Growth makes Lee County unique

72 new residents a day in '04

Like the Energizer Bunny, they keep coming and Lee County which now boasts 521,000 full-time residents. In 2004, 26,165 people moved to Lee County — a 5.3 percent increase. Over the next 12 years, an estimated 14.7M baby boomers are expected to move to Florida.

In passing the half-million mark, Lee County has reached critical mass to attract national and international businesses to the area. Southwest Florida International Airport is an important asset in the growth of the area. In 2004 passenger traffic passed 6.7M passengers - a 14 percent increase over 2003.

Growth makes our economy unique [News-Press]

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