Published: Nov 09, 2010 1:33 PM EST
Updated: Nov 09, 2010 10:33 AM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A business opportunity is coming to Cape Coral and you have the chance tonight to learn more.

It's called the Veterans Investment Zone and it's centered around the new VA Hospital under construction in the Northeast Cape. The 222,000 square foot facility will serve some 200,000 veterans in Southwest Florida.

The Cape Coral Economic Development Council is hoping the 280 acres surrounding the hospital can become a source of economic activity. Trying to develop office space, medical offices and more.

There is an informational meeting tonight to learn more. It's at the Resort at Marina Village from 5:30 to 8:30. The resort is at 5951 Silver King Blvd.

Construction on the VA Hospital started in January and is expected to finish at the end of next year.