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RERI Reports

Lee EBCS: Third Quarter 2021 Report

August 16, 2021  / RERI Research Team  / Tags: Executive Business Climate Survey, Lee County

Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey Third Quarter 2021 Report

The RERI has published the Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey Report for the third quarter of 2021.  The goal of the survey is to capture the assessment of and expectations for the local economy, the workforce, and industry of business owners in Lee County. 

The research team uses this information to create the Executive Business Climate Index for Lee County, which the Horizon Council and FGCU have been tracking since 2012.  The index takes on a value between 0 and 100, with 0 meaning the economy is substantially worse and 100 indicating the economy is substantially better.  The index slipped to 69.9 in the third quarter of 2021, down 5.1 points from the previous quarter, but 23.7 points above the third quarter of 2020.

The survey also features a set of special topic questions that change each month.  The goal of these questions is to learn more about business owner perspectives on more current events.  Special topic questions in the latest survey focused on water quality issues in Southwest Florida.

A copy of the latest report can be found below.  To learn more about the reports we publish, please visit the research page of our website!


Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey Third Quarter 2021 Report

Previous Lee County Executive Business Climate Survey Reports


We would like to thank all of the executives that participated in our survey.  Without your continued feedback each quarter, our surveys would not be possible.  Furthermore, we would also like to thank our sponsors, the Horizon Council, for helping make the survey happen.

Horizon Council