Experts predict massive population boom for SWFL over the next 40 years

Southwest Florida could have one of the biggest population booms in the Uni

ted States in the next 40 years. Woods & Poole Economics predicts the Cape Coral – Fort Myers metro area will see a 92% jump in people calling the area home. That’s fourth in the country behind the Villages, St. George, Utah, and Austin, Texas. Right now, about 800,000 people call Lee County home. Models show that could double to 1.5 million by 2060. But are our local leaders ready for such a population explosion? “I’m not shocked, 1,000 people move to Florida every day. And that number

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