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Following another year of business growth and opportunities in Lee County, the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2024 Annual Meeting on Feb. 1.

The 2024 Annual Meeting will feature a State of the Economy, recapping the tremendous growth Lee County has seen, such as the beginning of expansion at Southwest Florida International Airport, the opening of the long-awaited Margaritaville Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach and hundreds of other new businesses. Additionally, the meeting will offer a preview of the vision for business growth and development for 2024.

The 2024 Annual Meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The event includes networking, a buffet lunch, the annual review and a “passing of the gavel” celebration to formally recognize outgoing and incoming leadership.

Registration for the event is now open at Tickets are $35 and include lunch.

About the Horizon Foundation

The Horizon Foundation was established in 1995-96 to provide a funding vehicle for businesses to invest in Lee County’s long-term economic development and vitality. In 2000, the Horizon Foundation received its IRS ruling as a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation raises private-sector money to support efforts of the Lee County Economic Development Office and the Horizon Council to improve the area’s business climate. For more information, please visit or, or call 239-533-6800.

About the Horizon Council

The Horizon Council is a public-private board established in 1991 to advise the Lee County Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council has up to 80 members representing cities; chambers of commerce; economic development and trade organizations; community, business, and education organizations; along with various officers and at-large members. The Horizon Council is the voice of business in Lee County. The Council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage the expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders. Visit for more information.

About the Lee County Economic Development Office

The Lee County Economic Development Office provides business assistance to retain existing businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and attract new business to provide a strong economy and thriving communities. The office also works to improve opportunities for the workforce to advance skills and have access to career ladders. Lee EDO has published a Development Activity Story Map that allows the public to explore new private development projects and investment activity in the county. Visit for more information.

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