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Lee County Economic Development will host a public meeting with consultants and Lee County government staff to discuss a study focused on stimulating the revitalization of commercial areas in North Fort Myers. The meeting will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at 2201 Second St., room 118, in Fort Myers.

Following the Lee County Board of County Commissioners’ recent approval of a market-based assessment for commercial and mixed-use development in North Fort Myers, DCG Corplan Consulting, Norman E. Taylor & Associates, and D-H & Associates, have been hired to identify market opportunities and constraints to development that may be mitigated by a change in Lee County policy or other actions. The primary target area for the assessment extends from the Caloosahatchee River to Pondella Road and includes the lands between and adjacent to US 41 and Business 41. The Consultants will propose land uses, policies, programs and/or actions that will help by enhancing property values, and improve productivity and function of the area.

The Lee County Economic Development Office works to attract new and diversified businesses to the area, support company growth and expansions, and improve the overall business environment in Lee County. Services include site selection assistance, demographic and statistical information, business assistance, financial assistance, employee training and recruitment and community tours. For more information, visit www.LeeCountyBusiness.com or 239-533-6800.