Monthly Archives: February 2018

SURVEY: LEE COUNTY BUSINESS CLIMATE UP IN Q1

Lee County’s business climate is heating up, according to the Executive Business Climate Survey published by the Horizon Council and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The survey of Lee County business executives and owners computed a quarterly business climate index …

Hurricane Irma Claims Data

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation This aggregate information is compiled from claims data filed by insurers. It has not been audited or independently verified and covers all claims based on filings received by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation as …

Hurricane Irma property damage nears $8 billion across Florida

By John Hielscher. Claims for damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida have grown to nearly $8 billion. More than 900,200 property owners have filed claims for insured losses from Irma, which slammed Florida five months ago, according to a …

Business owners bullish on SWFL economy, survey finds

By Justin Martin. Executives are feeling more confident in about Southwest Florida’s business climate in 2018 according to a new study from Florida Gulf Coast University. The Executive Business Climate Survey, which was sent to 645 executives and business owners, …

Aftermath Of Deadly Storm Brings Extra Money To State

By The Associated Press. Florida will get a one-time boost in tax money as residents across the state slowly rebuild from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Irma ripped across the state in September and caused more than $21 billion in …

Economy bounces back, but many still recovering from devastating downturn

THROUGHOUT FLORIDA, COMMUNITIES WERE WALLOPED BY THE FINANCIAL CRISIS. BUT SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FELL THE HARDEST DURING THE GREAT RECESSION.