Florida third in growth
New Census figures are predicting that Florida will grow by 80 percent over the next 25 years. Locally, Lee County is expected to reach 905,400 and Collier County 740,000
residents by 2030.
The key to managing for this type of explosive growth is for strong regional planning. The Fort Myers based Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, whose membership is consists of officials from Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Sarasota Counties, is charged with this task.
The Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council has identified six key areas of focus for its 2005 legislative position statement: affordable housing; economic development; emergency preparedness; natural resources; regional transportation and general government.
Regional Planners Work To Keep Up With Population Boom [WINK-TV]