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									LABOR MARKET ASSESSMENT FOR
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA



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THE CHARLOTTE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

December 2007

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section                                                                                                                                                                                       Page
   1.      Background .................................................................................................................................................................................. i
   2.      Executive Summary .................................................................................................................................................................... 1
             Summary of Findings ............................................................................................................................................................... 1
             Conclusions ............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
             Recommendations for Action ................................................................................................................................................. 10
   3.  Labor Assessment...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
         Geographic Orientation........................................................................................................................................................... 16
         Population and Demographics Overview ................................................................................................................................ 16
         Labor Availability .................................................................................................................................................................... 22
         Labor Demand........................................................................................................................................................................ 37
         Labor Quality .......................................................................................................................................................................... 45
         Education and Training........................................................................................................................................................... 45
         Labor Cost.............................................................................................................................................................................. 51
         Business Climate and Operating Environment........................................................................................................................ 54
         Quality of Life ........................................................................................................................................................................ 56
   APPENDICES
   4.      Appendix A – Demographic/Commute Zone Maps
   5.      Appendix B – Employer Survey Summary
   6.      Appendix C – Household Survey Summary
   7.      Appendix D – Statistical Background Data




LABOR MARKET ASSESSMENT
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 2007                                                                                                                                                The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
BACKGROUND
This Labor Market Assessment report is the product of a contract between the Wadley-Donovan Group (WDG) and the Charlotte County
Economic Development Office. This study uses information obtained through WDG-conducted surveys of labor-related issues among
employers and households in the county, and a review of key statistical and other secondary-source information. The employer survey
gathered information from area employers concerning the availability, quality, and cost of labor; the quality and utilization of educational
institutions and training resources; the role of retirees in the workforce; and the future demand for workers. The household survey results
allowed us to quantify and profile the county’s regular labor force and its hidden labor resources. The household survey was produced in
collaboration with Younger Associates (YA), based in Jackson, TN, which specializes in business-to-business and business-to-consumer
surveys.
The findings presented herein are those of WDG/YA only. We have examined the county from a corporate perspective and our own
knowledge of labor markets across the U.S.
This authorized study required independent research to review the Charlotte County labor resources and basic operating environment from
the perspective of a locationally active company. For this study, the WDG team:
       Prepared maps depicting the geographic concentration of key demographic variables in 30-minute commute zones centered around
       two separate employment centers in the county. Separate zones were prepared for commutes during summer months and winter
       months (higher traffic demands) to account for seasonal differences. The 30-minute commute zone was applied because WDG’s
       research from survey data showed that nearly 70% of the workforce commutes 30 minutes or less. These maps are presented in
       Appendix A. The two employment nodes are located at:
          - Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park—the industrial park is located just east of I-75 between Exits 161 and 164, near the
              Charlotte County Airport.
           -   Charlotte County Sports Park—the recreational facility contains the Charlotte County Stadium and is positioned along El
               Jobean Road (State Route 776) approximately 10 miles west of I-75 Exit 170.
       Surveyed employers across Charlotte County with 20 or more employees (except retail and government sectors, for which a
       minimum threshold of 100 or more employees was used):
           -   WDG distributed 300 surveys to employers in all business sectors in Charlotte County in August 2007. The mailing list was
               developed through InfoUSA, a private vendor, and modified with local input. 59 surveys were returned, for a 19.7% response
               rate. The rate of return yielded a representative sample that allowed WDG to provide observations on the condition of
               Charlotte County’s labor market based on employer experiences.
       Surveyed, in the summer of 2007, a random, stratified sample of residents in the age range of 18 to 74 years to gather information on
       employment status, training needs, and income and education levels. A total of 739 surveys were conducted. The surveys included a
       statistically valid stratified sample of residents in Charlotte County. To achieve the required response rate for statistical validity and to
       assure a properly statistically stratified sample of all socio-economic and demographic segments of the population, YA conducted the


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       survey using face-to-face interviews at popular retail centers in the county. The survey results have a +/- 5% margin of error and a
       reliability of 95%. The household survey findings are presented in Appendix C.
       Prepared and reviewed statistical data on key workforce factors for each of the four commute zones (summer and winter commutes
       for each of two zones), Charlotte County, Florida, and the U.S. Research sources include, but are not limited to: the Charlotte County
       Economic Development Office; the State of Florida; the U.S. Bureau of the Census; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; and the U.S.
       Departments of Education and Commerce. TETRAD, Inc. (a leading demographic data vendor of Claritas data) was used for 2007
       and 2012 demographic, occupational, and related data estimates and projections. WDG used 2005 American Community Survey
       data (U.S. Census) to supplement the 2007 Claritas data where currently available. Exhibits containing the gathered data are
       presented in Appendix D.
A study of this nature can do no more than describe local conditions. The actual impact of these conditions for any given organizational
activity will vary, reflecting the different characteristics and structure of each organization. The consulting team’s principal findings and
conclusions are recapped in the Executive Summary, followed by a presentation of our findings on key labor-market factors, business
climate and operating environment, and quality of life.
WDG is the nation’s oldest independent management consulting firm that specializes in location consulting and economic development. Its
corporate clients include many of the world’s leading companies. WDG’s economic development practice provides expertise to workforce
and economic development agencies and utilities in sales and marketing, strategic planning, database development, overall product
development, and assessment. Clients have included Eastern Idaho; Albuquerque; greater Memphis; Huntsville; Knoxville; Tampa; Tulsa;
Rochester, NY; Buffalo; Boise; El Paso; Elko, NV; Great Falls; Phoenix; Sheridan, WY; Ashville, NC; Conway, AR; Richmond; Tallahassee;
Tunica County, MS; Collier County, FL; Lee County, FL; Jackson, TN; and the states of Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, New Jersey,
Oregon, Wyoming, Wisconsin, and Maryland.




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary of Findings
Charlotte County is an attractive Gulf Coast community that offers extensive recreational amenities and cultural offerings commensurate with
its size. The Cities of Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda combined contain approximately 52,500 residents. These cities, along with North Port
in adjoining Sarasota County, make up the largest population center between Sarasota (to the north) and Fort Myers/Cape Coral (to the
south).
Highway access to the area is provided by Interstate 75, extending from Fort Lauderdale through the western and west-central regions of
Florida. From Charlotte County, the entire State of Florida, southern South Carolina, southern Georgia, and southeast Alabama are
reachable in eight hours’ drive-time or less. State and local roadways, including Routes 41, 17, and 776 provide access to the area’s labor
shed, which extends into Sarasota, De Soto, and Lee Counties.
Charlotte County is served by two international airports. The Southwest Florida International Airport is positioned approximately 40 miles
south of Port Charlotte and offers direct air service to/from 36 domestic and three international destinations. The Sarasota/Bradenton
International Airport is located approximately 50 miles north of Port Charlotte and provides direct air service to/from 11 domestic
destinations.
The county’s most dominant industry sectors in 2005 (as measured by current employment) were retail trade, healthcare and social
assistance, construction, accommodation and food services, and professional, scientific, and technical services. These five industry sectors
alone account for 75% of Charlotte County’s jobs. Among the area’s fastest growing industry sectors between 2000 and 2005 are: real
estate, renting and leasing; information; construction; transportation and warehousing; and professional, scientific, and technical services.
Charlotte County contains a variety of private- and public-sector employers, and the largest include: Charlotte County School Board, Wal-
Mart, Charlotte County Board of Commissioners, Publix, Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Peace River Regional Medical Center, Fawcett
Memorial Hospital, Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte Correctional Institute, Home Depot, Suncoast Media Group, City of Punta
Gorda, Winn Dixie, and Palm Auto. Leading finance-and-insurance-sector employers include: Peninsula Bank, Wachovia Bank, First
Community Bank of America, Bank of America, Charlotte State Bank, Englewood Bank, and Busey Bank. Manufacturing-sector employers
include: Cox Lumber & Supply, Adams Bros Cabinetry, Pulsafeeder, Krehling Industries, and Schwab Ready Mix.
According to Claritas population estimates for 2007, the population of Charlotte County reached 158,635 residents, representing a 12%
population gain between 2000 and 2007. This growth rate exceeded the national average growth rate (7%), but was slightly lower than the
average growth for Florida (14.9%). Charlotte County’s population is forecasted by Claritas to expand to nearly 170,000 residents by 2012
(7.2% growth).
A popular retirement destination, Charlotte County has a considerably older population base than the state and nation. In 2007, the Charlotte
County median age is estimated to be 53.4 years, well above the Florida median age (39.8 years) and the national median age (36.6 years).
The concentration of Charlotte County residents 65 years of age and older is 34.2%, nearly twice the state average rate (17.1%) and nearly
three times the national rate (12.6%). In Charlotte County, just 14.7% of residents are between the ages of 18 and 34 years—considerably

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below the state and national averages (21.0% and 23.3%, respectively). Additionally, the concentration of residents below age 18 (a future
labor supply component) in Charlotte County is just 15.2%, well below the averages for the state (22.7%) and nation (24.5%).
Charlotte County’s average annual employee earnings in 2005 (the latest County Business Pattern data available) are 15% lower than the
Florida average and 26% lower than the national average. Current annual wages/salaries in selected benchmark occupations for the City of
Punta Gorda (according to SalarySource.com) are typically 85% to 88% of U.S. median earnings. Notably, the cost of housing and the cost
of living in Charlotte County are lower than the Florida averages, but are roughly equal to the national averages. Lower average wages in an
area with higher average housing and living costs, as they are in Charlotte, present a challenging environment for workforce retention and
recruiting, as lower- to moderate-wage workers confront greater housing affordability issues than in many other locations across the country
and state.
The county’s unemployment rate stood at 5.9% in September 2007, considerably higher than the state and national averages (4.3% and
4.5%, respectively). In September 2007, nearly 4,200 civilian workers were unemployed, compared to the annual average of 2,345 civilian
workers in 2006. In 2006, the county’s annual average unemployment rate stood at 3.4%, at near parity with the Florida average (3.3%), but
below the nation (4.6%), indicative of tight labor-market conditions during 2006. Between February 2007 and September 2007, Charlotte
County’s unemployment rate climbed from 3.8% to 5.9%, due largely to a downturn in the construction industry. Despite the significant
increase in the county’s unemployment rate this year, employers surveyed in August 2007 experienced tight labor-recruiting conditions in a
variety of occupations.
Employers responding to the WDG survey reported borderline, tight-to-very tight, or unavailable labor-recruiting conditions in 55 of the 66
occupations (83%) for which sufficient data was received. The 66 representative, benchmark occupations were divided into four availability
categories, as presented below (employers rated the availability of occupations on a 1-to-5 scale where 5=plentiful and 1=unavailable). Only
17% of the surveyed occupations are available at satisfactory or better levels:
           Satisfactory or Better Availability: 11 of 66 occupations (17%) received median and average ratings of 3.0 or higher. Ten
           occupations have satisfactory or slightly-above-satisfactory availability, including: accounting clerks/bookkeepers; administrative
           assistants; cashiers; clerical workers with advanced computer skills; customer service representatives; office clerks; experienced
           management; accountants/auditors; building and construction workers; and carpenters. Just one occupation—veterinarians—
           received a “good” availability rating (a median score of 4.0 and an average score of 4.0). Most of the occupations that are available
           at satisfactory or better levels are office-related.
           Borderline to Somewhat Unsatisfactory Availability: 12 of 66 occupations (18%) received median ratings of 2.6 to 3.0 and average
           ratings of 2.3 to 2.9. Occupations in this availability category include: call center agents/representatives; claims processing clerks;
           construction supervisors; general and operations managers; medical records technicians; nursing aides/orderlies; sales
           representatives; cooks; maintenance mechanics; shipping and receiving; computer operators; and computer support specialists.
           Tight to Very Tight Availability: 16 of 66 occupations (24%) received median ratings of 2.0 to 2.5 and average scores ranging from
           2.0 to 2.4. Specific conditions considered difficult to staff include: management trainees; production supervisors; CAD drafters;
           financial analysts/advisors; licensed practical nurses; medical assistants; medical secretaries; registered nurses; pharmacy
           technicians; radiological technologists; general technicians; electrical and electronic repairers; database administrators; internet
           development specialists; network technicians; and webmasters.

