Lee County ranked No. 8 in SmartAsset’s list of “Places with the Most Incoming Investments” in Florida. The financial technology company created the study to identify the places receiving the most incoming investments in sectors such as business, real estate, government and economy. Three factors were considered: business establishment growth, gross domestic product (GDP) growth, and new building permits. Lee County was listed with 7.7% business growth, 27.1 permits per 1,000 homes and a GDP growth index of 26.82. These rankings are part of a broader study on the areas with the most incoming investment in the U.S. The complete analysis is available on SmartAsset’s website.