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Economic Development Office

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.

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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