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          Unavailable: 27 of 66 occupations (41%) received median ratings of 1.0 to 2.0 and average ratings of 1.2 to 2.0, signifying that these
          occupations are extremely difficult to recruit. These hard-to-find occupations include: tellers; purchasing agents; architects; dental
          assistants; engineering technicians; engineers; lab technicians; medical/clinical lab technologists; physical therapists; physicians;
          physician assistants; respiratory therapists; general scientists; elementary school teachers; secondary school teachers; bench
          assemblers; CNC machine operators; inspectors, testers and sorters; machine operators; machinists/manufacturing mechanics;
          skilled machine trades; welders; computer security specialists; computer software engineers; network systems administrators;
          programmer/analysts; and systems analysts.
As another measure of the area’s labor market, WDG assessed the balance that exists between employer demand for and availability of the
68 benchmark occupations, based on employer survey results. This measure differs from a straight assessment of general availability,
because it shows the level of demand for those occupations versus their availability. It shows, for example, whether some of the low-
availability occupations are in high enough demand to warrant immediate training, recruiting, or other remedial actions.
Using this measure, 21 occupations were identified for which demand significantly exceeds availability, including six for which there are
critical labor shortages: engineers, engineering technicians, bench assemblers, CNC machine operators, machinists/manufacturing
mechanics, and machine operators. There is a general labor-market imbalance in two occupations, including call center
agents/representatives, and registered nurses. A modest availability/demand imbalance was reported for 13 occupations, including:
management trainees, medical records technicians, licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, CAD drafters, medical secretaries,
medical/clinical lab technologists, respiratory therapists, maintenance mechanics, skilled machine trades, welders, network systems
administrators, and network technicians.
In twelve months, the number of occupations for which demand will exceed supply will expand to 32. Those occupations with the greatest
gap between demand and availability will be registered nurses, medical secretaries, secondary school teachers, elementary school
teachers, bench assemblers, CNC machine operators, electrical and electronic repairers, machinists/manufacturing mechanics, skilled
machine trades, inspectors/testers/sorters, and machine operators. There will be a general imbalance for nursing aids/orderlies, sales
representatives, CAD drafters, and licensed practical nurses. A modest availability/demand imbalance is anticipated for 17 occupations,
most within general business and office support, technical and professional, and production, maintenance, and distribution occupations.
Charlotte County faces challenges that affect the area’s ability to fill these labor-force gaps and to provide the workforce necessary to
support the expansion of existing employers and the attraction of new industries. Charlotte County’s challenges include:
          Charlotte County has an older population base than the state and nation. The county’s median age in 2007 is estimated at
          53.4 years, well above the median ages for Florida (39.8 years) and the nation (36.6 years). This older population translates into an
          older workforce and a quality-of-life environment more oriented to an older population than a younger one. These factors will affect
          employers’ workforce recruiting and the ability to recruit a younger residential base into the county.
          The county’s population has lower-than-average ratios of residents with associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees,
          graduate degrees, and 16 years or more of education. The completion of post-secondary degrees lags behind the state and
          nation. Employers reliant on higher skill sets will have lower job-candidate selectivity.
          The county’s employment in key knowledge-based occupational groups lags behind the national averages. There are low
          concentrations of workers in the following occupations: architecture/engineering, arts/design/entertainment/sports/media, computer
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        and mathematical, education/training/library, financial specialists, legal, life/physical/social science, and management, since much of
        the increase in unemployment is tied to the downturn in the area’s construction industry. The increase in unemployment has not
        released previously employed residents into the job market with the skills needed by many employers in other sectors.
        The county’s employment increased by 21.9% between 2000 and 2006 and unemployment decreased, resulting in tighter
        labor-market conditions. Employment growth and reduced unemployment are viewed as favorable for the area’s overall economy
        because of the growth; however, tighter labor-market conditions are the result. While the county’s unemployment rate has risen
        dramatically in 2007, employers surveyed in August 2007 continue to experience a tight labor-recruiting environment.
        WDG’s Labor Stress Index indicates a higher level of labor tightness in the area than in other selected communities in
        Florida. The index reveals that the county has tighter labor recruiting conditions than in Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Cape Coral,
        Jacksonville, and Sarasota-Bradenton.
        WDG’s Boomer Retirement Index indicates that the county will be highly impacted by the impending retirement of the
        Baby-Boomer generation. The index was constructed to measure the impact of retiring Boomers on the labor environments of
        regional workforces across the U.S., and the county’s ranking indicates a higher-than-average future impact.
        The employer survey conducted in August 2007 shows that the county’s labor market is very tight. Employers report
        borderline, tight, or unavailable recruiting conditions for 55 of 66 (83%) of the occupations for which a sufficient survey response
        was received. Occupational groupings most impacted are technical and professional, production/maintenance/distribution, and
        computer and information support.
        Commuting during the winter months is lengthened by increased congestion on the area’s roadways. During the summer
        months, the 30-minute commute zone from the Charlotte County Sports Park captures 283,341 residents; however, during the
        winter months the 30-minute commute zone constricts due to reduced roadway speeds and captures 236,393 residents (17% less
        residents). The 30-minute commute zone from Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park during summer months captures 304,106 residents,
        but during winter months the 30-minute commute zone reaches 151,069 (approximately half of the summer capture).
        There are difficulties recruiting professional and other talent from outside the region. Employers report that job opportunities
        for the “trailing” spouse are limited, and this serves as a recruiting deterrent. Notably, the availability, quality, and cost of housing
        and the quality of life are considered acceptable and are not viewed as deterrents.
        Employers are not fully utilizing all of the workforce-recruiting tools that are available in the region. Survey results indicate
        that employers infrequently use the area’s high schools or the technical centers, colleges, and universities in Charlotte County and
        the region for training programs, apprenticeships, co-ops, and other programs. Employers also tend to rely on traditional recruiting
        techniques.
        There is a strong disconnect between educators and employers in the region. WDG last conducted a labor assessment of
        Charlotte County in 1997, at which time we observed local educational institutions were aggressively reaching out to the local
        business community. However, there seems to have been little impact. Surveyed employers in the current assessment report that
        they seldom use the region’s educational institutions for training programs, apprenticeships, co-ops, or other programs. Excepting
        Charlotte Technical Center which was rated borderline satisfactory, employers assign low ratings to the quality of educational


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           programs and graduates (notably, a high proportion of surveyed employers responded to these survey questions). Additionally,
           employers rarely recruit at the county high schools and post-secondary educational institutions across the region.
           Approximately 20% of employers responding to the survey report that their training needs are not being met locally.
           Among the skills/occupations that are not met locally are: all healthcare fields, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, medical
           assistants, lab personnel, apprentice electricians, diesel mechanics, CDL licensing, English as a second language, Spanish for
           adults, cabinet construction/installation, veterinary technicians, and various (but unspecified) technology fields.
           Employers with knowledge of the graduates from and programs at the region’s educational institutions report less-than-
           satisfactory quality ratings. Area high schools, Charlotte Technical Center, Edison College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and
           Manatee College received considerably-less-than-satisfactory ratings; however, other institutions in the region received very poor
           ratings.
           Graduation rates and program quality at all of the local secondary schools and post-secondary educational institutions
           need to increase. Graduation rates at area high schools range from a low of 54% (Charlotte Technical Center) to a high of 82.9%
           (Lemon Bay High School). Meanwhile, none of the high schools in Charlotte County met the Average Yearly Progress requirements
           under the No-Child-Left-Behind Act. More intervention, focused tutoring, remedial skills training, and financial assistance options
           may be necessary to reduce student attrition rates.
           Florida’s workers’ compensation rates are higher than the U.S. average. According to the annual analysis of workers’
           compensation costs by Actuarial & Technical Solutions of Ronkonkoma, New York, Florida costs are 14.1% higher than the national
           average. These rates will drop in 2008 by 18.4%
           Only 11.3% of the homes for sale in Charlotte County are priced under $150,000, and only 33.3% are priced under
           $200,000. While there is good availability of homes priced above $150,000, homes affordable to low- and moderate-income
           residents are in limited supply. This shortage is an important workforce-related issued, as the average employee earnings in the
           county are 85% of the state average and 74% of the national average, and 40.3% of the county’s households have a median
           income of $35,000. According to the National home Builders’ Affordability Index, only 40.2 percent of the county’s housing is
           affordable for households earning the county’s median income or less.
Charlotte County has favorable workforce-related assets, and these include the following:
           Charlotte County’s population has been growing since 2000, and additional population increases are projected through
           2012. The population of Charlotte County is expected to grow to 169,992 residents by 2012, for a 7.2% growth rate between 2007
           and 2012. The county’s projected growth rate exceeds the national average (4.6%), although it lags behind the projected state
           growth (9.5%).
           Within a 30-minute commute zone of the Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park (east of Punta Gorda) resides a population base
           that reaches 304,106 residents during the summer months and 151,069 during the winter months. During the winter months
           when traffic becomes more congested by seasonal residents and visitors, the 30-minute commute zone does not extend as far as it
           does during the off-season, requiring additional time for workers to reach their places of employment. Almost 283,400 residents are
           captured within a 30-minute commute of the Charlotte County Sports Park during the summer months, and the population captured


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        within the commute zone reduces to 236,393 residents during the winter months. Employers locating in Charlotte County will be
        able to take advantage of a regional labor draw that extends to population centers outside the county.
        Despite the county’s older workforce profile, its concentration of young and working-age residents is expected to increase
        more rapidly than the national average. This trend is an advantage for future employment growth and workforce sustainability.
        Charlotte County has employer-favorable educational characteristics for supporting recruitment of entry- and mid-level
        skill sets. There are higher percentages of residents with 12 to 15 years of education than the state and national norms. Residents
        with this educational profile are the most sought by employers.
        Labor costs for entry-level and experienced workers in the county are below national averages. The average earnings for all
        workers in Charlotte County are 15% lower than the state average and 26% lower than the national average. Relative to other
        WDG-studied areas, earnings for entry-level and experienced workers are below the national average. While this trend may benefit
        some employers, there is an imbalance created by below-average wages and above U.S. average housing and living costs.
        Household incomes in the county are lower than the Florida and national averages. 40.3% of households in the county earn
        less than $35,000 annually, compared to 38% in Florida and 35.1% nationally. WDG has found that the higher the percentage of
        households earning less than $35,000, the more likely it is to have residents interested in upgrading jobs and careers, working
        second jobs, or working as second-income earners.
        Charlotte County contains hidden labor resources. WDG’s extrapolations of household survey data reveal a potential hidden
        labor supply of approximately 46,860 residents, including a mix of not-employed residents interested in employment (36,461),
        underemployed residents (9,977), and recent college and technical school graduates within Charlotte County (422+). Notably, a
        sizable 71.8% of the not-employed residents interested in working and 38.3% of the underemployed residents desire job training to
        upgrade their skills and career potentials. Additional characteristics of not-employed and underemployed residents include:
        - 49.4% of not-employed workers desire full-time employment;
        -   94.4% of the not-employed interested in working have at least a high school diploma, 29.2% have some college education but
            no degree, and 26.4% have a bachelor’s degree or higher;
        -   40.9% of the not-employed interested in working are between the ages of 45 and 64, and 27.6% are between the ages of 65
            and 74, indicating a potential base of mature employees.
        -   76.0% of the not-employed interested in working do not have a limitation to entering the workforce;
        -   All of the underemployed have at least a high school diploma or equivalent, and 22.3% have a bachelor’s degree or higher;
        -  47.7% of the underemployed are between the ages of 35 and 54, and 25.0% are between the ages of 55 and 64; only 20.5%
           are between the ages of 18-34.
        - The not-employed and underemployed are willing, on average, to commute longer durations than the prevailing patterns of
           employed residents.
     Labor-force participation is very low in Charlotte County (42.8% verses 58.6% in Florida and 64.1% nationally). According to
     WDG’s household survey, almost 56% of the not-employed are retirees. Even with this high proportion, there may be potential


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     to draw some residents interested in working back into the local workforce—given the right employment and/or skills-training
     opportunities—as 53% of the non-working residents are interested in employment, according to WDG’s household survey.
     Where data is available, surveyed residents expressed a desire for training or have work experience in occupational fields
     for which employers report an imbalance between supply and demand. Occupations where training is desired or where there is
     experience include bench assemblers, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, electrical and electronic repairers, elementary-
     and secondary-school teachers, machine operators, nursing aides/orderlies, and sales representatives. This supply of currently
     employed residents (including the underemployed) or residents who are not working but interested in employment offers a potential
     recruiting opportunity for area employers.
     Within a larger region (extending beyond Charlotte County north to Manatee County and south to Lee County), there is a
     wide variety of post-secondary educational institutions offering certificate, associate’s-, bachelor’s-, and master’s-degree
     programs. In 2006, these institutions combined enrolled more than 35,129 students and graduated more than 5,967 students. Less-
     than-four-year institutions in Charlotte County include Charlotte Technical Center and the Edison College-Charlotte Campus. The
     Charlotte campus will begin to offer bachelor’s-degree coursework in 2008. Institutions offering bachelor’s degrees or higher include
     Florida Gulf Coast University-Charlotte Branch, and IMPAC University (enrollment and graduation figures are not currently available
     through the U.S. Department of Education-IPEDS data).
     Employers report satisfactory-to-good work ethic and productivity among their current employees. Work ethic, productivity,
     productivity compared to company facilities elsewhere, willingness to work overtime, and punctuality received better-than-satisfactory
     employer ratings. Overall employer/employee relations scored highest.
     Employee turnover rates, as reported by surveyed employers, are at rough parity with other WDG-evaluated locations.
     Turnover rates for new hires range from 10% to 20%, on average, and were reduced to 5% or less after the first year of employment.
     These turnover rates are considered normal relative to other recently examined locations.
     Charlotte County has a cooperative labor-relations environment. Between 1990 and 2006, there were just three union
     certification elections in the county, according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The Teamsters were involved in one of
     the elections; however, neither this election, nor the other two, was decided in favor of the unions. There have been no elections
     recorded by the NLRB in Charlotte County since January 2001.
     Slightly-above-satisfactory quality-of-life ratings were reported for public and private education, arts and cultural amenities,
     healthcare services, safety from crime, and traffic/road congestion. Good ratings were reported for recreational amenities,
     climate, and overall living standards. Quality-of-life factors receiving a slightly-lower-than-satisfactory rating include availability of
     affordable homes and rentals, availability of homes for transferred/relocated personnel, and availability of childcare services.




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Conclusions
Charlotte County is blessed with a strong economy supported by a sizable and rapidly growing labor force and population; it has very good
transportation services and infrastructure, moderate operating costs, a location in an economically vibrant and pro-business state, a good
local and regional educational infrastructure that offers workforce-training opportunities for residents and businesses, and an under-tapped
workforce. Meanwhile, its workforce is productive and loyal with a good work ethic.
However, these advantages are counterbalanced by a significant workforce shortage that will restrict the county’s future economic growth
unless it is resolved over the short and long terms. The shortage exists in most occupations despite a significant increase in the county’s
unemployment rate this year, since much of the jobless growth has been within the construction-related sectors. Manufacturing, health,
technical and professional including computer and information systems, and distribution sectors suffer from substantial labor shortages. Only
clerical and administrative jobs are available at satisfactory or better levels.
This labor shortage likely will worsen if the demand for employees from area employers grows at the same pace it has over the past five
years. A further constriction of the county’s labor market will result from an aging Baby-Boomer workforce that is approaching retirement,
only a modest base of younger workers to replace retiring employees, and modestly performing public school systems that are not meeting
basic performance criteria—which affects the ability of the county’s youth to meet the standards of business. Another constraint is in the
inadequate number of graduates from area schools in high-demand occupations, such as those in healthcare and manufacturing.
Concurrent with these challenges is the need to balance the area’s economy to include more knowledge-based occupations and to attract a
younger population into the area. This latter challenge is difficult under current conditions that include a disadvantageous mix of high
housing costs and modest to low wages and salaries.
There is some potential relief to the labor shortages from the 36,461 county residents who are not currently within the workforce but would
like to work. However, the relief from this part of the population is limited. Just over half of these residents are over the age of 55 and about
half want to work part-time only, which may limit their appeal to many employers. On the positive side, most would welcome training even at
their own expense, and have no limitation to working.
Aside from attracting these not-employed residents into the workplace, efforts need to be made by employers to keep their current
employees in the workplace as long as possible, even after the traditional retirement age. Such efforts would include creation by employers
of a “mature-worker-friendly” operating environment, such as are suggested by AARP in its studies.
Other relief can come from concerted efforts by various private- and public-sector groups and agencies to attract younger residents into the
county by developing quality-of-life factors that are attractive to a younger population, such as affordable housing in good school districts
and family- and young-singles-focused social and recreational activities. These efforts should foster an image for the county as a fun and
vital place to live and work—as attractive to young, single workers and young families as it is to retirees.
Additional relief can come by employers implementing human-resource practices that will attract more job applicants of all ages, and through
more training programs that can offer career-changing or -building opportunities for county residents. These training programs will need to
be structured around the needs of area employers, and designed with their strong input. Higher wages and salaries also will attract more job
applicants, particularly among current residents who are commuting to jobs outside of the county, which are about 19% of employed

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residents, according to the WDG household survey. Higher wages and salaries also would attract more in-commuters from surrounding
counties.
Workforce relief can also come from improved relationships between employers and educators. Employers—especially smaller employers—
need closer relationships with the area post-secondary and secondary schools for training and recruiting purposes. Examples would include
co-op and apprenticeship programs. More communication also is needed between area employers of all sizes and area educators to allow
employers better understanding of the education resources in the area.
Workforce development needs to be an on-going priority of the county if it is to sustain the growth of its existing industries and to attract new
and diversified industries. Actions to implement the necessary steps to meet Charlotte’s current and future workforce challenges will need
the concerted efforts of the Economic Development Office, educators, workforce trainers, and employers.




