4th In annual population growth in the nation (Punta Gorda MSA) U.S. Census Bureau. 2021
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3rd Fastest Growing Airport in the U.S. (Punta Gorda Airport - PGD) Florida Department of Transportation Economic Impact Study, 2018

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Indoor Marketplace Launches with 15 Vendors in Ave Maria

Mercato at Ave, an indoor marketplace with 15 vendors, celebrated its grand opening Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and live entertainment in Ave Maria. The new business opened adjacent to Publix supermarket in La Piazza Publix Center, 5052 Pope John Paul II Blvd., just east of Ave Maria’s Town Center. Its vendors operate from “casitas,” […]
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New Kind of Town is Being Built and Wired on Ranchland in SWFL

Richard Kinley first heard about Babcock Ranch sometime in 2006 or 2007. He was working as a technical field engineer in Atlanta for the medical device maker Medtronic at the time. Technology was a big deal for Kinley, he followed what was going on in that world, subscribing to feeds to keep up with the […]
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Uline to Hire for Massive Naples Warehouse Opening in Early 2023

Expected to complete construction next month of a massive distribution center in Collier County, Uline Inc. plans to hire about 150 people to staff it. The Wisconsin-based distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial materials plans to complete construction in mid-January of its 915,750-square-foot warehouse being built at 3830 Uline Drive, off City Gate Boulevard east […]
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