Punta Gorda is a prominent recreation and tourist area. It's also a popular area for retirees. The major employment sectors in Punta Gorda are healthcare, retail; professional, scientific and technical services; construction; arts, entertainment and recreation; and accommodation and food services. In addition shipping of fish, vegetables and other items contribute to the local economy.
Some of the most popular occupations where the majority of the positions are filled by college graduates are registered nurses, accountants and auditors, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, management analysts, pharmacists, lawyers, dentists, physical therapists, advertising sales agents and medical and clinical laboratory technologists.
The primary employers in the Punta Gorda region are shown below:
- Punta Gorda HMA Inc
- Peace River Distributing Inc
- Adams Bros Cabinetry
- City of Punta Gorda
- Air Trek Inc
- Conn-X LLC
- Calkins & Kenyon Construction
- Sweetbay Supermarket
- Taylor Contractors of Florida Inc
- Consolidated Construction Services of Florida Inc
- Amberg Insurance Center Inc
- Towles Corporation
- Doyle Mcburnett Inc
- Marine Contracting Group Inc
- Bank of America
- Lee Memorial Health Systems
Noteworthy data regarding Punta Gorda: About 32% of the residents have a bachelor's degree or better. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $63,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 95. The national average is 100.
Business organizations offering assistance to local companies include:
- Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce
- Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
- Florida Economic Development Council Inc
The Sun News Papers Port Charlotte offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in the Punta Gorda area.