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Recommendations for Action
Workforce development should receive priority attention using all of the resources available in the county and region because of the area’s
tight labor-market conditions and its aging workforce. WDG’s recommendations for action are offered as priority steps to be taken by the
Charlotte County Economic Development Office or a designated lead agency (Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest
Florida Workforce Development Board, Charlotte County, or a regional entity). The recommendations are addressed at recruiting more
younger workers and young families to the region, retaining the graduates of local secondary and post-secondary schools, pulling more non-
working residents into the workforce, training/retraining residents to meet the current and future needs of employers, and keeping the retiring
residents in the workforce as long as possible.
   1. Develop stronger educator/employer linkages to enhance the use of the region’s educational resources by employers for
      employee training and recruiting, to alert employers to the full breadth of educational resources available in the region, and
      to provide the educators with information on the training needs of area employers. A designated neutral third party would be
      an essential agent for change, serving as a catalyst to bring the employers and educators together. It is recommended that the
      Workforce Development Board be included in this consortium.
   2. Promote the use of co-op and internship programs among college and university students and area employers. The
      designated lead agency is encouraged to work closely with area employers to develop co-op and internship programs in a variety of
      fields with Charlotte County high schools, Charlotte Technical Center, and Edison Community College-Charlotte Campus. Other
      educational facilities in Sarasota, Manatee, and Lee Counties should also be encouraged to participate. Such programs can enhance
      recruitment of students by employers upon graduation, and build an experienced “fresh-out” workforce. The designated lead agency
      can help employers by providing program coordination at universities, making contacts, searching out best practices, and
      coordinating low- or moderate-cost housing for summer interns from outside the region (such as the dormitories of local colleges and
      universities).
   3. Promote a greater role by the private sector in workforce training. Because conditions are changing, employers need to
      recognize that workforce development is no longer the sole responsibility of educators and workforce-development professionals.
      Employers must now be part of the process. Examples in which employers can participate include: formalized programs in mentoring
      (by trained employees); job-shadowing with educators, principals, and guidance counselors; and one-on-one mentoring between
      employees and students on personal development, job skills, and life skills (similar to Big Brother and Sister programs). A broader
      use of the Junior Achievement Program or similar concept is urged within the educational system.
   4. Actively work with employers to improve their human-resource practices. The designated lead agency, as a catalyst, is urged
      to promote improved human-resource practices among area employers. Examples include use of a career-laddering model;
      providing flexibility in work hours and use of vacation time in partial-day increments; flexible work scheduling; and expanded training
      on company time. While Charlotte County’s unemployment rate has risen steadily over the past six months, employers surveyed in
      August 2007 reported recruiting constraints in certain occupations. For occupations impacted by tight labor-supply conditions, higher
      wages and benefits may be needed. Promotional programs could include after-hours or breakfast seminars or webinars with human-
      resource-policy experts from within or outside the region. The special needs of small employers will have to be considered.


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  5. Encourage employers to keep and attract employees over 50 years old. To attract the large numbers of mature county residents
     that are not working now but would like to work, and to retain currently employed mature workers in the workplace, special employer
     accommodations will have to be considered that meet the needs of these people, such as flexible working hours, part-time work, and,
     for the currently employed, phased retirement programs. Program ideas have been advanced by several AARP studies, including
     Staying Ahead of the Curve 2004: Employer Best Practices for Mature Workers, and The Business Case for Workers Age 50+:
     Planning for Tomorrow’s Talent needs in Today’s Competitive Environment. Both of these publications are available on AARP’s
     website (www.aarp.org). According to our household survey, these residents are well educated and possess skills needed to fill
     some of the current workforce gaps. We also urge the Horizon Council to investigate some of the best practices across the country
     for keeping and attracting residents over the age of 50 in the workforce. One example is the Arizona Mature Worker Initiative. The
     contact for the initiative and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices can be found at www.wadley-
     donovan.com/workforce.
  6. Provide job counseling to the retired who want to continue working, and to the not-employed who may wish to re-enter the
     workforce. These individuals could use a variety of training programs, including career-changing opportunities and challenges,
     available educational resources for training and skills enhancement, skills testing, career counseling, and résumé writing. Such
     programs could be offered by Workforce Investment Boards at various venues across the county to maximize access and availability.
  7. Conduct an ongoing labor recruitment effort across the country. Develop a recruitment strategy that is aimed at all working-age
     groups across the country. Special marketing messages for each group should be developed that address their key issues. These
     issues could be developed through a variety of focus groups, and the marketing material then created from the findings of those
     focus groups. The messages can be crafted into special sections on the designated lead agency’s or other websites, and used in
     hard-copy material and in special direct-mail solicitations. The lead agency can serve as the facilitator and coordinator of special
     recruitment efforts for area employers. Part of the facilitator’s role would be assurance that duplicative recruitment efforts are not
     being made. Charlotte County has to actively promote the area as attractive for young, single residents and young families, as well
     as for retirees.
  8. Attract and retain the “Talented Young” through quality-of-life enhancements and niche marketing. It is recommended that
     the region make a concerted effort to attract and retain this population segment. The living environment attractive to these people
     needs to be expanded in the area. It is urged that focus groups be conducted with local residents in the 22-to-35-year age range to
     determine what they want. Successful developments will be slow and will be created by a blend of actions by the public and private
     sectors. The public-sector role will be in regulatory, incentive, or facility-development efforts. Local development may contain
     elements used in other locations, but what happens in the region must be based on existing resources, conditions, and needs.
  9. Create a structured job-assistance program among area employers to find work opportunities for the spouses of relocating
     personnel. A centralized job-opportunities clearinghouse should be established to share information regarding professional and non-
     professional employment for relocating spouses. The clearinghouse is also encouraged to create an assistance network that can
     provide community information and guidance on adjusting to the local and regional cultural environment.
  10. Explore strategies to develop housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income workers. There is currently an imbalance
      between the average wages/salaries in Charlotte County and the average price of housing and cost of living in the county and region.

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     A recent review of for-sale housing in Charlotte County revealed that just 2.1% of housing is priced below $100,000, and 9.2% of
     housing is priced between $100,000 and $149,999. This imbalance may deter potential relocatees, and could force some residents
     to seek jobs outside of the area. Discussion regarding this issue is strongly encouraged, and participants should include the
     Economic Development Office, employers, and real estate developers. Housing alternatives for low- and moderate-income workers
     should be proactively explored.
  11. Improve graduation rates at area high schools, technical centers, colleges, and universities. More student monitoring and
      intervention programs, focused tutoring efforts, or financial assistance programs are needed to reduce high school drop-out rates and
      college/university retention rates.
  12. Improve the quality of education in Charlotte County. It is important that the quality of education be high at all of the region’s
      high schools. Strategies to meet the Average Yearly Progress requirements of the No-Child-Left-Behind initiatives must be
      strongly supported by the communities and the entire county. All efforts to increase school grades in Florida’s A+ program are
      also strongly recommended. In order to generate a quality workforce and attract skilled workers to the region, system-wide
      educational excellence is necessary.
  13. Improve the state’s educational standing. In data from the National Science Foundation and Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-
      State Report Card on Educational Effectiveness, produced by the Institute for Competitive Workforce, Florida gets poor grades. The
      Charlotte County Economic Development Office and the Chamber of Commerce are urged to lobby aggressively to ensure that
      programs are underway to improve the state’s educational performance.




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                            FIGURE 1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE SOUTHERN U.S.




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                       FIGURE 2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA




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                            FIGURE 3: DETAIL OF CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA




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Geographic Orientation
  1. Charlotte County is located on the southwest coast of Florida and is the sole county in the Punta Gorda Metropolitan
     Statistical Area. It is bordered by Lee County to the south, Glades County to the east, and De Soto and Sarasota Counties to
     the north and northwest, respectively. In 2007, according to Claritas estimates, the county encompasses a population base of
     158,635 residents. The Cities of Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, combined, contain 52,465 residents (2007 Claritas estimate), and
     make up the largest population center in the county, accounting for 33% of Charlotte County’s population.
  2. Primary access to the county is provided by I-75, which extends between Fort Lauderdale, Florida (at I-95/I-195) and Naples,
     Florida before taking a northward turn and extending throughout the western and west-central regions of the entire state.
     Port Charlotte serves as the business and government center of Charlotte County. The county is at the convergence of a number of
     U.S., state, and local roadways, including Routes 41, 17, 769, and 776. This highway network provides access to a large labor shed
     extending northward into Sarasota County, northeastward into De Soto County, and southward into Lee County.
Population and Demographics Overview
  1. The population base of the county and of each commute zone studied has been growing since 2000, and additional
     increases in population are forecasted. The county’s current estimated population is 158,635 according to Claritas and 164,653
     according to the Florida Office of Economic & Demographic Research (EDR). Between 2000 and 2007 the county’s population
     increased by 17,008 residents according to Claritas estimates, and by 23,026 according to EDR estimates. Between 2007 and 2012,
     the population is expected to grow by another 11,357 residents according to Claritas and by 17,323 according to EDR, bringing the
     projected population in 2012 to 169,992 or 181,976, respectively. The county’s rates of growth have significantly exceeded the
     national average since at least 1990. The projected rate over the next five years also exceeds the U.S. average by a considerable
     margin. Refer to Table 1. The data in Table 1 shows the differences in population between the summer and winter commute zones.
                                                 TABLE 1: Population of the County, State, and U.S.
                            Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas, Florida Office of Economic & Demographic Research (EDR)
                                                                                                                          Percent Change
                                                                                                                      Census          Claritas
                                                            1990          2000          2007          2012        1990 – 2000 – 1990 – 2007 –
                              Area                         Census        Census        Claritas      Claritas      2000    2007    2007      2012
   Charlotte County, FL (Source: Claritas)                    110,975       141,627       158,635       169,992    27.6% 12.0% 42.9%          7.2%
   Charlotte County, FL (Source: EDR)                         110,975       141,627       164,653       181,976    27.6% 16.3% 48.4% 10.5%
   Sports Park Summer 30-Min CZ (Source: Claritas)            179,395       231,569       283,341       317,713    29.1% 22.4% 57.9% 12.1%
   Sports Park Winter 30-Min CZ (Source: Claritas)            143,499       190,052       236,393       266,836    32.4% 24.4% 64.7% 12.9%
   Airport Park Summer 30-Min CZ (Source: Claritas)           194,269       242,880       304,106       345,827    25.0% 25.2% 56.5% 13.7%
   Airport Park Winter 30-Min CZ (Source: Claritas)            98,830       127,588       151,069       166,709    29.1% 18.4% 52.9% 10.4%
   Florida (Source: Claritas)                              12,937,926    15,982,378    18,360,271    20,097,832    23.5% 14.9% 41.9%          9.5%
   Florida (Source: EDR)                                   12,938,071    15,982,824    18,679,350    20,742,461    23.5% 16.9% 44.4% 11.0%
   U.S.                                                   248,709,873   281,421,906   301,045,522   314,920,978    13.2%    7.0% 21.0%        4.6%

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  2.  The county has an older workforce than the state and nation. According to Claritas, the median age in Charlotte County in 2007
     is 53.4 years, compared to 39.8 years in Florida, and 36.6 years in the U.S. This profile can be a distinct disadvantage, as some
     companies prefer to locate operations in areas with a median age that approximates or is below the national norm for optimum
     access to younger talent. Younger employees typically offer a higher energy level and technical awareness; learn faster; are more
     creative, agile, and flexible; and typically require lower healthcare costs and salaries than older employees. A higher-aged population
     can limit opportunities by employers for future workforce expansion.
  3. Despite the area’s older workforce, the county’s concentrations of young and working-age residents are expected to
     increase more rapidly than the national rates over the next five years—which can be an advantage for future economic
     growth and sustainability. Claritas forecasts show the concentrations of young residents in the 18-to-34-year age groups will
     increase relative to the nation over the next five years. (Refer to Table 2). The county’s median age will remain well above the U.S.
     and state averages, however.
                             TABLE 2: Change in Age Distribution for the County, Florida, and U.S., 2007-2007
                                                              Source: Claritas
                                               Median        Projected % Change in Age Distribution, 2007-2012
                                    Area        Age      0-17     18-34   35-54    55-64     65-74     75 and over
                            Charlotte County      53.4   -0.4%    11.3%    -1.5%    7.9%     17.5%           10.7%
                            Florida               39.8    6.2%     8.5%     3.9%   18.3%     22.1%           14.0%
                            U.S.                  36.6    1.3%     2.3%    -0.1%   18.4%     20.6%            7.2%

  4. Charlotte County offers employer-favorable educational characteristics that rival state and national average rates,
     according to Claritas estimates for residents aged 25 years and over. The educational levels in which the county exceeds the
     national norm is in “high school diploma only”, “1 to 3 years college”, and “12 to 15 years of education”. 35.5% of the county’s
     residents have a high school diploma versus 28.4% nationally, 23.2% of residents have 1 to 3 years of college versus 21.2%
     nationally, and 64.6% of residents have 12 to 15 years of education compared to 56.0% nationally. Refer to Table 3 and Figure 4.
         17.5% of the population has not achieved a high school diploma, which is lower the national average (19.4%).
         The concentrations of residents with associate’s degrees (5.9%), bachelor’s degrees (11.2%), graduate degrees (6.8%), and those
         residents with 16 or more years of education (18.0%) lag behind the national averages of 6.4%, 15.7%, 8.9%, and 24.6%,
         respectively.
         The Claritas and Census data only cover residents aged 25 years old and over. The WDG/YA survey of working-age county
         residents (18-74 years of age) reveals a much more educated population, with almost 74% of this population group having 12 to 15
         years of education.
                  No high school diploma: 5.3%                                 Bachelor’s degree: 14.8%
                  High school diploma only: 31.3%                              Graduate degree: 6.2%
                  1 to 3 years of college or technical school: 34.3%           12 to 15 years of education: 73.8%
                  Associate’s degree: 8.2%                                     16 or more years of education: 21.0%
         Importantly, the percent of county residents with 12 to 15 years of education significantly exceeds the state and national norms.
         Residents with this level of education are frequently the most sought after by employers.

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                                      TABLE 3: Education Levels for Charlotte County, Florida, and U.S., 2007
                                                                     Source: Claritas
                     No High School    High School    1 to 3 Years      Associate’s     Bachelor’s   Graduate   12 to 15 years   16 or more years
          Area          Diploma        Diploma Only     College           Degree         Degree       Degree     of education      of education
  Charlotte County       17.5%             35.5%         23.2%             5.9%           11.2%        6.8%          64.6%             18.0%
  Florida                19.7%             28.7%         21.9%             7.1%           14.5%        8.1%          57.7%             22.6%
  U.S.                   19.4%             28.4%         21.2%             6.4%           15.7%        8.9%          56.0%             24.6%

                                FIGURE 4: Educational Attainment for Charlotte County, Florida, and U.S., 2007
                                                                     Source: Claritas




   5. Household incomes in the county are lower than Florida and lower than the national averages. In 2007, the median household
      income in the county ($42,544) is about 7% lower than the Florida average ($45,757) and about 14% lower than the national average
      ($49,314). The profile of the median household income distribution shows a predominant middle- and lower-middle-income spread.
      Refer to Table 4 and Figure 5.
          According to Claritas, 40.3% of the households in the Charlotte County area earn less than $35,000 annually, compared to 38.0% in
          Florida and 35.1% nationally. This higher-than-average distribution could be an advantage, since WDG frequently finds that the
          higher the percentage of households earning less than $35,000, the more likely it is to have residents interested in upgrading their
          jobs and career advancement, working second jobs, or working as second-income earners.

