From Beaches to Business, The State of Economic Development in Collier County

APA Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section


Friday, April 28, 2017
7:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. EDT

Naples, FL, United States

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Come spend a morning learning about Collier County's economic development efforts as the County's burgeoning growth moves from the urban to the rural undeveloped areas. Collier County: From Beaches to Business will present information on such economic development issues as the workforce make-up; the business of attracting business; the balance between tourism and permanent economic diversity; housing the workforce; land planning for retirees, workforce and business; plus a panel discussion with County planners, a County Commissioner, and a local economist.


Topics Include:


- Population Growth


- Demographics


- Tourism


- Manufacturing


- Retention and International Efforts


- Redevelopment Trends


- Senior Housing


- Affordable Housing


- Collier County TAPS program


- Community Housing Plan

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Russ Weyer

Invited Speaker

President, Real Estate Econometrics, Inc. As a former commercial and residential real estate developer in Florida, Ohio and Nevada, Mr. Weyer brings an extensive and distinct development point of view to each assignment. He has over 20 years of real estate development experience with large corporations and family‐owned companies ... Read More

Cormac Giblin

Invited Speaker

Housing and Grants Manager, Collier County.

Jace Kenter

Invited Speaker

Director, CCED

Jack Wert

Invited Speaker

Executive Director, Naples, Marco Island and Everglades Visitor & Convention Bureau Read More

Mark Strain

Invited Speaker


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Jessica Leatherman,