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* 1. STRENGTHS
  1. Locating jobs where people live
  2. Location/weather
  3. Economic policies in Florida (opened up State and businesses sooner than other States during the pandemic)
  4. Low taxes
  5. SWFL affordable land & buildings ( compared to Miami or California)
  6. University system
    1. Higher education opportunities
    2. Technical colleges
    3. Education providers adding new programs
  7. Utility providers
  8. Many non-profit resources
  9. Healthcare system
  10. K-12 school system
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* 2. WEAKNESSES
  1. Supply chain
  2. Workforce (crippling companies, shrunken workforce)
  3. All housing- market rate, workforce, low income
  4. Training
  5. Food insecurity
  6. Inventory of commercial buildings
  7. Commercial property being used for multifamily developments
  8. Strong migration of skilled workforce working remotely
  9. Demand not as high for retail and restaurants
  10. Broadband
  11. Infrastructure
  12. Childcare/elder care
  13. Lack of public transportation
  14. Industry diversification
  15. Cost of transportation fuel
  16. Capital issues- disaster loans backlog
  17. Closing of small businesses
  18. Lack of government trust- cultural issues
  19. Increase in insurance costs
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* 3. OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Regional transportation partnerships (with FDOT)
  2. Stronger regional collaboration
  3. Expanding rail opportunities
    1. Municipal solid waste
    2. Jet fuel
    3. A satellite inland port
  4. Airport aerospace
  5. Agriculture industry
    1. Food processing
    2. Cold storage
    3. Culinary accelerator
    4. Transferable skills from Ag. Training programs
  6. Solar energy
  7. Entrepreneurial growth
  8. SWFL wealth
  9. Water quality
  10. Recreational opportunities
  11. SWFL Enterprise Center Incubator Program
  12. Autonomous vehicles
  13. Ensuring our infrastructure is compatible with technology (autonomous deliveries)
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* 4. THREATS
  1. Sea Level Rise
  2. Lack of incentives from State
  3. Hurricanes
  4. Aging workforce
  5. Brain drain
  6. Inflated cost of living (compared to wages)
  7. Shifting political views (due to in-migration)
  8. In-State competition
  9. Not addressing broadband needs
  10. Monopoly on essential services
  11. Not being able to keep up with growth (accelerated by the pandemic)
  12. Staffing of essential service positions
  13. Behind on CDL licensure
  14. Lack of green space
  15. Water quality
  16. Teachers salaries
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* 5. DID WE MISS ANYTHING?
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