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                                TABLE 4: Household Incomes for the County, Florida, and U.S., 2007
                                                            Source: Claritas
                                                 Median                % of Households Earning
                                                Household   Less than      Between $35,000   Greater than
                                    Area         Income      $35,000         and $75,000       $75,000
                             Charlotte County    $42,544      40.3%            39.5%            20.1%
                             Florida             $45,757      38.0%            36.2%            25.9%
                             U.S.                $49,314      35.1%            35.1%            29.8%

                          FIGURE 5: Household Income Distribution for the County, Florida, and U.S., 2007
                                                            Source: Claritas




  6. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns, Charlotte County’s top five industry sectors in 2005 (as
     measured by employment) were retail trade (8,611), healthcare and social assistance (7,951), construction (4,316),
     accommodation and food services (4,011), and professional, scientific, and technical services (1,888). These five industry
     sectors encompassed 75% of all jobs in the county. (Refer to Table 5).




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                          TABLE 5: Industry Growth in Charlotte County, Florida, and the U.S. – Two digit NAICS Codes
                                          Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2005 and 2000
                                                                               Charlotte County                      Florida                   U.S.
                                                                                            Jobs    Estabs.    Jobs        Estabs.      Jobs        Estabs.
  2-Digit                                                            # Jobs    # Estabs.   % Chg.   % Chg.    % Chg.       % Chg.      % Chg.       % Chg.
  NAICS                              Industry                         2005       2005      ’00-‘05  ’00-‘05   ’00-‘05      ’00-‘05     ’00-‘05      ’00-‘05
-            Total-All Industries                                       35,792     3,938       13%       28%      14%          18%           2%          6%
Industry Sectors in which Charlotte County Job Growth or Establishment Growth Exceeds U.S. Growth
    23       Construction                                                4,316       709       57%       70%      29%          46%          3%        11%
    31       Manufacturing                                                 652        72        4%        1%     -11%           -7%       -17%        -6%
    42       Wholesale Trade                                               615       119       24%       10%       -1%           3%        -2%        -4%
    44       Retail Trade                                                8,611       580       13%       10%        9%           7%         3%         1%
    48       Transportation & Warehousing                                  286        73       53%       24%        7%         19%         10%        11%
    51       Information                                                   646        50       63%       11%        1%         19%         -4%         6%
    52       Finance & Insurance                                         1,456       238       38%       38%      19%          25%          8%        13%
    53       Real Estate & Rental & Leasing                              1,002       365       75%     105%       27%          52%         10%        23%
    54       Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services              1,888       354       50%       42%      11%          30%         13%        14%
    62       Healthcare & Social Assistance                              7,951       455       22%       20%      17%          19%         14%        13%
    72       Accommodation & Food Services                               4,011       225       20%       13%      21%          17%         12%        11%
    81       Other Services (except Public Administration)               1,796       348        6%        3%        2%           5%         2%         2%
Industry Sectors in which Charlotte County Job Growth or Establishment Growth Meets/Is Lower than U.S. Growth
    11       Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, & Agriculture Support            0-19         1        N/A     -86%      20%         -12%          -8%        -8%
    21       Mining                                                      20-99         3        N/A     -40%       -4%         11%           9%         4%
    22       Utilities                                                      64         8      -55%       14%        8%           1%         -3%         0%
    55       Management of Companies & Enterprises                       20-99         5        N/A     -29%        1%           6%         -1%         0%
             Administrative & Support & Waste Management &
    56       Remediation Services                                        1,621       254      -60%       31%      33%          14%          2%         5%
    61       Educational Services                                          166        23      -23%       -4%      25%          27%         14%        18%
    71       Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation                             547        46        8%        0%      18%          28%         11%        17%
    99       Unclassified Establishments                                 20-99        10        N/A     -75%     -82%         -81%        -78%       -76%
* Top five industry sectors by percentage employment growth in bold.

    7. The top five expanding industries in Charlotte County between 2000 and 2005 (as measured by employment growth, where
       trend data is available), as shown in Table 5, are real estate rental and leasing, information, construction, transportation and
       warehousing, and professional, scientific, and technical services. Table 6 summarizes the top five growing industry sectors in
       Charlotte County, Florida, and the U.S. As the table shows, the five leading industry sectors in the county differ considerably from
       those of the state and nation.




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                             TABLE 6: Industry Sector Commonalities – Charlotte County, Florida, and the U.S.
                                      Source: U.S. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, 2005 and 2000
                                             Industry Sectors                     Charlotte County   Florida         U.S.
                 Accommodation & Food Services                                                          X              X
                 Administrative & Support & Waste Management & Mediation Services                       X
                 Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation                                                                     X
                 Construction                                                             X             X
                 Educational Services                                                                   X              X
                 Healthcare & Social Assistance                                                                        X
                 Information                                                              X
                 Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services                           X                            X
                 Real Estate & Rental & Leasing                                           X             X
                 Transportation & Warehousing                                             X

  8. The county’s employment ratio by occupation matches or exceeds national averages in nine occupational groups, but falls
     short in the distribution and knowledge-based occupations. The five most dominant county occupations are sales/related,
     office/administrative support, construction/extraction, food preparation/serving-related, healthcare practitioner/technician.
          The county’s employment ratios lag behind the nation in several knowledge-based occupational groups, including architecture/
          engineering, arts/design/entertainment/sports/media, computer and mathematical, education/training/library, financial specialists,
          legal, life/physical/social science, and management-including farmers and farm managers. (Refer to Table 7). In the short term,
          employers seeking these knowledge-based skills may need to recruit workers from outside the region to fill replacement and
          expansion needs. Educational institutions and workforce-training providers are encouraged to cooperate in identifying these skill
          deficiencies and address strategies to bolster the supply of knowledge-based skills in the region.
                     TABLE 7: Percent Employment within Occupational Groups for the County, Florida, and U.S. 2007
                                                                 Source: Claritas
                               County Occupational Groups that Match or Exceed National Employment Ratios
                                              Occupational Group             Charlotte County Florida      U.S.
                               Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maint                     4.6%         4.0%      3.2%
                               Construction/Extraction                              7.8%        6.1%      5.5%
                               Food Preparation/Serving-related                    7.4%         5.4%      4.7%
                               Healthcare Practitioner/Technician*                 7.6%         5.0%      4.6%
                               Healthcare Support                                  3.0%         2.0%      2.0%
                               Installation/Maintenance/Repair*                    4.6%         4.1%      4.0%
                               Personal Care/Service                                3.2%         2.8%      2.8%
                               Protective Service                                   2.6%         2.4%      2.0%
                               Sales/Related                                       15.6%        13.5%     11.3%




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               TABLE 7 (continued): Percent Employment within Occupational Groups for the County, Florida, and U.S. 2007
                                                                        Source: Claritas
                                County Occupational Groups that Lag National Employment Ratios
                                               Occupational Group              Charlotte County          Florida    U.S.
                                Architecture/Engineering*                            1.0%                 1.7%      2.1%
                                Arts/Design/Entert/Sports/Media*                     1.4%                 2.0%     1.9%
                                Business operations specialists                      1.5%                 2.1%      2.1%
                                Community/Social Services                            1.3%                 1.3%      1.5%
                                Computer and Mathematical*                           0.6%                 1.9%     2.5%
                                Education/Training/Library*                          4.4%                 4.7%     5.7%
                                Farming/Fishing/Forestry                             0.5%                 0.9%     0.7%
                                Financial specialists*                               1.5%                 2.2%     2.2%
                                Legal*                                               0.6%                 1.2%     1.1%
                                Life/Physical/Social Science*                        0.4%                 0.6%     0.9%
                                Management incl Farmers/Farm Mgrs*                   7.2%                 9.3%     9.4%
                                Office/Administrative Support                       14.3%                16.1%     15.4%
                                Production                                           3.9%                 5.1%      8.4%
                                Transportation/Material Moving                       5.2%                 5.6%     6.1%
                                Total Knowledge-based Occupational Groups           29.3%                32.7%     34.4%
                             *Key Knowledge-based Occupational Groups


Labor Availability
  1. The county’s labor force grew by 21.9%, and the number and percentage of unemployed residents declined between 2000
     and 2006. The county’s annual average unemployment rate stood at 3.4% in 2006, slightly higher than Florida (3.3%), but well below
     the national average (4.6%). The unemployment rate was 3.7% in 2000.
         Labor-force participation is low in the county (42.8% versus 64.1% nationally), which normally would indicate a strong potential
         supply of additional workers that might enter and actively participate in the local workforce, given the right employment and/or skills-
         retraining opportunities.
         This potential may be limited because of the county’s older population. Civilian-labor-force calculations consider all residents aged
         16 and over.
         Labor-participation rates for the four commute zones are also low, and all are lower than the state and national rates. (Refer to
         Tables 8 and 9).
                                                      TABLE 8: County Labor Force Dynamics
                                              Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau
                                                                          Charlotte County    Florida         U.S.
                                Labor Force, 2006                              68,085        8,988,611     151,428,000
                                % Change 2000 – 2006                           21.9%           12.4%          5.4%
                                Unemployment Rate, 2006                         3.4%           3.3%           4.6%
                                Labor Participation, 2007 (Claritas)           42.8%           58.6%         64.1%


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                                                  TABLE 9: Commute Zone Labor Force Dynamics
                                               Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau
                                                                                                                Labor
                                                                                                             Participation
                                                           Labor Force      % Change      Unemployment           2006
                                          Area                2006         2000 – 2006      Rate, 2006        (Claritas)
                               Sports Park Summer CZ            104,306          20.7%               3.7%           44.2%
                               Sports Park Winter CZ             86,894          22.8%               3.7%           44.6%
                               Airport Park Summer CZ           118,204          22.0%               3.9%           49.4%
                               Airport Park Winter CZ            55,032          17.5%               3.6%           42.9%

  2. One or more competitively paying office operations could potentially hire up to 832 qualified and screened workers during
     the first year of operation, depending on their facilities’ locations in the county. As seen in Table 10, these estimates are
     based on WDG’s standard clerical/nonexempt-labor-supply model applied to both of the representative work sites, using, in part,
     results from the household survey. These estimates show the number of qualified clerical and administrative support employees an
     employer could potentially hire given a one-in-three selectivity and a one-in-five selectivity ratio.
        The site located in the Airport Park (summer commuting conditions) provides the largest clerical labor supply (832); however, this
        supply becomes considerably constricted (382) during the more congested winter season. The 30-minute summer commute zone
        extends farther north into Sarasota, and farther south into Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and Fort Myers.
        The Sports Park location has a lower workforce capture (776) during summer commuting conditions than the Airport Park site (832),
        but remains accessible to a higher number of potential workers (687) during the winter season than the Airport Park site (382).
        Wages and salaries would have to exceed the prevailing average rates as shown in Exhibits B-10 and D-8.

                       TABLE 10: Estimated Clerical and Administrative Support Labor Supply Yield by Commute Zone
                                    Source: WDG estimate based on population and employment figures from Claritas
                                                                            Maximum Size of a Clerical/Office Operation:
                                                   Sports Park Summer      Sports Park Winter 30   Airport Park Summer       Airport Park Winter 30
                        Factor                          30 Min CZ                 Min CZ                 30 Min CZ                   Min CZ
      1   Currently employed supply                       3,932                    3,270                    4,548                     1,986
      2   Potential underemployment yield                 3,878                    3,212                    4,206                     1,967
      3   Not employed                                     771                      655                      932                       395
      4   New labor force entrants                        1,115                    1,444                     712                       424
      5   Total expected applicants – 1 year              9,696                    8,582                    10,398                    4,771
      6   Applicant commute propensity                    7,757                    6,865                    8,319                     3,817
      7   Initial employer intercept                      4,654                    4,119                    4,991                     2,290
      8   Qualified Applicants                            2,327                    2,060                    2,496                     1,145
      9   1 in 3 selectivity ratio                         776                      687                      832                       382
     10   1 in 5 selectivity ratio                         465                      412                      499                       229




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                 TABLE 10 (continued): Estimated Clerical and Administrative Support Labor Supply Yield by Commute Zone
                                       Source: WDG estimate based on population and employment figures from Claritas
           Explanatory Notes
            1.  Estimate of currently employed clerical workers unhappy enough with their current job to apply. WDG assumes 25% of residents employed in
                administrative support/clerical occupations will apply for new positions.
            2. Individuals currently working in low-level sales and service occupations (including health support, personal services occupations, and food
                prep/serving-related) who will apply. WDG assumes that 10% of residents currently employed in sales and service occupations will apply for new
                positions.
            3. Not-employed residents that would be interested in working in office operations. WDG assumes 20.2% of not-employed residents will apply for office
                positions, based on the workforce survey unemployed characteristics.
            4. Growth component to account for new entrants into the labor force. Includes a percentage of college graduates and new residents that are likely to
                apply for administrative/clerical positions.
            5. Total eligible population.
            6. Percentage of workers willing to commute up to 30 minutes for employment – based on prevailing area commuting patterns, 80% of the total number
                of applicants (line 5) is assumed. The propensity for underemployed residents and not-employed residents to commute longer distances for jobs
                meeting their expectations is not factored into the model. If it were, the number of potential applicants would be higher.
            7. Percentage of workers (among those willing to commute as shown in line 6) who will work at new operation despite similar positions available between
                their residence and the original employers. In this case, it is assumed that an employer coming into the area will face competition from existing
                employers. It is assumed that 60% of workers will work at a new operation despite similar positions available between their residence and the new
                employer.
            8. Number of applicants shown in line 7 passing initial screening and offered an interview. The actual percentage will vary according to the skills required
                by the operation, and the skill level of the available workforce. It is assumed 50% will qualify.
            9. The number of employees an employer could hire assuming a selectivity ratio of one hire per three applicants.
            10. The number of employees an employer could hire assuming a selectivity ratio of one hire per five applicants.


  3. One or more competitively paying manufacturing/distribution operations could potentially hire up to 845 qualified and
     screened workers, depending on their facilities’ locations in the county. As seen in Table 11, these estimates are based on
     WDG’s standard manufacturing/distribution-labor-supply model applied to each of the three representative work sites, based upon
     data received from the household survey. These estimates show the number of qualified employees a manufacturing/distribution
     employer could potentially hire given a one-in-three selectivity and a one-in-five selectivity ratio.
        The site located in the Airport Park (summer commuting conditions) provides the largest manufacturing/distribution labor supply
        (845); however, this supply is reduced by more than half (to 377) during the more congested winter season. The 30-minute winter
        commute zone extends north into Sarasota, and farther south into Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, and Fort Myers.
        The Sports Park location has a lower workforce capture (747) during summer commuting conditions than the Airport Park site (845),
        but remains assessable to a higher number of potential workers (665) during the winter season than the Airport Park site (377).
        Wages and salaries would have to exceed the prevailing average rates as shown in Exhibits B-10 and D-8.




