Horizon Council meeting to focus on Lee County’s role in the aerospace industry

Writer: Derrick Shaw

The Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office will host the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Florida SouthWestern State College, Building U, Room 102, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

Registration and networking start at 8 a.m. and the meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will feature speaker Dale Ketcham, vice president, government and external relations for Space Florida, who will discuss the “Importance of the Aerospace Industry in Florida and the Role That Lee County Will Play.”

Ketcham has almost 40 years in the space business, including working with major prime aerospace contractors, the 8(a) business development program, engineering firms, Congress, Enterprise Florida and the University of Central Florida.

To register in advance, go online to eventbrite.com and enter Horizon Council in the search box.

The Lee County Economic Development Office provides business assistance to retain existing businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and attract new businesses. Visit LeeCountyBusiness.com or on social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at LeeCoEDO.

The Horizon Council is a public-private advisory board established in 1991 to advise the Lee Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses and attract new and diversified employers. The Horizon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organizations established as a fundraising vehicle enabling individuals and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office. Visit www.leecountybusiness.com or call 239-533-6800.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate, contact Joan LaGuardia, 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

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