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Economic Development Office

The Hendry County Economic Development Council is committed to helping our community prosper through many strategic initiatives. We will continue to implement new strategies that will move our community forward and position us for sustainable growth. Learn more about the initiatives of the Hendry County EDC below:

OUR MISSION

To lead a community-focused economic development initiative that shapes, influences, and creates a more prosperous Hendry County.

Business Development

Engage, collaborate, and partner with local business owners to increase access to capital, infrastructure, partnerships, and skills demand solutions. Identify, empower, and encourage innovation and start up growth by supporting incubator, maker-space, co-work facility, and other entrepreneurial catalysts in Hendry County.

Talent Development

Engage business and education partners to collectively address workforce supply and demand issues. Expand access to vocational, career, and college programs with enhanced transportation and distance learning options. Additional emphasis on early learning community, and re-education of unemployed/underemployed residents.

Asset Development

Aggregate resources, ideas, partners, and stakeholders to identify and work for assets most needed in our County. Leverage external partners and programs, as well as local partners to ensure well-planned and sustainable growth. Deliver on the community needs of our future residents to ensure retention of diversified and talented workforce, citizens and their families.

Hendry County Economic Development

A video overview of economic development in Hendry County.

Our Team

Tuesday Tritt

Board President

Brent Kettler

Executive Director

Kelly Boone

Operations Manager

Ruben Puente

Manager, Workforce & Business Development

Contact Us

A member of our team will respond within one business day.

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