Lee County plunged millions of dollars deep into the expensive and ultra-competitive life-science industry last week.

Local officials hope to make Southwest Florida the next biotech hub. That’s a long shot, says a national expert who studies strategies for governments to attract similar tech businesses. A state accountability report shows massive state investments in life-science industries show promise, but have not yet paid off. More from the Ft. Myers News-Press

Lee County commissioner’s response

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