LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County is on board with Cape Coral to bring hundreds of jobs to the city.
Today, the county commissioners unanimously agreed to pass a motion to create a Hertz call center to the Cape. It could mean 250 new jobs coming to southwest Florida and filling empty real estate in Cape Coral.
The board of commissioners passed a motion 5-0 to bring additional incentives for Hertz to put their call center in the Cape. The county will match the $187,500 dollars the city already offered to Hertz.
Commissioner Larry Kiker said bringing jobs that use high level technology to Lee County also brings high paying jobs. Call center employees would likely earn an average salary of $30,000 to $35,000 a year, including benefits.
Now it's up to Hertz to decide whether or not they'll put their call center in Cape Coral, or an out of state location. For now, the city is not releasing where the other location is. Hertz is expected to announce which location they'll move to in a few weeks.