About Opportunity Naples
Opportunity Naples is an organization that helps business. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of today's industries and creating a competitive economic climate where businesses can thrive. To meet this goal, the Opportunity Naples provides key services and support, which range from relocation and expansion expertise to long-term planning with our community partners.
Our charge is basically two-fold. To attract new business investment, we market the Greater Naples region worldwide as a top location for business. In addition, we work with local companies to assist them with expansion plans and other business concerns.
Complimentary, Confidential Services for Your Business
Opportunity Naples offers a full range of services to businesses looking to locate or expand in the Naples area with a staff of business development experts who can assist in everything from site location analysis to evaluation of financial assistance.
Confidential Project Management Assistance
Opportunity Naples helps companies evaluate locations within our region in a confidential, objective manner. We serve as our region’s single point of contact for business location or expansion.
Site Selection Assistance
Opportunity Naples stays on top of current real estate availability and can help companies narrow their location selection for everything from a manufacturing operation to the perfect site for the latest biotech research facility.
In-Depth Market Data
Opportunity Naples provides information for your business, including demographics, labor availability, transportation, taxes, cost of living comparisons, education and much more.
Connections and Referrals
Opportunity Naples can facilitate introductions to key government, education and private partners at the local and state level. We work closely with the Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Collier County Government and other organizations and individuals to ensure that Greater Naples has a positive and welcoming business environment.
Financial & Entrepreneurial Resources
Opportunity Naples is a resource for companies interested in evaluating financial incentives, grants, Industrial Development Revenue Bonds and other support, as well as working with other business service organizations in the region to help companies establish a competitive presence.
Workforce Recruitment & Training
Companies often need assistance with finding and training employees. Opportunity Naples can assist by coordinating involvement with appropriate educational institutions, CareerSource Southwest Florida and staffing agencies.
Interested in retention, expansion or relocation assistance?
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Opportunity Naples programs include:
The Chairman’s Luncheon Series
This quarterly program is conducted to inform and engage business leaders on topics impacting Opportunity Naples and the community. Top executives, including the Chamber’s Legacy Leaders and community partners are invited to participate in this series. This luncheon showcases local and state "thought leaders" on issues pertaining to Collier County.
Business of the Month
The Business of the Month is an awards program that is presented to an organization that has enhanced the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in creating a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County. The honoree is presented with a commemorative plaque at the Board of County Commissioners meeting.
Click here to download a nomination form.
Excellence in Industry Awards™
The Excellence in Industry Awards are a long-standing tradition in Collier County and in the state of Florida. Opportunity Naples showcases the “best of the best” businesses in Collier County who exemplify the use of innovation and a responsible approach to economic diversification, and business and community enhancement.
This year's categories include:
An award presented to a company that expanded in 2013 through investing capital and creating jobs in Collier County. The winner in this category will have demonstrated growth in terms of sales, staff, services, products, markets and market share.
Company to Watch
This is presented to a business with the potential to make a big impact on Collier County’s economic future. This company demonstrates significant growth trends since its opening and exhibits excellence in the areas of management, marketing, customer service and integrity. The recipient of this award sets the standard for entrepreneurship and creativity. The recipient must be a new business that has been in operation more than a year, but less than five years.
Heart of the Community
An award presented to a local nonprofit that exemplifies superior service to the community. An organization that has distinguished itself from others by enhancing the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in the creation of a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County.
This honor is given to a company that has been in business in Collier County for a minimum of 20 years and has taken an active role in making Collier County the best place to live and do business.
Young Professional of the Year
This award is given to a young professional between the ages of 21 and 40 who has demonstrated leadership and a passion for making a difference in the community.
The Chairman’s Award
Awarded by the Chairman of the Board, not open for nominations.
Click here for a list of the 2014 winners and sponsors.
For more information, please contact Kristi Bartlett, Vice President of Business Development at email@example.com or (239) 403-2914.