Cape Coral Celebrates National Small Business Week

In recognition of National Small Business Week, Mayor Joe Coviello signed a proclamation declaring April 29-May 5 Small Business Week. The proclamation celebrates small businesses and the vital role they play in Cape Coral.

The proclamation highlights the ongoing initiatives of the City that support business growth. Each month, about 100 new small businesses open in Cape Coral. The U.S. Small Business Administration generally defines small businesses as those with 500 or fewer employees.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our community,” said Cape Coral Economic Development Manager Dana Brunett.  “This Proclamation is a tribute to our businesses as well as a reminder that our office is a resource to help businesses to launch, grow and thrive in Cape Coral.”

The Economic Development Office, in honor of National Small Business Week, prepared a comprehensive list of business support resources, success stories and training opportunities in the form of a special edition newsletter that was sent to several thousand businesses this morning. To request this newsletter and to be added to the Economic Development Office’s email list please contact

Cape Coral’s Economic Development Office is responsible for attracting new businesses to the city, promoting the growth of existing businesses and creating new employment opportunities for residents. For more information about the City’s economic development services

Pictured left to right: Community Development Director Vince Cautero, Council Member John Gunter, Economic Development Manager Dana Brunett, Cape Coral Construction Industry Association Executive Director Bill Johnson, Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral President Donna Germain, Economic Development Business Development Specialist Karen Ramos, Cape Coral Technical College Career Specialist Kevin Hawk, Florida Small Business Development Center Director Lois Knox, Cape Coral Mayor Joe Coviello, City Manager John Szerlag, Cape Coral Economic Development Business Recruitment/Retention Specialist Nita Whaley and Cape Coral Council for Progress Executive Director Joe Mazurkeiwicz.