Message from the Cape Coral Economic Development Director, Dana Brunett
“This month’s message should be very encouraging to many of you, because I want to talk about some of the signs of improvement for our local commercial markets.
If you’ve driven around lately, you’ve probably noticed there is a lot more construction and leasing activity going on as retailers, developers and investors continue to loosen their pocket books and start projects that have been put on the back burner for many years.
For instance, along the Pine Island Corridor, several restaurant chains are building new additions to our dining mix, including a Golden Corral and a new McDonald’s.
We also have a new Dairy Queen coming to Skyline and Veterans Boulevard.
Even the hard hit banking industry is showing signs of new development with the coming of a new Fifth-Third (Bank) [location not disclosed as yet,] and an Achieva Credit Union branch soon to be open for business in Cape Coral.
More and more of the signs are pointing toward an upbeat development market progressing in Cape Coral and Southwest Florida.
Additionally, we will probably see even more increases, as we get closer to the opening of the new Regional VA Clinic and the Army Reserve Training Center.”
I thought this was a great piece and decided to copy and paste just as Dana with the city had written it……….its a great article!! In fact, once the road widening of Pine Island road between Chiquita and Burnt Store road are completed, other fence-sitting owners along that roadway will start their own development plans. This expansion was just approved by the state and work should begin next spring 2013.
New business’ mean jobs…..new jobs brings in people…..and you can figure the rest out for yourself.