Hendry County is quickly earning industry attention

Hendry County’s rich soil and ample fields have made it a prime location for farming in Florida since the late 1800s. While the economy in Hendry County is still primarily comprised of the agricultural industry, the County’s location, rich resources, and lower operating costs have caught the attention of other industries wanting to plant their roots amidst the crops and …

Ambitious rival Florida airport targets a prime slice of Miami’s freighter traffic

Freighter operators moving cargo on intra-Americas routes have a new option as Airglades International Airport (AIA) targets their traffic. The airport has announced plans for a “state-of-the-art logistics complex in southern Florida to dramatically reshape the efficient flow of perishable goods from Latin American producers to North American consumer markets”. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared the way for …

Hendry County EDC welcomes new executive director

The Hendry County Economic Development Council (EDC) Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new Executive Director, Keitha Daniels to the organization in October 2018. Daniels, who succeeds previous Executive Director Brent Kettler, will lead the EDC’s efforts in support of economic development through small business growth, talent development, and asset and community development. Ms. Daniels is a graduate of …

Job Opportunities – Full Time VISTA Associate Hendry County

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Are you looking to make an impact in your community? Are you interested in working with Hendry County leaders to help create a stronger community with more sustainable career opportunities? If you said yes to the above questions, we encourage you to review the two VISTA Associate positions now open in Hendry County. You can learn more about the openings, …

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available Following Droughts in Central Florida

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal economic injury disaster (EID) loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes located in Florida as a result of droughts sustained on or after May 2, 2017. In accordance with the recently released Secretary of Agriculture’s designation, the following counties are …

Captain Hendry 2016

2016 Captain Hendry Dinner is a wrap! A special thanks to our core sponsors, to our donors, to our event support team, to our attendees, and to everyone else involved in making last night a success. Our event was a tremendous success, with close to 200 attendees, over 100 auction items, and gross sales funds raised exceeding our 2015 totals by …

New EMT course offered to Hendry County workforce

Hendry County EMS, Hendry County EDC, and Medical Career Institute of Bonita Springs Partner to offer 16-week Emergency Medical Technician course to Hendry County Workforce Hendry County EMS Operations Chief Donna Akin took the concept of adding needed training to the Hendry County workforce to local and regional partners and together made this concept a reality.  According to Akin, “The need …

Soft Launch

We’re launching a preliminary version of the new Hendry County Economic Development site tonight. Most features are live, though some will require a few days of tweaking and set up. Please enjoy the new look and feel, and feel free to offer your feedback. We appreciate your patience as we roll out our new content.