FL Department of Economic Opportunity Features Bonita Springs Permitting Process as Best Practic
Promoting economic opportunities for all Floridians through successful workforce, community, and economic development strategies, the Florida DEO highlights local governments that understand how policy affects the economy and have taken positive action in recent years.
The Florida DEO wrote, “The City of Bonita Springs has worked diligently with municipal departments to develop a comprehensive and coordinated permit and plans review process to facilitate the timely issuance of building permits, development orders, and other land use permits. The one-stop-shop permitting office is where applicants can submit building permits and land use applications to initiate the review process, ask questions, and gain the necessary information to successfully complete the application process in a timely and efficient manner.”
Upon reviewing its permitting process in 2012, The City of Bonita Springs realized that applicants had to coordinate with three different entities at different locations to receive services for their single business or residence. A task force was initiated by City staff and BSEEDC to examine how the three separate entities could work together to combine services into one location, creating a one-stop-shop.
Christine Ross, Executive Director of the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council said, “There has been a consistently overwhelming response of pleasant surprise and gratitude for the high level of service and prompt replies received through this streamlined process. It is definitely giving us a competitive edge in attracting and retaining businesses in the region.”
Any company interested in starting or expanding their business in Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida may contact the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council at (239) 333-2332 and at Director@BonitaEDC.com.
ABOUT BONITA SPRINGS ESTERO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council is organized to build a place to live and work that is economically diverse with a year-round economy that also enhances the environment and reflects the character of the inhabitants of the Bonita Springs Estero, Florida areas. For more information visit www.BonitaEDC.com or contact Christine Ross at (239) 333-2332 and Christine@BonitaEDC.org.