Read some of the reactions to the news of Hertz relocating its world headquarters to Lee County.
“We are excited to announce the relocation of our headquarters to Estero, Florida.” – Hertz Corporation @ Hertz on Twitter.
“We are so grateful for such a warm welcome from the Sunshine State. Today marks an exciting new beginning for the entire Hertz family. We’re proud to have a strong footprint here.” – Mark P. Frassora, CEO and Chairman of the Board for Hertz.
“Lee County is one of top three counties in Florida for having top job growth. Lee County is doing the right things.” – Florida Governor Rick Scott
“This is the most significant economic event in the history of Lee County.” – Frank Mann, Lee County commissioner
“The people in Oklahoma weren’t too interested in New Jersey, and for our New Jersey folks, Oklahoma wasn’t something they’d be interested in. We had to thread the needle and find something that would be good for both sets of employees.” – Rich Broome, a spokesman for Hertz, on tulsaworld.com
“It’ll be a tremendous boost for the economy in Estero and Southwest Florida in general.” – Debi Montenieri, president of the Estero Chamber of Commerce
“For Estero, I think it’s going to be huge.” – Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero
“That’s exactly the kind of economic development we want.” – Mike Reagen, president and CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
“I’m hoping that all the workers coming from the company recognize that one of the best communities to raise families happens to be Cape Coral.” – Cape Coral Councilman Kevin McGrail
“Anytime we can get new jobs in our area, it’s fantastic.” – Tim Rose, president of the Fort Myers-based independent franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes
“The name recognition alone might well set Lee County up for more corporate relocations and of course that would bode well for the future.” – Bonita Springs City Manager Carl Schwing