IMMOKALEE, Fla. - Hundreds of jobs could be coming to Southwest Florida. Right now, an ambitious plan is in the works in Immokalee to boost business and hire new people.
The jobs are two fold. Part of them will come from $10 million in infrastructure improvements beginning in the next few months. Those projects are being completed with federal funding, and include a storm water over haul in the city, sidewalks and other safety improvements.
The remaining jobs will come from businesses already lining up to move to Immokalee because of the improvements and competitive incentives.
Penny Phillippi with the Immokalee CRA tell WINK News they get about three calls a week from companies interested in relocating to the area.
The Farmer's Market that was destroyed a couple years ago during Hurricane Wilma is also being rebuilt with money from the USDA. Phillippi says that project is expected to add $3 million in revenue and hundreds more jobs to the area.
RENEE STOLL, REPORTER