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CCCIA meeting to address economic development

July 8, 2014
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

Economic development officials from Cape Coral and Lee County are the featured speakers for the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association's monthly membership meeting.

The meeting is set for Thursday at the Palmetto-Pine County Club, with registration starting at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m., followed by the meeting and program at 6:30 p.m.

The topic of the meeting will be "Our future's in their hands, what have they got planned?" Dana Brunett, director of the Cape Coral Economic Development Office, and Rick Michael, director of the Lee County Economic Development Office, will talk. A question-and-answer session will follow.

"It's going to be an open forum," Moe Beneke, executive director of the CCCIA, said.

Brunett and Michael will each discuss what is going on in the city and county, respectively.

"What's going on. What it's leaning toward," she said of the governing entities.

Fact Box

If you go

What: CCCIA meeting on "Our future's in their

hands, what have they got planned?"

When: Thursday at 6:30 p.m., with registration

starting at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Palmetto-Pine County Club, 1940 S.W.

Ninth Court

Who: Speakers Dana Brunett, Cape Coral

Economic Development Office director, and

Rick Michael, Lee County Economic

Development Office director

Potential new businesses may be brought up, as well as corridor development and possible projects.

Dinner costs $30 for members and $45 for non-members. It is open to the general public.

Beneke recommended that residents with an interest in the area's future attend.

"The Cape is just coming up as far as business goes," she said.

"For the longest time, everything was over the bridge," Beneke said. "Now, we're getting to the point where we don't have to go over the bridge."

As of Tuesday, about 120 people had made a reservation to attend.

To reserve a seat, call the CCCIA at 239-772-0027 or email

Reservations may be paid by credit card online at: or by phone at 239-772-0027. Checks can also be mailed to: CCCIA, 611 S.E. 11th St., Suite A, Cape Coral, FL 33990.

For more information about the meeting, call the CCCIA or visit its website.

The Palmetto-Pine County Club is at 1940 S.W. Ninth Court.



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