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 Economic Development Recruitment Information and Documents

The Lee County Economic Development Recruitment webpage provides information for potential applicants and the public:

  • Applicants can explore the search process, learn how to apply, review a recruitment timeline, read a position profile, and more.
  • The public can submit questions for consideration to be asked of the finalists. 


palm treeThe Community:
Lee County, seated in beautiful Fort Myers, is ideally located on Florida's Gulf Coast within 150 miles of both Miami and Tampa and continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the country. It boasts an ideal year-round climate, excellent neighborhoods and schools, beautiful beaches and an array of first-rate recreational and cultural amenities. From the natural beauty of the Lee Island Coast to the Sanibel and Captiva Islands, the area offers miles of pristine sandy beaches with plenty of parks, golf courses, and marinas for boating and fishing.


photo old courthouse The Agency:
Lee County provides a full complement of programs and services to its 645,000+ citizens and its municipalities - Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Fort Myers Beach, and Bonita Springs. During peak seasons, Lee County's population swells with the addition of approximately 4 million tourists who visit the area annually. A five-member Board of County Commissioners, elected to four-year staggered terms by all voters representing districts in which they live, acts as the chief policy-making and legislative body. 

 Lee County Mission Statement
 Lee County Organizational Structure 


Fort Myers Regional PartnershipThe Economic Development Office:
The Fort Myers Regional Partnership (Lee County's Economic Development Office) was created to bring new companies to the area and help existing businesses grow and expand. The EDO staff serves local, domestic and international businesses seeking assistance with location or expansion. The EDO also provides support to Lee County's Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Industrial Development Authority.

For more information regarding Lee County's Economic Development Office, please visit:


Job Position Profile:
The skills, experience and background of candidates are just part of what must be evaluated in determining our next Economic Development Director. Candidates will also be evaluated based on their individual characteristics, management style, and how they fit within the unique operational characteristics of the Economic Development Office.

Director, Economic Development - Position Profile

ApplyHow To Apply:
The deadline to apply for the position of Economic Development Director was Sept. 8, 2013.

Lee County is an Equal Opportunity/DFWP Employer. Veterans’ Preference will be extended to eligible applicants. Pursuant to Florida open records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.

calendarRecruitment Timeline:
The link below will provide you with the recruitment timeline for key milestones related to the search, including the candidate review and selection process.

Tentative Recruitment Timeline

QuestionParticipate in the Process: 
The deadline to submit a question was Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.