Florida Gov. Rick Scott
Jim Moore is the Director of the Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County Economic Development Office
In-depth coverage: Special page on Hertz's impact and what it means for SW Fla.
Here is a look at some of the winners who should benefit the most from the announcement of Hertz moving its world headquarters to Lee County:
The 300,000-square-foot headquarters will cost $50.5 million to build and likely will employ 220 full-time and 363 employees overall in 2014.
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET
As part of its transition, Hertz will absorb 63,200 square feet of office space, a category of commercial structures hit hard by the recession. Company CEO Mark P. Frissora told The News-Press that three locations are under consideration for its temporary offices.
By 2017, the project will bring about 1,704 jobs and an economic impact of about $936 million, according to Gary Jackson’s economic impact study.
GOV. RICK SCOTT
The governor, who ran on a platform of bringing jobs to Florida, at election time can tell Floridians he brought the headquarters of the 293rd largest company in the country to the state.
LEE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Bringing a Fortune 500 company to the county will help take the heat off Director Jim Moore and the office after it was vilified for giving VR Labs $5 million with few guarantees.
RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET
The 700 newcomers will be buying homes here, and the infusion of money into the local economy will make it more likely for locals to buy as well.
The owners of the property at U.S. 41 and Williams Road where Hertz intends to build its permanent 300,000-square-foot headquarters.