December 24, 2006

Collier County | Facts

Collier County is the largest county in the state of Florida with a total area of 2,305 square miles with 80% of Collier County is set aside as Preserve lands, national wildlife refuges, state parks, etc.

  • In 2005 Travel Channel designated Naples as America's Best all-around Beach for 2005
    Shelling on Marco Island’s beach rivals that of Sanibel and other better-known shelling destinations.
  • The Ochopee Post Office, located along the Tamiami Trail in the Everglades, is the smallest post office in the United States.
  • The Immokalee area northeast of Naples supplies much of the winter produce for the United States, including tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, citrus, potatoes and more.
  • For Golf Information Check out this list, and for additional Tourism Facts visit the County Chamber Website

Tourism has a major impact on the county, at a meeting promoting tourism industry on Marco Island, the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Chamber released the following facts:

  • $1.1 Billion Total Economic Impact for Collier County
  • $713.4 Million Direct Visitor Spending
  • 27,325 people hold tourism jobs, representing $733 Million in wages earned
  • Tourism resulted in approximately $542 Tax savings per household
  • $68.3 Million in Sales & Gas taxes generated by tourists
  • $6.6 Million in Beach projects funded
  • $1.8 Million in Museum Funding

A few Links that might be of interest to you:
A complete list of Cultural Resources, Attractions, Beaches and Parks, Fishing and Major Events.

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