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                              TABLE 11: Estimated Manufacturing/Distribution Labor Supply Yield by Commute Zone
                                      Source: WDG estimate based on population and employment figures from Claritas
                                                                         Maximum Size of a Manufacturing/Distribution Operation:
                                                        Sports Park Summer   Sports Park Winter 30   Airport Park Summer      Airport Park Winter 30
                        Factor                               30 Min CZ              Min CZ                 30 Min CZ                  Min CZ
      1   Currently employed supply                            3,681                 3,105                   4,684                     1,943
      2   Potential underemployment yield                      3,912                 3,242                   4,310                     2,002
      3   Not employed                                          702                   597                      849                      360
      4   New labor force entrants                             1,039                 1,366                     725                      412
      5   Total expected applicants – 1 year                   9,333                 8,310                   10,569                    4,716
      6   Applicant commute propensity                         7,466                 6,648                   8,455                     3,773
      7   Initial employer intercept                           4,480                 3,989                   5,073                     2,264
      8   Qualified Applicants                                 2,240                 1,994                   2,536                     1,132
      9   1 in 3 selectivity ratio                              747                   665                      845                      377
     10   1 in 5 selectivity ratio                              448                   399                      507                      226

            Explanatory Notes
            1.  Estimate of currently employed production, transportation/material moving, and installation/maintenance/repair workers unhappy enough with their
                current job to apply. WDG assumes 25% of residents employed in these occupations will apply for new positions.
            2. Individuals currently working in low-level sales, service, and farming occupations who will apply. WDG assumes that 10% of residents currently
                employed in sales and service occupations agriculture will apply for new positions.
            3. Not-employed residents that would be interested in working in manufacturing and distribution operations. WDG assumes 18.4% of not-employed
                residents will apply for manufacturing positions, based on the workforce survey unemployed characteristics. It is assumed both male and female
                residents will apply for positions.
            4. Growth component to account for new entrants into the labor force. Includes a percentage of high school graduates and new residents that are likely
                to apply for administrative/clerical positions.
            5. Total eligible population.
            6. Percentage of workers willing to commute up to 30 minutes for employment – based on prevailing area commuting patterns, 80% of the total number
                of applicants (line 5) is assumed. The propensity for underemployed residents and not-employed residents to commute longer distances for jobs
                meeting their expectations is not factored into the model. If it were, the number of potential applicants would be higher.
            7. Percentage of workers (among those willing to commute as shown in line 6) who will work at the new operation despite similar positions available
                between their residence and the original employers. In this case, it is assumed that a new employer coming into the area would be the employer-of-
                choice and a high percentage of workers would commute to the employer’s new location. As more competitors enter the market, the percentage of
                workers accepting work at that location is assumed to decline. It is assumed that 60% of workers will work at the new operation.
            8. Number of applicants shown in line 7 passing initial screening and offered an interview. The actual percentage will vary according to the skills
                required by the operation, and the skill level of the available workforce. It is assumed 50% would be qualified.
            9. The number of employees an employer could hire assuming a selectivity ratio of one hire per three applicants.
            10. The number of employees an employer could hire assuming a selectivity ratio of one hire per five applicants.


  4. WDG’s Labor Stress Index shows a level of labor tightness in the Punta Gorda MSA that is slightly higher than other
     selected competitor communities in Florida and adjoining states. WDG compared the Punta Gorda MSA’s labor stress index to
     selected competitor metro areas. WDG designed and constructed the labor stress index as a tool for its corporate-location-consulting
     practice. The index uses a variety of labor-related measures, including: civilian labor force size in 2006; absolute and percentage


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     changes in the civilian labor force between 2000 and 2006; elasticity in the 2006 civilian labor force; unemployment rates in 2000,
     2005, and 2006; change in unemployment rates; and 2006 labor force participation rates.
        The final scores for each MSA were indexed against the nation’s highest scoring MSA (maximum score=100). The Punta Gorda
        MSA received an index score of 74, which shows tighter labor conditions than six other Florida communities. (Refer to Table 12).
                                                                TABLE 12: Comparative Labor Stress Index
                                                            Source: WDG (the lower the score the more labor stress)
                                                                   Labor Stress                         *Labor Stress Index – Criteria and Weighting
                                                                   Index Score                                          Criteria                        Weighting
                        Benchmark MSA’s                             (max=100)                    Civilian Labor Force    2006                             10%
              Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL                     85                                                2000                               --
                                                                                                                         Change 2000 - 2006                5%
              Orlando-Kissimmee, FL                                    84
                                                                                                                         Pct. Change 2000 - 2006          10%
              Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL                      82                        Civilian Labor Force    2006 Monthly Minimum               --
              Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL                                81                        Elasticity              2006 Monthly Maximum               --
              Jacksonville, FL                                         79                                                Change Min to Max                15%
              Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL                            78                        Unemployment            2006 Rate                        15%
              Birmingham-Hoover, AL                                    75                                                2005 Rate                         5%
              Punta Gorda, FL                                          74                                                2000 Rate                         5%
              Jackson, MS                                              73                                                Change in Rate 2005 - 2006       15%
              Savannah, GA                                             72                                                Change in Rate 2000 - 2006        5%
                                                                                                 Labor Force             2006 Rate                          --
              Montgomery, AL                                           70                        Participation           Rate vs. MSA Maximum             15%
              Tallahassee, FL                                          69                        Total:                                                  100%
              * Criteria and weighting detailed at right:

  5. Of the 66 occupations for which sufficient data was received from the completed WDG employer survey, 11 (17%) can be
     recruited satisfactorily or better (median and average scores of 3.0 or higher). Survey respondents report that 11 occupations
     have satisfactory or slightly-above-satisfactory availability. Only one occupation, veterinarian, received a “good” availability rating (a
     median score of 4.0 and an average score of 4.0). Most of the general business and office support occupations can be recruited at
     this level. Refer to Table 13.
                  TABLE 13: Select Occupations with Satisfactory or Better Availability, as Reported by County Employers
                                           Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(5=Plentiful; 1=Unavailable)
                                      Occupational Group/Occupation                       Responses        Average Score      Median Score
                            General Business and Office Support
                             Accounting clerks/bookkeepers                                     18                3.3                4.0
                             Administrative assistants                                         19                3.7                4.0
                             Cashiers                                                          11                3.1                3.0
                             Clerical workers with advanced computer skills                    17                3.1                3.0
                             Customer service representatives                                  20                3.3                3.0
                             Office clerks                                                     15                3.2                3.0
                            Management and Supervisory
                             Management, experienced                                           13                3.1                3.0


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           TABLE 13 (continued): Select Occupations with Satisfactory or Better Availability, as Reported by County Employers
                                  Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(5=Plentiful; 1=Unavailable)
                                 Occupational Group/Occupation           Responses     Average Score    Median Score
                       Technical and Professional
                         Accountants/auditors                                10              3.0              3.0
                       Production, Maintenance and Distribution
                         Building and construction workers                    8              3.6              4.0
                         Carpenter                                            4              3.5              4.0
                       Other Occupations
                         Veterinarian                                         1              4.0              4.0

  6. Among the 66 occupations for which sufficient data was received, surveyed employers rated 12 (18%) as having borderline-
     satisfactory-to-somewhat-unsatisfactory availability (median scores of 2.5 to 3.0 and average scores of 2.3 to 2.9). The
     occupations are diverse and cover all of the five major occupational groupings. (Refer to Table 14.)

         TABLE 14: Select Occupations with Borderline to Somewhat Unsatisfactory Availability, as Reported by Area Employers
                                  Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(5=Plentiful; 1=Unavailable)
                                 Occupational Group/Occupation           Responses     Average Score    Median Score
                       General Business and Office Support
                         Call center agent/representative                    10              2.3              2.5
                         Claims processing clerks                            9               2.9              3.0
                       Management and Supervisory
                         Construction supervisors                             7              2.6              3.0
                         General & operations managers                        9              2.3              3.0
                       Technical and Professional
                         Medical records technicians                          6              2.5              2.5
                         Nursing aides, orderlies                             7              2.7              3.0
                         Sales representatives                                9              2.6              3.0
                       Food Service
                         Cooks                                               13              2.8              3.0
                       Production, Maintenance and Distribution
                         Maintenance mechanics                                7              2.9              3.0
                         Shipping & receiving                                 6              2.8              3.0
                       Computer and Information Systems
                         Computer operators                                   5              2.4              3.0
                         Computer support specialists                         8              2.5              2.5

  7. Responding employers rated 16 (24%) of 66 occupations for which sufficient data was received as having tight-to-very-tight
     availability. Median scores ranged from 2.0 to 2.5 and average scores ranged from 2.0 to 2.4. Tight labor market conditions were
     reported in all five of the major occupation groups, but medical and IT occupations dominate the list. (Refer to Table 15.)



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                   TABLE 15: Select Occupations with Tight or Very Tight Availability, as Reported by Area Employers
                                  Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(5=Plentiful; 1=Unavailable)
                                  Occupational Group/Occupation          Responses     Average Score    Median Score
                       Management and Supervisory
                         Management trainees                                 11              2.1              2.0
                         Production supervisors                               6              2.3              2.0
                       Technical and Professional
                         CAD drafters                                         6              2.2              2.0
                         Financial analysts/advisors                          4              2.0              2.0
                         Licensed practical nurses                            9              2.3              2.0
                         Medical assistants                                   7              2.4              2.0
                         Medical secretaries                                  6              2.2              2.0
                         Nurses, registered                                   9              2.1              2.0
                         Pharmacy technicians                                 5              2.0              2.0
                         Radiological technologists                           5              2.0              2.0
                         Technicians (general)                                4              2.0              2.0
                       Production, Maintenance and Distribution
                         Electrical and electronic repairers                  5              2.0              2.0
                       Computer and Information Systems
                         Database administrators                              7              2.0              2.0
                         Internet development specialists                     5              2.0              2.0
                         Network technicians                                  6              2.2              2.5
                         Webmasters                                           6              2.2              2.0

  8. Twenty-seven (41%) of the 66 occupations for which sufficient data was received were considered extremely difficult to
     recruit, with few to no available candidates. Although occupations reported as being unavailable in the county encompass all five
     of the occupation groups, the list is dominated by medical, IT, and production occupations. Most of the production occupations
     included in the survey fall into this category. (Refer to Table 16.)
                   TABLE 16: Select Occupations that are Unavailable in the County, as Reported by Area Employers
                                  Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(5=Plentiful; 1=Unavailable)
                                 Occupational Group/Occupation           Responses     Average Score    Median Score
                       General Business and Office Support
                         Tellers                                              5              2.0              1.0
                       Management and Supervisory
                         Purchasing agent                                     6              1.8              1.0
                       Technical and Professional
                         Architects                                           3              1.3              1.0
                         Dental assistants                                    4              1.8              1.0
                         Engineering technicians                              5              1.2              1.0
                         Engineers                                            6              1.3              1.0
                         Lab technicians                                      6              1.8              2.0



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              TABLE 16 (continued): Select Occupations that are Unavailable in the County, as Reported by Area Employers
                                   Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(5=Plentiful; 1=Unavailable)
                                  Occupational Group/Occupation           Responses     Average Score    Median Score
                        Technical and Professional, continued
                          Medical/clinical lab technologists                   5              1.6              2.0
                          Physical therapists                                  6              1.2              1.0
                          Physicians                                           6              1.5              1.0
                          Physician assistants                                 5              1.2              1.0
                          Respiratory therapists                               5              1.8              2.0
                          Scientists (general)                                 3              1.0              1.0
                          Teachers, elementary                                 4              1.5              1.0
                          Teachers, secondary                                  4              1.5              1.0
                        Production, Maintenance and Distribution
                          Bench assemblers                                     4              1.8              1.5
                          CNC machine operators                                3              1.0              1.0
                          Inspectors, testers & sorters                        3              1.0              1.0
                          Machine operators, no setup                          4              2.0              1.5
                          Machinists/manufacturing mechanics                   3              1.3              1.0
                          Skilled machine trades (general)                     4              2.0              1.5
                          Welders                                              3              1.7              1.0
                        Computer and Information Systems
                          Computer security specialists                        5              1.6              1.0
                          Computer software engineers                          5              1.8              2.0
                          Network systems administrators                       6              1.8              1.5
                          Programmers/analysts                                 5              1.8              2.0
                          Systems analysts                                     5              1.8              2.0

  9. Summarizing the above information, the employer survey results show that the county’s labor market is very tight.
     Employers report borderline, tight, or unavailable recruiting conditions for 83% of the occupations for which sufficient data was
     received. General business and office support occupations are the most available, while technical, production, and professional
     occupations (especially in the medical and IT fields) are in the shortest supply. The availability distribution is presented in Table 17
     below.




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                                        TABLE 17: Summary of Availability Distribution of Occupations
                                       within Each Occupational Group, as Reported by Area Employers
                                                  Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                                      Availability Distribution by Number of Occupations
                                                                    Satisfactory                    Tight to
                                    Occupational Group               To Good        Borderline     Very Tight   Unavailable
                      General Business and Office Support                  6              2             0             1
                      Management and Supervisory                           1              2             2             1
                      Technical and Professional                           1              3             9            13
                      Production, Maintenance and Distribution             2              2             1             7
                      Other Occupations                                    1              -             -             -
                      Food Services                                        -              1             -             -
                      Computer and Information Systems                     -              2             4             5
                      Total                                              11             12             16            27
                      Pct. of Total                                    17%            18%            24%          41%

  10. Employers express some difficulty recruiting managers and professional talent from outside the area. Surveyed employers
      report a median score of 3.0 and an average score of 2.9 (on a scale where 1=unable to recruit and 5=easily recruited) on their ability
      to relocate talent from outside the commuting area. (Refer to Exhibit B-1 in Appendix B).
          Employers report below-average employment opportunities for “trailing” spouses, though there are typically positions available in
          healthcare-related fields and in secondary and post-secondary education. Employers provide a median score of 2.0 and an average
          score of 2.1 on the availability of jobs for spouses who relocate with their wives/husbands/partners/significant others.
          The availability, quality, and cost of housing for relocatees is rated slightly below satisfactory (median score of 3.0 and an average
          score of 2.9), and is not considered a deterrent to job acceptance.
          The quality of life as perceived by job candidates is rated as satisfactory (median score of 3.0 and an average score of 3.2), and
          does not serve as deterrent to job acceptance.
  11. The impact of “Baby Boomer” retirement has not yet really begun nationally, as the first of this generation has just turned
      61 years old; however, as the Boomers age, an unprecedented impact on the nation’s labor force will occur in escalating
      proportions over the next decade. The first real hit from this coming wave will be in four to five years. This impact will significantly
      affect every sector of our economy, including corporate structure and policy, economic growth, and labor availability and cost.
      Impacts that are even more significant are projected in most of Europe and Japan. The effects will be worldwide. With that
      perspective, employer experiences offer an indication of labor-force-related trends beginning to be felt in the study area.
          WDG constructed a Boomer Retirement Impact Index, which measures the impact retiring Boomers will have on an MSA’s
          workforce compared to the national average. The index compares four key measures, including: the percentage of the population
          between the ages of 45 and 64, the median age, the unemployment rate, and the percentage change in the civilian labor force.
          MSA’s are assigned a group (quintile) rating and the higher the rating, the lower the potential impact of Boomer retirement on the
          MSA workforce (e.g., 5=the least impact; 4=a below-average impact; 3=an average impact; 2=an above-average impact; 1=the
          highest impact).

