing, aircraft engine and engine parts manufacturing, other aircraft parts, and auxiliary equipment, and other support activities for Air transport. Firms such as Cobham Slip Rings Naples Inc, Parker-Hannifin, London Aviation Group, and Naples Jet Center call Collier County home. In 2022 this cluster generated $36.4 million in gross regional product and 125 jobs. 


In 2022, this cluster generated $431.4 million in gross regional product and employed 1,098 people.


This cluster is among one the more advanced in the region. In 2022, 12,191 people were employed locally in this industry, which generated $4.5 billion in gross regional product. The cluster doubled its Gross Regional Product between 2008 and 2022. There is also a growing innovative sub-cluster that is pursuing financial innovations, including cyber currency.


Qualifying Application Types

Qualifying applications are development orders or permits, that include, but are not limited to:

  • Rezone petitions, including those for planned unit developments and amendments.
  • Construction plans and final subdivision plats and amendments.
  • Site development plans and amendments.
  • Building permits, including corresponding zoning, engineering, environmental, transportation, and fire code reviews.

Prospective Fast Track Program applicants should contact the Collier EDO to determine if your project qualifies.