Investing in Fifth
5th Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID) is the signature upscale shopping and office destination in Southwest Florida.

The Avenue is lined with more than 200 charming and eclectic local and national street front stores, restaurants, art, theatre and professional services located in an authentic main street setting only two blocks from the Gulf beaches! Whether you are looking for a small space under 2000 square feet, or a larger corporate address, we invite you to invest in 5th Avenue South!

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University

The SBDC at FGCU employs Certified Business Analysts who provide free, confidential and one-on-one counseling, information, and guidance to potential and existing small business owners.

The SBDC office is located on the FGCU Campus in Fort Myers, and can be reached at 239.745.3700.

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Free Business Counseling offered at the BID Office

Through a partnership with the SBDC, free business counseling services are provided monthly at the BID office, 649 5th Avenue South, Naples.

This service is offered to provide guidance to both prospective business owners and existing business owners located within the BID. Please contact the BID office at 239.692.8436 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

SCORE-Naples

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide through free consulting services on a broad variety of business topics.

The SCORE office is located at 900 Goodlette Rd. N. and can be reached at 239.430.0081.

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Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce offers new and existing businesses a number of resources and support to assist with relocation, expansion and long-term economic development planning.

The Chamber’s administrative office is located at 2390 Tamiami Trail North, Ste. 2010. Contact the Chamber at 239.262.6376.

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Visitor’s Information Center

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce also operates the Visitor's Information Center, which provides information on area attractions, events and a directory of 5th Avenue South businesses and organizations.

The Visitor’s Center is located at 900 5th Avenue South, and can be reached at 239.262.6141.

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