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         The Punta Gorda MSA’s potential Boomer retirement impact was rated as high. Of the other Florida communities reviewed for this
         assessment, Sarasota-Bradenton and Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater are also rated as having a high Boomer retirement impact.
         (Refer to Table 18).
                                                           TABLE 18: Boomer Retirement Impact Index
                                                                          Source: WDG
                                                                       Group Rating
                            Benchmark MSA’s                        (5 is Lowest Impact)
               Birmingham-Hoover, AL                                        1
               Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL                                    3
               Jackson, MS                                                  4
               Jacksonville, FL                                             2
               Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL                         2
               Montgomery, AL                                               3
               Orlando-Kissimmee, FL                                        3                         *Boomer Index – Criteria and Weighting
               Punta Gorda, FL                                              1
                                                                                                                 Criteria                  Weighting
               Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL                                1                Pct. of Population Ages 45-64 (2007)            30%
               Savannah, GA                                                 5                Median Age (2007)                               30%
               Tallahassee, FL                                              3                Unemployment Rate (2006 annual average)         20%
               Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL                          1                Pct. Change in Labor Force (2001-2006)          20%
               U.S. Average                                                 3                Total:                                         100%
             * Criteria and Weighting detailed at right:

         Data from WDG’s employer survey indicates that, on average, 8.5% of currently employed workers are presently eligible for
         retirement, or will become eligible for retirement over the next five years. This equates to approximately 7,317 employees eligible to
         retire over the next five years, based on Charlotte County’s employment of 86,085 workers (2006 annual average).
         Employers report that of the 80 positions held by employees eligible to retire now or over the next five years, they are not confident
         or are unsure they will be able to fill retirement vacancies in 17 occupations. Among the reported occupations are administrative
         staff, billing, clerical workers with advanced computer skills, electricians, laboratory workers, management, managers, medical
         technicians, nursing, production supervisors, school bus driver, sewing, teachers, technical workers, and technicians.
         Workers 65 years of age or older continue to serve as a vital workforce component. 44% of the survey responding employers report
         they actively recruit people of retirement age. Employers responding to WDG’s survey report using these older workers in a variety
         of jobs across the board, including clerical, substitute teachers, maintenance foremen, sales representatives, nurses, and support
         staff. Employers are very satisfied with the work ethic and skill levels of their older employees, especially compared to that of
         younger employees. However, some employers report many older residents do not want to re-enter the workforce, and some report
         that older employers have outdated skill sets.
  12. Employers tend to rely on traditional recruiting techniques. The most commonly used recruiting techniques include newspaper
      advertising, referrals, Internet, word-of-mouth, and walk-ins/unsolicited resumes. Other recruiting techniques include use of the city’s
      HR department, job vacancy posting list, and signs at businesses and on vehicles.


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  13. Charlotte County has a potential hidden labor supply with diversified skills, an important component of which is not-
      employed residents that are interested in employment. WDG/YA estimate from the household survey data and population data
      that there are roughly 36,461 residents aged 18 to 74 years in the county that are not employed but are interested in employment.
      See Table 19 and the profile of residents not employed but interested in work in Appendix C.
          The WDG/YA survey shows that 53.1% of the not-employed county residents would like to work. Roughly half of this population
          would like to work part-time and half full-time. Most of the not-employed are not currently working because they are retired. Almost
          all of these residents that would like to work would want jobs that match their past work experience (led by financial occupations,
          professional-level-education occupations, and food preparation and serving occupations.
          A majority of not-employed residents who are interested in working (50.6% or 18,467) are interested in part-time work, as shown
          in Table 19. Meanwhile, an estimated 17,994 individuals are not working, but would be interested in full-time employment.
                             TABLE 19: Employment Preferences of Not-Employed Residents 18-74 Years Old
                                                Source: YA Residential Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                      Interest                     Percentage     Number
                                  Total - Not Employed                                100%         68,605
                                   Interested in Employment                          53.1%         36,461
                                   Not Interested in Employment/Did not Respond      46.9%         32,144
                                  Employment Preference
                                   Full-Time                                          49.4%        17,994
                                   Part-Time                                          50.6%        18,467
                                  Total                                               100%         36,461

         Among not-employed residents, 25.9% are under the age of 35, indicating a modest pool of younger workers who would welcome
         improved job opportunities. 68.5% of the not-employed residents interested in employment are over the age of 45, compared to
         51.4% for the employed population. See Table 20.
                             TABLE 20: Age Distribution of Not-Employed Residents Interested in Employment
                                             Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                          Age      Percentage     Number
                                                         18-24       15.7%         5,742
                                                         25-34       10.2%         3,732
                                                         35-44        5.5%         2,010
                                                         45-54       15.7%         5,742
                                                         55-64       25.2%         9,187
                                                         65-74       27.6%        10,048
                                                         Total        100%         36,461

         The principal reason that not-employed residents interested in employment are not working is that they are retired. This is
         followed by unspecified other reasons and not being able to find a suitable job. See Table 21.


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            TABLE 21: Reasons for Non-Employment among Residents Not in the Workforce* but Interested in Employment
                                               Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                   Reason Not Working                Percentage      Number
                                                Retired                                55.6%          20,285
                                                Other                                  13.4%           4,879
                                                Can't find a suitable job              12.0%           4,365
                                                Raising a family                        9.2%           3,338
                                                Attending school                        6.3%           2,311
                                                Not looking for employment              2.1%             770
                                                Disabled                                1.4%             514
                                                Total                                   100%          36,462
                                                * Explains the reasons these residents are not working

        76.0% of the area’s not-employed residents who are interested in working do not have a limitation to entering the workforce.
        Table 22 shows those limitations residents have that will influence what types of positions they are able to hold. Among those that
        do have a limitation, the most frequently mentioned (12.0%) are lack of job in their field of education/training. The second most
        common limitation (6.7%) is childcare needs.

                TABLE 22: Limitations to Working among Residents Not in the Workforce* but Interested in Employment
                                               Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                      Limitation                               Percentage **   Number
                                 No Limitations                                                   76.0%        27,710
                                 Lack of jobs in your field of education/training                 12.0%         4,375
                                 Childcare needs                                                   6.7%         2,431
                                 Lack of transportation                                            6.7%         2,431
                                 Other                                                             2.7%          972
                                 A disability                                                      1.3%          486
                                 Lack of alternative work arrangements                             0.0%           0
                                 * Explains what limitations to working these residents face
                                 ** Total exceeds 100% due to multiple responses

        The occupational skill base of the county’s not-employed residents who are interested in working is somewhat diverse. Table 23
        outlines the largest occupational skill groups within this sector of the population. As shown, financial, education-professional, and
        food preparation & serving skills constitute the largest categories of skills, accounting for 11.4%, 8.6% and 7.9%, respectively, of
        the not-employed-but-interested skills base. Significantly, among the leading occupations, most are skilled or knowledge-
        intensive.




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                 TABLE 23: Leading Occupational Skills of Residents Not in the Workforce but Interested in Employment
                                             Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                  Occupational Skills          Percentage   Number
                                        Financial                                11.4%       4,167
                                        Education – Professional                  8.6%       3,125
                                        Food Preparation & Serving                7.9%       2,865
                                        Construction                              6.4%       2,344
                                        Retail Sales & Service                    6.4%       2,344
                                        Office & Administrative Support           5.7%       2,083

  14. A majority of the county’s not-employed residents interested in employment would like to receive job training. In total,
      26,190 not-employed residents interested in working would like additional training. See Table 24. See Table 44 for those fields in
      which all residents would like to receive training. As shown in that table, the training most desired falls within three categories:
      unspecified any/open, medical-related (except nursing), and sales.

                       TABLE 24: Job Training Interest among Not-Employed Residents Interested in Employment
                                             Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                      Interest                Percentage     Number
                                      Interested in job training                71.8%         26,190
                                      Not interested in job training            28.2%         10,271
                                     Total                                       100%         36,461

         Education levels among not-employed residents interested in working are moderate to strong, with nearly 95% of respondents
         reporting a high school diploma/GED or higher. Notably, there are a relatively high number of residents with bachelor’s degrees
         (17.4%). (See Table 25.)

                        TABLE 25: Educational Attainment of Not-Employed Residents Interested in Employment
                                             Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                        Highest Grade Level Completed         Percentage    Number
                                        8th grade or lower                       0.0%             0
                                        Some high school                         5.6%         2,026
                                        High school graduate or equivalent      26.4%         9,622
                                        Some technical or vocational school      1.4%           506
                                        Technical/Vocational certificate         3.5%         1,266
                                        Some college, no degree                 29.2%        10,634
                                        Associates degree                        7.6%         2,785
                                        Bachelors degree                         17.4%        6,330
                                        Postgraduate study, but no degree        2.1%           760
                                        Graduate degree                          6.9%         2,532
                                        Total                                   100.1%       36,461




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  15. New and expanding employers also would rely heavily on another element of the hidden labor force: the county’s already-
      employed residents, particularly the underemployed. Approximately 9,977 (16.0%) currently employed residents consider
      themselves underemployed, i.e., qualified for better positions than they currently hold because of experience, training, or education.
      (Refer to the demographic profile on underemployed residents in Appendix C for additional details). As can be seen in Tables 26 and
      27, the underemployed component of the workforce is relatively young and well educated.
          Among underemployed residents, 20.5% are under the age of 35, and 47.7% are between 35 and 54 years, indicating a pool of
          young and middle-aged workers who would welcome improved job opportunities. See Table 26.
                                        TABLE 26: Age Distribution of Underemployed Residents
                                            Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                         Age     Percentage    Number
                                                        18-24      18.2%         1,816
                                                        25-34       2.3%           229
                                                        35-44      25.0%         2,494
                                                        45-54      22.7%         2,265
                                                        55-64      25.0%         2,494
                                                        65-74       6.8%           678
                                                        Total       100%         9,976

         The underemployed residents are well educated. All have at least a high school diploma, while 60% have a high school diploma
         and some post-secondary training less than a four-year degree. A relatively high 22.3% have a four-year college degree or
         higher. See Table 27.
                                     TABLE 27: Educational Attainment of Underemployed Residents
                                            Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                          Highest Grade Level Completed        Percentage   Number
                                         8th grade or lower                       0.0%         0
                                         Some high school                         0.0%         0
                                         High school graduate or equivalent      17.8%       1,776
                                         Some technical or vocational school      2.2%        219
                                         Some college, no degree                 28.9%       2,883
                                         Technical/Vocational certificate        15.6%       1,556
                                         Associates degree                       13.3%       1,327
                                         Bachelors degree                        15.6%       1,556
                                         Postgraduate study, but no degree        0.0%         0
                                         Graduate degree                          6.7%        668
                                         Total                                   100.1%      9,985




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         The occupational skill base of the county’s underemployed residents is diverse. Table 28 outlines the largest occupational skill
         groups within this sector of the population. As shown, middle management, office and administrative support, and retail sales and
         service skills constitute the largest categories of skills, accounting for 15.6%, 11.1%, and 8.9% respectively, of the
         underemployed skills base.
                                  TABLE 28: Leading Occupational Skills of Underemployed Residents
                                            Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                          Occupational Skills                 Percentage    Number
                                          Management – Middle                   15.6%        1,556
                                          Office & Administrative Support       11.1%        1,107
                                          Retail Sales & Service                 8.9%         888
                                          Construction                           6.7%         668
                                          Food Preparation & Serving             6.7%         668
                                          Installation & Repair                  6.7%         668
                                          Management – Upper                     6.7%         668
                                          Transportation & Material Moving       6.7%         668

  16. Many of the county’s employed residents would like to enhance their job skills through training. Returns from Younger
     Associates’ household survey show that 38.3% of employed residents would be interested in receiving training to acquire new job
     skills for career development, which amounts to roughly 23,931 residents (see Table 29). These individuals would offer a potential
     workforce for existing and new companies offering career advancement and training opportunities. Table 44 indicates those
     disciplines in which the employed would like to receive training. The four top fields in which training is desired are medical-related
     (except nursing), any/open, specialized computer, and general computer.

                                      TABLE 29: Job Training Interest among Employed Residents
                                            Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                        Interest             Percentage    Number
                                            Interested in job training         38.3%       23,931
                                            Not interested in job training     61.7%       38,592
                                            Total                               100%       62,523

  17. Employed (and underemployed) workers prefer to travel under 30 minutes for employment opportunities, whereas the not-
      employed residents interested in working will travel up to 60 minutes for employment opportunities. Not-employed residents
      report an openness to commute up to twice as long as employed and underemployed workers for job opportunities. See Table 30.




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                   TABLE 30: Maximum Commute Times Desired by Not-Employed Residents Interested in Employment
                                             Source: YA Household Survey, August-September 2007
                                                                                         Maximum Desired
                                                                  Prevailing Commute    Commute Times for
                                                                      Pattern of the     the Not Employed
                                    Maximum Commute Time               Employed            but Interested
                                                                     %             #        %           #
                                   Less than 15 minutes           44.1%        27,553    16.0%       5,834
                                   15-29 minutes                  25.4%        15,896    36.0%       13,126
                                   30-44 minutes                  10.2%         6,358    28.0%       10,209
                                   45-59 minutes                   3.1%         1,907    13.3%       4,861
                                   1 hour to 1 hour, 29 minutes    3.4%         2,119     4.0%       1,458
                                   1 hour, 30 minutes or more      0.3%          212      2.7%        972



Labor Demand
  1. Currently, the occupation in greatest demand by local employers that responded to the survey is the bench assembler
     position, in which 100 workers are required in four responding firms. This occupation is followed by engineers (22), clerical
     workers with advanced computer skills (20); registered nurses (18), CNC machine operators (15), machinists/manufacturing
     mechanics (15), engineering technicians (13), and experienced management (12).
        Table 31 compares the occupations in greatest demand to their availability. A level of imbalance between availability and demand is
        shown for each occupation, as is the level of education or training needed for each occupation.
        Comparing the current demand for workers against the current availability ratings indicates there are critical labor shortages for
        the following occupations: engineers, engineering technicians, bench assemblers, CNC machine operators, machinists/
        manufacturing mechanics, and machine operators.
        Also indicated is a general imbalance between labor demand and supply for call center agents/representatives and registered
        nurses.
        Additionally, there is a modest imbalance for the following occupations: management trainees, medical records technicians,
        licensed practical nurses, physical therapists, CAD drafters, medical secretaries, medical/clinical lab technologists, respiratory
        therapists, maintenance mechanics, skilled machine trades, welders, network systems administrators, and network technicians.




