The Edison Awards will be celebrated in Fort Myers, Fl on April 19-21, 2023. Hosted by a community that ranks as one of the top places in the world to do business the Edison Awards will showcase some of the world's top innovation leaders and new products from around the globe at the Luminary Hotel and Convention Center.
With four designated historic districts and nearly 20 designated historic landmarks, Fort Myers has a rich past. Revitalization of the historic downtown district has lead to the development of one of the most exciting areas in the US. Situated on the Caloosahatchee River, the area has no shortages of amenities for residents or attractions for tourists.
Our hearts are with all those who have suffered significant losses from the effects of Hurricane Ian. We applaud those working to clean up and restore critical infrastructure in the wake of the disaster.
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Edison and Ford Winter Estate
Fort Myers is home to the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estate and lab. This historic property dates back to 1885 when Edison purchased the land on his very first visit to Fort Myers. Edison and his family wintered at the estate for the next six decades. In 1928, Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone partnered and built a lab on the property to study alternative sources for rubber. Visitors can browse through the historic homes, acres of botanic gardens, museum, laboratory.Visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org
Praised as America's First Solar Powered Town, Babcock Ranch is designed as a research and development hub for clean energy methods. Vibrant, engaging, and interactive community places, gathering spaces, nature trails, roadways, and waterways create memorable experiences. Visit Woodlea Hall Discovery Center in Founder’s Square to learn more about the Babcock Ranch vision and the core initiatives that shaped the town’s development, from environment and health to technology and transportation.Visit BabcockRanch.com