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Lutgert College of Business

Lutgert College of Business

SWFL Economic Development Alliance


The RERI is the lead research group for the Alliance. The Alliance is sponsored by FGCU and regional economic development organizations.

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History of the Alliance

July 2014: The Alliance has released the following documents:


The Alliance was formerly known as the SWFL Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI); the early meetings and documents below reflect the former name.

June 19 and 25, 2013: Forums involving key REDI stakeholders were held at FGCU to present, and gain input on, a proposed regional economic development marketing plan.


May 9, 2013: REDI held a meeting to discuss regional cooperation and its impact on economic development in Southwest Florida.