Old And New, Blended Together
Port Charlotte, like many places developed by GDC in the post-WWII boom, is an unincorporated community, and a comparatively recent arrival to the Florida map. While the area has been settled for thousands of years, it was not until 60 years ago that it exploded in population, and is now the most populous community in Charlotte County.
Working In Port Charlotte
The city’s economy is distributed across a wide variety of industry sectors, and as such attracts talent with greatly diverse skill sets. The town’s largest employers include Publix, Walmart and NCH Healthcare, but the comparatively small number of large companies offers opportunities to entrepreneurs with an interest in small business operations.
Getting There – And Staying There
Situated right along Interstate 75 and US Highway 41 between Fort Myers and Sarasota, the city is easy to reach from a variety of directions. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the 380-acre Tippecanoe Environmental Park with its hiking and wildlife trails. A tranquil community with a great many canals and other fishing spots, the city consistently ranks in most national surveys of the best places to retire.
Business Opportunity In Port Charlotte
Port Charlotte, along with Punta Gorda and several other surrounding smaller towns all participate in the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, having consolidated from their individual organizations in order to better serve the community. The result has been a vibrant organization representing partners across all industry sectors for 95 years, and hosting a great many events both online and locally. New members are currently being welcomed, and the Chamber offers a wide array of resources to help entrepreneurs establish themselves in the area.