Category: Press

Publix to open near Gateway

Casey Logan, News-Press, June 9 A new Publix grocery store will open in Lee County — across from Gateway — at the end of the month. It’s part of a growth boom in that area led by more rooftops and more jobs from employers such as Gartner Inc. The Publix, which has a drive-thru pharmacy, is…

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People continue flocking to Lee, Collier, Charlotte

Sheldon Zoldan, The News-Press Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties continue to be some of the fastest-growing metro areas thanks to people moving from other parts of the country. Lee County was the fifth fastest-growing metro area by percentage between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, according to census figures released Thursday. Charlotte County was eighth…

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2016 a record year for sports tourism in Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2017) – Lee County hosted a record number of 139 amateur sporting events in 2016, generating its highest year on record in terms of economic impact. According to figures released from Lee County Sports Development, the year generated $67.1 million in direct visitor spending, a 9 percent increase from the…

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NBC2 Water Quality Investigation

NBC2 Investigation: Has our water quality improved? David Hodges, NBC2 By Peter Busch, NBC2 One year after record rainfall and unprecedented releases from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee River, how much has the water quality improved?