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                     TABLE 31: Top Occupations/Positions Currently in Demand by Responding Surveyed Local Employers
                                                         Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                     (X=modest imbalance; XX=imbalance; XXX=high imbalance)
                                                                                                      Supply Rating
                                                                       Demand                   (5=plentiful; 1=unavailable)
                                                             Employer       # of Required   Average       Median                   Level of Education or Training
                    Current Labor Demand                   Responses (1)      Applicants     Score         Score      Imbalance*             Needed (2)
      General Business and Office Support
        Clerical workers with advanced computer skills          17               20           3.1          3.0            -                    N/A
        Administrative assistants                               19               11           3.7          4.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Call center agent/representative                        10               10           2.3          2.5           XX         Moderate on-the-job training
        Accounting clerks/bookkeepers                           18                7           3.3          3.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Office clerks                                           15                7           3.2          3.0            -          Short on-the-job training
        Customer service representatives                        20                5           3.3          3.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Cashiers                                                11                4           3.1          3.0            -          Short on-the-job training
        Tellers                                                 5                 2           2.0          1.0            -          Short on-the-job training
        Claims processing clerks                                9                 1           2.9          3.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
      Management and Supervisory
        Management, experienced                                 13               12           3.1          3.0            -                      N/A
        General & operations managers                           9                 5           2.3          3.0            -         Bachelors plus experience
        Management trainees                                     11                4           2.1          2.0            X                      N/A
        Construction supervisors                                7                 2           2.6          3.0            -        Work exp. in related occupation
        Production supervisors                                  6                 1           2.3          2.0            -        Work exp. in related occupation
      Technical and Professional
        Engineers                                               6                22           1.3          1.0          XXX              Bachelors Degree
        Nurses, registered                                      9                18           2.1          2.0           XX              Associates Degree
        Engineering technicians                                 5                13           1.2          1.0          XXX              Associates Degree
        Medical records technicians                             6                10           2.5          2.5            X              Associates Degree
        Sales representatives                                   9                 8           2.6          3.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Licensed practical nurses                               9                 7           2.3          2.0            X        Postsecondary vocational award
        Physical therapists                                     6                 7           1.2          1.0            X               Masters Degree
        CAD drafters                                            6                 5           2.2          2.0            X        Postsecondary vocational award
        Medical secretaries                                     6                 5           2.2          2.0            X        Postsecondary vocational award
        Nursing aides, orderlies                                7                 5           2.7          3.0            -        Postsecondary vocational award
        Accountants/auditors                                    10                3           3.0          3.0            -              Bachelors Degree
        Medical/clinical lab technologists                      5                 3           1.6          2.0            X              Bachelors Degree
        Respiratory therapists                                  5                 3           1.8          2.0            X              Associates Degree
        Financial analysts/advisors                             4                 2           2.0          2.0            -              Bachelors Degree
        Teachers, elementary                                    4                 2           1.5          1.0            -              Bachelors Degree
        Architects                                              3                 1           1.3          1.0            -              Bachelors Degree
        Lab technicians                                         6                 1           1.8          2.0            -              Associates Degree
        Medical assistants                                      7                 1           2.4          2.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Pharmacy technicians                                    5                 1           2.0          2.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Teachers, secondary                                     4                 1           1.5          1.0            -              Bachelors Degree
      Production, Maintenance, and Distribution
        Bench assemblers                                        4                100          1.8          1.5          XXX         Moderate on-the-job training
        CNC machine operators                                   3                15           1.0          1.0          XXX         Moderate on-the-job training
        Machinists/manufacturing mechanics                      3                15           1.3          1.0          XXX          Long on-the-job training

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             TABLE 31 (continued): Top Occupations/Positions Currently in Demand by Responding Surveyed Local Employers
                                                       Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                   (X=modest imbalance; XX=imbalance; XXX=high imbalance)
                                                                                                         Supply Rating
                                                                       Demand                      (5=plentiful; 1=unavailable)
                                                              Employer      # of Required      Average       Median                   Level of Education or Training
                   Current Labor Demand                      Responses        Applicants        Score         Score      Imbalance*             Needed (2)
      Production, Maintenance, and Distribution, continued
        Maintenance mechanics                                    7                  11            2.9          3.0          X          Moderate on-the-job training
        Building and construction workers                        8                  10            3.6          4.0          -           Short on-the-job training
        Machine operators, no setup                              4                  10            2.0          1.5         XXX                    N/A
        Shipping & receiving                                     6                   7            2.8          3.0          -                     N/A
        Skilled machine trades (general)                         4                   5            2.0          1.5          X                     N/A
        Welders                                                  3                   5            1.7          1.0          X           Long on-the-job training
      Computer and Information Systems
        Network systems administrators                           6                  3             1.8          1.5           X              Bachelors Degree
        Network technicians                                      6                  3             2.2          2.5           X                     N/A
        Computer support specialists, technicians                8                  1             2.5          2.5           -              Associates Degree
        Programmers/analysts                                     5                  1             1.8          2.0           -              Bachelors Degree
        Webmasters                                               6                  1             2.2          2.0           -              Bachelors Degree
     (1) Among survey responding employees. The actual total number needed would be higher.
     (2)Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
                                             *Degree of Imbalance        Applicants Required   Average Score     Median Score
                                      X = Modest Imbalance                      100+               3.5-4.0          3.5-4.0
                                                                                30-99              3.0-3.4          3.0-3.5
                                                                                10-29              2.5-2.9          2.5-3.0
                                                                                 3-9             2.4 or less      2.5 or less
                                      XX = Imbalance                            100+               3.0-3.4          3.0-3.5
                                                                                30-99              2.6-2.9          2.5-3.0
                                                                                10-29              2.1-2.4          2.0-2.5
                                      XXX = High Imbalance                      100+             2.9 or less      3.0 or less
                                                                                30-99            2.5 or less      2.5 or less
                                                                                10-29            2.0 or less      2.0 or less


  2. In one year, there will continue to be a demand for a variety of general business and office support, technical and
     professional, and production, maintenance and distribution occupations. Occupations in high demand include: bench
     assemblers (200), office clerks (53), registered nurses (53), clerical workers with advanced computer skills (49), building and
     construction workers (45), medical secretaries (40), nursing aids/orderlies (36), administrative assistants (33), sales representatives
     (31), and accounting clerks/bookkeepers (30), among others. The anticipated occupational demands are presented in Table 32
     below.
         Comparing the twelve-month demand for workers against the current employer-reported workforce availability ratings indicates
         critical labor shortages for the following occupations: registered nurses, medical secretaries, secondary school teachers,
         elementary school teachers, bench assemblers, CNC machine operators, electrical and electronic repairers,
         machinists/manufacturing mechanics, skilled machine trades, inspectors/testers/sorters, and machine operators.

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         Also indicated is a general imbalance between labor demand and supply for the following occupations: nursing aids/orderlies,
         sales representatives, CAD drafters, and licensed practical nurses.
         There is also a modest imbalance for a variety of occupations including: office clerks, clerical workers with advanced computer
         skills, accounting clerks/bookkeepers, call center agents/representatives, management trainees, engineering technicians, financial
         analysts/advisors, respiratory therapists, architects, engineers, medical/clinical lab technologists, radiological technologists, general
         technicians, physical therapists, cooks, shipping and receiving, and maintenance mechanics.
                       TABLE 32: Anticipated Demand for Workers in One Year by Responding Surveyed Local Employers
                                                         Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                     (X=modest imbalance; XX=imbalance; XXX=high imbalance)
                                                                                                      Supply Rating
                                                                       Demand                   (5=plentiful; 1=unavailable)
                                                             Employer       # of Required   Average       Median                   Level of Education or Training
                    Current Labor Demand                   Responses (1)      Applicants     Score         Score      Imbalance*             Needed (2)
      General Business and Office Support
        Office clerks                                           15               53           3.2          3.0            X          Short on-the-job training
        Clerical workers with advanced computer skills          17               49           3.1          3.0            X                    N/A
        Administrative assistants                               19               33           3.7          4.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Accounting clerks/bookkeepers                           18               30           3.3          3.0            X         Moderate on-the-job training
        Customer service representatives                        20               22           3.3          3.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
        Cashiers                                                11               17           3.1          3.0            -          Short on-the-job training
        Call center agent/representative                        10                5           2.3          2.5            X         Moderate on-the-job training
        Claims processing clerks                                9                 1           2.9          3.0            -         Moderate on-the-job training
      Management and Supervisory
        Management, experienced                                 13               10           3.1          3.0            -                      N/A
        Management trainees                                     11                4           2.1          2.0            X                      N/A
        General & operations managers                           9                 3           2.3          3.0            -         Bachelors plus experience
        Construction supervisors                                7                 2           2.6          3.0            -        Work exp. in related occupation
        Production supervisors                                  6                 1           2.3          2.0            -        Work exp. in related occupation
        Purchasing agent                                        6                 1           1.8          1.0            -        Work exp. in related occupation
      Technical and Professional
        Nurses, registered                                      9                53           2.1          2.0          XXX              Associates Degree
        Medical secretaries                                     6                40           2.2          2.0          XXX        Postsecondary vocational award
        Nursing aides, orderlies                                7                36           2.7          3.0           XX        Postsecondary vocational award
        Sales representatives                                   9                31           2.6          3.0           XX         Moderate on-the-job training
        Accountants/auditors                                    10               18           3.0          3.0            -              Bachelors Degree
        CAD drafters                                            6                15           2.2          2.0           XX        Postsecondary vocational award
        Licensed practical nurses                               9                14           2.3          2.0           XX        Postsecondary vocational award
        Teachers, secondary                                     4                13           1.5          1.0          XXX              Bachelors Degree
        Teachers, elementary                                    4                10           1.5          1.0          XXX              Bachelors Degree
        Engineering technicians                                 5                 7           1.2          1.0           X               Associates Degree
        Financial analysts/advisors                             4                 6           2.0          2.0            X              Bachelors Degree
        Respiratory therapists                                  5                 6           1.8          2.0            X              Associates Degree
        Architects                                              3                 5           1.3          1.0            X              Bachelors Degree
        Engineers                                               6                 5           1.3          1.0            X              Bachelors Degree
        Medical/clinical lab technologists                      5                 4           1.6          2.0            X              Bachelors Degree

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                TABLE 32 (continued): Anticipated Demand for Workers in One Year by Responding Surveyed Local Employers
                                                       Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                   (X=modest imbalance; XX=imbalance; XXX=high imbalance)
                                                                                                         Supply Rating
                                                                      Demand                       (5=plentiful; 1=unavailable)
                                                            Employer       # of Required       Average       Median                    Level of Education or Training
                    Current Labor Demand                  Responses (1)      Applicants         Score         Score      Imbalance*              Needed (2)
      Technical and Professional (continued)
        Radiological technologists                               5                  4             2.0          2.0           X             Associates Degree
        Technicians (general)                                    4                  4             2.0          2.0           X                     N/A
        Physical therapists                                      6                  3             1.2          1.0           X               Masters Degree
        Lab technicians                                          6                  2             1.8          2.0           -             Associates Degree
        Pharmacy technicians                                     5                  1             2.0          2.0           -          Moderate on-the-job training
      Food Service
        Cooks                                                   13                 15             2.8          3.0          X         Mod-to-long on-the-job training
       Production, Maintenance, and Distribution
         Bench assemblers                                           4                200          1.8          1.5         XXX          Moderate on-the-job training
         Building and construction workers                          8                45           3.6          4.0          -             Short on-the-job training
         CNC machine operators                                      3                25           1.0          1.0         XXX          Moderate on-the-job training
         Carpenter                                                  4                21           3.5          4.0          -              Long on-the-job training
         Shipping & receiving                                       6                17           2.8          3.0          X                       N/A
         Electrical and electronic repairers                        5                16           2.0          2.0         XXX         Postsecondary vocational award
         Machinists/manufacturing mechanics                         3                15           1.3          1.0         XXX             Long on-the-job training
         Maintenance mechanics                                      7                13           2.9          3.0          X           Moderate on-the-job training
         Skilled machine trades (general)                           4                11           2.0          1.5         XXX                      N/A
         Inspectors, testers & sorters                              3                10           1.0          1.0         XXX          Moderate on-the-job training
         Machine operators, no setup                                4                10           2.0          1.5         XXX                      N/A
       Computer and Information Services
         Computer support specialists, technicians                  8                 2           2.5          2.5           -               Associates Degree
         Network technicians                                        6                 2           2.2          2.5           -                      N/A
         Webmasters                                                 6                 2           2.2          2.0           -               Bachelors Degree
         Network systems administrators                             6                 1           1.8          1.5           -               Bachelors Degree
     (1) Among survey responding employees. The actual total number needed would be higher.
     (2)Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
                                               *Degree of Imbalance      Applicants Required   Average Score     Median Score
                                         X = Modest Imbalance                   100+               3.5-4.0          3.5-4.0
                                                                                30-99              3.0-3.4          3.0-3.5
                                                                                10-29              2.5-2.9          2.5-3.0
                                                                                 3-9             2.4 or less      2.5 or less
                                         XX = Imbalance                         100+               3.0-3.4          3.0-3.5
                                                                                30-99              2.6-2.9          2.5-3.0
                                                                                10-29              2.1-2.4          2.0-2.5
                                         XXX = High Imbalance                   100+             2.9 or less      3.0 or less
                                                                                30-99            2.5 or less      2.5 or less
                                                                                10-29            2.0 or less      2.0 or less




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  3. Residents captured by the WDG/YA survey desire training or have experience in several of the occupational fields in which
     there is an imbalance (high and general imbalances) between demand and supply. This favorable situation means that there is
     a potential workforce residing within the area that could be recruited or trained/retrained in those skill areas where there will be
     supply constraints. Table 33 indicates the occupations that will be imbalanced in one year and the number of residents in the area
     that have a background in those occupations or have a desire to be trained. It also shows the level of training needed in each
     occupation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
                              TABLE 33: Surveyed Employer Twelve-Month Labor Demand and Hidden Labor Force Supply
                                   Source: WDG Employer Surveys, Summer/Fall 2007; YA Household Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                                Number of Residents with Previous            Number of Residents with
                                                                   or Current Work Experience                     Desire for Training
                                                 Number of                        Underemployed                                All Employed,     Most Significant Source
      Occupations in Supply/Demand               Required       Not Employed     Area Specialized         Not Employed           Including     of Postsecondary Education
        Imbalance in Twelve Months            Applicants (1)    but Interested       Training             but Interested      Underemployed           or Training (2)
   High Imbalance (XXX)
   Bench assemblers                                200                  N/A                 N/A                 444*             101*           Moderate on-the-job training
   Registered nurses                                53                 521**               109**                 N/A             405**               Associates Degree
   Medical secretaries                              40                  N/A                109***                N/A              N/A          Postsecondary vocational award
   CNC machine operator                             25                  N/A                 N/A                  N/A              N/A           Moderate on-the-job training
   Electrical and electronic repairers              16                  N/A                 N/A                  888              608          Postsecondary vocational award
   Machinists/manufacturing mechanics               15                  N/A                 N/A                  N/A              N/A              Long on-the-job training
   Secondary school teachers                        13               1,564****              N/A                  N/A            203****              Bachelors Degree
   Skilled machine trades (general)                 11                  521                 N/A                  N/A              N/A                       N/A
   Inspectors, testers, & sorters                   10                  N/A                 N/A                  N/A              N/A           Moderate on-the-job training
   Machine operators, no setup                      10                  N/A                  NA                 444*             101*                       N/A
   Elementary school teachers                       10               1,564****              N/A                  N/A            203****              Bachelors Degree
   General Imbalance (XX)
   Nursing aides, orderlies                         36                  N/A                109***                N/A              N/A          Postsecondary vocational award
   Sales representatives                            31                  781                 N/A                 3,551            1,217          Moderate on-the-job training
   CAD drafters                                     15                  N/A                 N/A                  N/A              N/A          Postsecondary vocational award
   Licensed practical nurses                        14                 521**               109**                 N/A             405**         Postsecondary vocational award
       (1) Among survey responding employees. The actual total number needed would be higher.
       (2) Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
       *    Manufacturing-skilled: response evenly divided into bench assemblers and machine operators.
       ** Healthcare professionals: response evenly divided into registered and licensed practical nurses.
       *** Healthcare-support: response evenly divided into medical secretaries and nursing aids, orderlies.
       **** Education-professional: response evenly divided into elementary school and secondary school teachers.

