Gartner receives $2 million grant, creates 600 jobs

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Gartner Inc. received over $2 million in incentives authorized by the Lee County Board of Commissioners Tuesday.

The information technology research and advisory company is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut with thousands of employees and clients worldwide.

The board approved the grant for the company to create 600 jobs in Lee County with annual salaries of an average salary at $56,000.

This is the fourth and largest grant Gartner has received from the county. The first was a $234,000 grant in 1997 for 335 jobs, followed by $1 million grant in 2011 for 400 jobs. Another million-dollar grant for the same amount of jobs was given again in 2014.

The company will also make a capital investment of at least $20 million to expand its facilities over the next two years.

They hope to have all their hires by 2022, totaling to over 1,700 Gartner employees in Lee County.

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