Published: Jun 04, 2013 5:47 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 04, 2013 6:49 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Hertz employees from the headquarters in New Jersey are being invited to visit Southwest Florida this summer, to help in making their decisions on whether to move here with the company relocation. The Hertz corporate headquarters are moving to Lee County over the next couple of years.  

"Hertz is going to have 21 separate tours of the area, for three days each. Groups of 20 workers and their spouses will come here and visit the area and meet with local people to learn about what we have to offer. We will have 'ambassadors' who will be available to answer questions from the employees and spouses about life here, about education, housing, recreation, whatever they want to find out about," says Jim Moore, director of Lee County Economic Development.  "At the end of those three days, they will have a good idea of what it's like here. I am confident that we will look very good to them. I know we have good things to offer here in Southwest Florida."

The tours will begin in late June and last through September. Hertz will pay for the visits and accomodations.

Moore also says, Hertz is getting close to signing a contract for temporary office space in this area. Then, about 100 employees will use those offices, starting in August, to help with the transition to the new headquarters building, which will be located on some land along US 41 in Estero. Moore says as many as 200 workers will follow to the temporary offices next January.  

Moore tells WINK News that Hertz is committing to energy efficiency in the new headquarters. It will have some solar panels to supply power to parts of the buuilding, which will be about 350,000 square feet. 

Hertz announced on May 7th that it is relocating the corporate Headquarters to Estero.