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Getting Younger All the Time

Pop Quiz: What is the average age in SouthWest Florida? Some people still envision the ‘blue hairs” as the dominating demographic.younger.jpg

Think again. Answer: 43.

Lee County has been on steady growth the past few years, with more and more families moving to the area. Marietta Mudgett, who heads the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, said the business community is booming in reaction to the population increases.

“We’ve seen major growth,” she said.

“We’re seeing a lot more smaller businesses moving into the area, people opening businesses and our local businesses are expanding and adding staff.”

Mudgett said the availability of jobs and good weather keeps bringing people. We couldn’t agree more.


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