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Former State of Florida Legislator


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Sunday, September 26, 2004

Groundbreaking Ceremony To Be Held At North Naples Research & Technology Park

NAPLES, FL – September 27, 2004 – The North Naples Research & Technology Park, located at the site of the old Naples Golf Range at 16979 Old US 41, will soon be transformed into Collier County’s premier, high-tech research office park.

Gates McVey, who was chosen to oversee the construction and development of the property, will join the Economic Development Council of Collier County to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, September 30, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Information on sales and leasing opportunities of the 12 build-to-suit lots will be available at the ceremony.

An outgrowth of a new County zoning designation approved in 2002, the North Naples Research & Technology Park is a mixed-use site that provides for industrial, commercial, research and technology, and workforce housing components, with the majority of the site being dedicated to research and technology. Having specialized infrastructure in place will enable the Economic Development Council to develop a technology-based cluster at a single location – the first in Collier County – and attract such high-tech industries as biomedical and medical device manufacturing. March Performance will be the first tenant of the new site. Specializing in automotive performance enhancements, March Performance selected the North Naples Research & Technology Park for the relocation of their company headquarters from Michigan.

Gates McVey and the EDC would like to thank our co-sponsors of the groundbreaking ceremony:

Community Bank of Naples
New Vision Consulting, Inc.
Conferencing Company
Swope, Lamberson, O’Connor & Charbonneau, P.A.
Graef Anhalt Schloemer & Associates, Inc
The Royal Palm Bank of Florida
Merrill Lynch
Widespread Technologies – Xerox
NCH Healthcare System, Inc.

For more information on the groundbreaking ceremony please contact the EDC of Collier County at (239) 263-8989, or by email at events@eNaplesFlorida.com.

Based in Naples, Gates McVey specializes in providing turnkey commercial projects to a wide variety of commercial, professional and medical users. For more information on the North Naples Research & Technology Park, or other Gates McVey developments, call (239) 593-3777 or visit www.gatesmcvey.com.

The Economic Development Council of Collier County is a not-for-profit organization with the mission:

“To be an effective force in improving the quality of life for all people in Collier County by promoting economic development initiatives which will diversify the economy, create high-wage value-added jobs, increase the average wage, facilitate capital formation, preserve and enhance the natural environment, and enable all county residents to have a meaningful opportunity for upward mobility.”

Tammie Nemecek serves as Executive Director of the Economic Development Council of Collier County.

For more information about the many advantages to locating or expanding a business in Collier County, contact the Economic Development Council of Collier County at (239) 263-8989.


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