Published: May 08, 2013 1:06 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Hertz executives anticipate half of the 700 jobs the company is transferring to Lee County will be filled locally. The Fortune 300 company announced yesterday it is moving its world headquarters to Southwest Florida.  

Our partners at the News-Press hosted an online chat with Jim Moore, the Executive Director of the Fort Myers Regional Economic Partnership. He is one of the main players in the deal that brought the Fortune 300 company to Lee County.   

"The deal has been on our radar screen for almost a year," said Moore. "The identity of the company became known to us only in the last several months."

Moore says the Hertz brand is one of the most recognized around the world. He also says it's extremely rare that such a prestigious company would relocate its headquarters.

"That very fact puts Lee County on the map for consideration by like kind enterprises that this could be a great place for them to locate also," said Moore.