  4. To maintain and attract knowledge-based and technology-focused industries, the region must be able to provide the
     requisite skill sets. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identified the technology-based skills that will be in the greatest demand in
     the country between 2004 and 2014. (See Table 34).




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                             TABLE 34: Top U.S. Technical Occupations by Rate of Projected Growth 2004-2014
                                Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
                                                                    U.S. Change               Most Significant Source of Post-Secondary
                                Occupation                     Number (000's) Percent                     Education or Training
            Network systems & data communications analysis         126          54.6%                       Bachelor's degree
            Computer software engineers, applications              222          48.4%                       Bachelor's degree
            Computer software engineers, systems software          146          43.0%                       Bachelor's degree
            Network & computer systems administrators              107          38.4%                       Bachelor's degree
            Database administrators                                 40          38.2%                       Bachelor's degree
            Computer systems analysts                              153          31.4%                       Bachelor's degree
            Biomedical engineers                                     3          30.7%                       Bachelor's degree
            Environmental engineers                                 15          30.0%                       Bachelor's degree
            Personal financial advisors                             41          25.9%                       Bachelor's degree
            Actuaries                                                4          23.2%        Bachelor's degree or higher, plus work experience
            Accountants and auditors                               264          22.4%                       Bachelor's degree
            Financial analysts                                      34          17.3%                       Bachelor's degree
            Engineers, all                                         195          13.4%                   Bachelor's degree or higher
            Engineering managers                                    25          13.0%        Bachelor's degree or higher, plus work experience
            Architects & engineers                                 315          12.5%                   Bachelor's degree or higher
            Electrical engineers                                    18          11.8%                       Bachelor's degree
            Computer hardware engineers                              8          10.1%                       Bachelor's degree
            Electronics engineers, except computer                  14           9.7%                       Bachelor's degree

  5. Non-technically-focused occupations also will be needed locally to meet the needs of a growth economy. According to the
     U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, many occupations will be in high demand by general industry between 2004 and 2014. Although not
     all of these may be needed as strongly in the area, many will be. It is the challenge of the area to provide the training needed for
     such skills to sustain general economic growth. These occupations are listed in Tables 35 and 36, and can be used to supplement
     the data gathered from the WDG/YA surveys. They are listed by the fastest growing and those that are forecasted to grow the most
     numerically. Interestingly, most of the high-growth jobs require only a high school diploma or up to two years of post-secondary
     education.
                            TABLE 35: Fastest-Growing U.S. Occupations by Rate of Projected Growth 2004-2014
                                                        Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
                                                                  U.S. Change 2004-2014           Most Significant Source of Post-Secondary
                              Occupation                         Number (000's) Percent                     Education or Training
            Home health aides                                         350         56.0%                  Short-term on-the-job training
            Network systems and data communications analysts          126         55.0%                        Bachelor's degree
            Medical assistants                                        202         52.0%                Moderate-term on-the-job training
            Physician assistants                                       31         50.0%                        Bachelor's degree
            Computer software engineers, applications                 222         48.0%                        Bachelor's degree
            Physical therapist assistants                              26         44.0%                        Associate degree
            Dental hygienists                                          68         43.0%                        Associate degree


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                       TABLE 35 (continued): Fastest-Growing U.S. Occupations by Rate of Projected Growth 2004-2014
                                                          Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
                                                                    U.S. Change 2004-2014           Most Significant Source of Post-Secondary
                                Occupation                         Number (000's) Percent                     Education or Training
            Dental hygienists                                            68         43.0%                        Associate degree
            Computer software engineers, systems software               146         43.0%                        Bachelor's degree
            Dental assistants                                           114         43.0%                Moderate-term on-the-job training
            Personal and home care aides                                287         41.0%                  Short-term on-the-job training
            Network and computer systems administrators                 107         38.4%                        Bachelor's degree
            Database administrators                                      40         38.2%                        Bachelor's degree
            Physical therapists                                          57         36.7%                         Master's degree
            Forensic science technicians                                  4         36.4%                        Associate degree
            Veterinary technologists and technicians                     21         35.3%                        Associate degree
            Diagnostic medical sonographers                              15         34.8%                        Associate degree
            Physical therapist aides                                     15         34.4%                  Short-term on-the-job training
            Occupational therapist assistants                             7         34.1%                        Associate degree
            Medical scientists, except epidemiologists                   25         34.1%                         Doctoral degree
            Occupational therapists                                      31         33.6%                         Master's degree

                                  TABLE 36: Fastest-Growing U.S. Occupations by Numeric Increase 2004-2014
                                                          Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
                                                                            U.S. Change                 Most Significant Source of Post-Secondary
                               Occupation                              Number (000's) Percent                       Education or Training
      Retail salespersons                                                  736          17.0%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Registered nurses                                                    703          29.0%                          Associate degree
      Postsecondary teachers                                               524          32.0%                           Doctoral degree
      Customer service representatives                                     471          23.0%                 Moderate-term on-the-job training
      Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners        440          19.0%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Waiters and waitresses                                               376          17.0%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Combined food preparation and serving workers, incl. fast food       367          17.0%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Home health aides                                                    350          56.0%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants                             325          22.0%                  Postsecondary vocational award
      General and operations managers                                      308          17.0%          Bachelor's degree or higher, plus work experience
      Personal and home care aides                                         287          41.0%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Elementary school teachers, except special education                 265          18.2%                         Bachelor's degree
      Accountants and auditors                                             264          22.4%                         Bachelor's degree
      Office clerks, general                                               263           8.4%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand               248          10.2%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Receptionists and information clerks                                 246          21.7%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Landscaping and groundskeeping workers                               230          19.5%                    Short-term on-the-job training
      Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer                             223          12.9%                 Moderate-term on-the-job training
      Computer software engineers, applications                            222          48.4%                         Bachelor's degree
      Maintenance and repair workers, general                              202          15.2%                 Moderate-term on-the-job training


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Labor Quality
  1. Employers report that the level of basic skills seen among job applicants ranges between borderline-satisfactory to slightly-
     higher-than-satisfactory, depending upon the skill. As seen in Table 37, the median score (on a five-point scale where 1=poor
     and 5=excellent) for all six basic skills included in the WDG employer survey was 3.0 (i.e., satisfactory).
        The average ratings, however, indicate that employers in the county view team and cooperative skills and verbal communication
        skills as slightly better than satisfactory. Meanwhile, math, thinking and judgment, and written communication, are seen as slightly
        unsatisfactory (average score of 2.8 to 2.9).
  2. Surveyed employers report satisfactory-to-good work ethic and productivity among their employees. Workforce quality
     ratings ranged from satisfactory to good. Overall employer/employee relations received the highest rating (median score of 3.0 and
     average score of 3.5). (See Table 37)
                                           TABLE 37: Employer Ratings on Labor-Quality Measures
                                       Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007 (1=Poor; 5=Excellent)
                               Basic Skills of Job Applicants                           Average        Median
                               Team and cooperative skills                                3.2           3.0
                               Verbal communication/comprehension                         3.1           3.0
                               Reading comprehension                                      3.0           3.0
                               Math                                                       2.9           3.0
                               Thinking and judgment/problem solving                      2.8           3.0
                               Written communication                                      2.8           3.0
                               Productivity and Work Ethic of Employees
                               Work ethic                                                 3.2            3.0
                               Productivity                                               3.3            3.0
                               Productivity compared to that of company's other sites     3.4            3.0
                               Willingness to work overtime                               3.4            3.0
                               Punctuality                                                3.2            3.0
                               Overall employer/employee relations                        3.5            3.0

  3. Turnover rates for newly hired workers and for employees after the first year are at parity with rates typically seen by WDG
     in similarly sized communities. The employer-reported average turnover rate for new hires ranges from 10% to 20%, and the
     average turnover rate for workers after the first year of employment is between 5% and 6%. The average daily absenteeism rate for
     responding employers also is between 5% and 6%. Refer to Exhibit B-1 in the Appendix.

Education and Training
  1. Within a larger region (extending beyond the county north to Manatee County and south to Lee County) are a wide variety
     of post-secondary educational institutions offering certificate, associate’s-, bachelor’s- and master’s-degree programs. In
     2006, these institutions combined had more than 35,313 enrollees and graduated more than 6,039 students. (Refer to Table 38)


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                               TABLE 38: Graduation and Enrollment at Regional Post-Secondary Schools
                                                    Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS
                                                                                            Total Fall
                                                                                           Enrollment     Total Graduates
                             Less-than-Four-Year Institutions                City            (2006)            (2006)
                    Charlotte County
                    Charlotte Technical Center                           Port Charlotte         898               422
                    Edison Community College – Charlotte Campus          Punta Gorda          2,500               N/A
                    Total:                                                                   3,398+              422+
                    Sarasota and Manatee Counties
                    Keiser College – Sarasota Campus                      Sarasota              N/A               N/A
                    Manatee Community College                             Bradenton           9,080             1,251
                    Total:                                                                   9,080+            1,251+
                    Lee County
                    Edison Community College                              Fort Myers         10,653             1,313
                    Southwest Florida College                             Fort Myers          1,821               832
                    Lee County High Tech Center-Central                   Fort Myers            509               232
                    Lee County High Tech Center North                     Cape Coral            184                72
                    Total:                                                                   13,167             2,449
                    Total – Two-Year Institutions                                           25,645+            4,122+
                                                                                            Total Fall
                                                                                           Enrollment     Total Graduates
                              Four-or-More-Year Institutions                 City            (2005)            (2005)
                    Charlotte County
                    Florida Gulf Coast University – Charlotte Branch     Punta Gorda               N/A            N/A
                    IMPAC University                                     Punta Gorda               N/A            N/A
                    Total:                                                                            -              -
                    Sarasota and Manatee Counties
                    Goshen College –Sarasota Campus                        Sarasota                N/A            N/A
                    New College of Florida                                 Sarasota                746            130
                    University of South Florida – Sarasota Campus          Sarasota                N/A            N/A
                    Total:                                                                        746+           130+
                    Lee County
                    Florida Gulf Coast University                         Fort Myers          7,249             1,212
                    Hodges University (formerly International College)    Fort Myers          1,673               575
                    Total:                                                                    8,922             1,787
                    Total – Four-year or More Institutions:                                  9,668+            1,917+
                    Grand Total                                                             35,313+             6,039

  2. Responding employers report that they infrequently or never work with Charlotte Technical Center, Edison College, Florida
     Gulf Coast University, and Manatee Community College for training programs, apprenticeships, co-ops, or other programs.
     Area high schools and private vendors are also infrequently utilized. (Refer to Table 39).


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         Of survey respondents, 20.75% report that their training needs are not met locally. Skills training is not locally met for the following
         occupations or skills: all healthcare fields; licensed practical nurses; registered nurses; medical assistants; lab personnel; apprentice
         electricians; diesel mechanics; CDL driver’s licenses; English as a second language programs; foreign languages (Spanish for
         adults); life skills; work ethics; reliability; cabinet construction/installation; veterinary technicians; and qualified people in many areas
         of technology.
               TABLE 39: Employer Ratings of Utilization Frequency of Training Programs from Regional Training Providers
                                                     Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                                                                     (1=Never; 5=Continuously)
                                              Institution                          Responses   Average Score        Median Score
                     Area high schools                                                54            1.6                 1.0
                     Charlotte Technical Center                                       54            1.7                 1.0
                     Edison College                                                   53            1.4                 1.0
                     Florida Gulf Coast University                                    54            1.4                 1.0
                     Goshen College                                                   53            1.1                 1.0
                     IMPAC University                                                 54            1.1                 1.0
                     Keiser College                                                   54            1.1                 1.0
                     Lee County Technical Centers                                     54            1.1                 1.0
                     Manatee Community College                                        54            1.3                 1.0
                     New College of Florida                                           53            1.1                 1.0
                     University of South Florida                                      54            1.2                 1.0
                     Private vendors (e.g., training and development consultants      54            1.4                 1.0
                     Other area school(s)                                             53            1.1                 1.0

  3. Those employers responding to WDG’s survey with knowledge of the graduates from and programs at the region’s
     educational institutions report less-than-satisfactory quality ratings. The quality ratings are presented below in Table 40.
     Charlotte Technical College and area high schools were the highest-rated institutions in the region, although they scored below
     satisfactory. Employers strongly indicate that the region’s high schools, community colleges, and four-year colleges and universities
     need improvement. Program improvements are needed in work ethic, critical thinking, communication/speaking, job preparedness,
     and life skills, among others. The needed improvements are listed in Exhibit B-1, Appendix B.

              TABLE 40: Employer Ratings of the Quality of Graduates and Programs from Regional Educational Institutions
                                                     Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                                                                       (1=Poor; 5=Excellent)
                                              Institution                          Responses   Average Score        Median Score
                     Area high schools                                                54            2.3                 2.0
                     Charlotte Technical Center                                       54            2.5                 3.0
                     Edison College                                                   52            2.2                 1.0
                     Florida Gulf Coast University                                    52            2.2                 1.0
                     Goshen College                                                   51            1.2                 1.0
                     IMPAC University                                                 52            1.5                 1.0


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        TABLE 40 (continued): Employer Ratings of the Quality of Graduates and Programs from Regional Educational Institutions
                                                      Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                                                                                      (1=Poor; 5=Excellent)
                                                Institution                                 Responses         Average Score         Median Score
                    Keiser College                                                             52                  1.9                  1.0
                    Lee County Technical Centers                                               52                  1.5                  1.0
                    Manatee Community College                                                  52                  2.1                  1.0
                    New College of Florida                                                     52                  1.5                  1.0
                    University of South Florida                                                52                  1.8                  1.0
                    Private vendors (e.g., training and development consultants)               52                  1.7                  1.0
                    Other area school(s)                                                       52                  1.5                  1.0

  4. The full-time graduation rates for post-secondary institutions in a multi-county region for which graduation and retention
     data were available range from 29% (Edison College) to 64% (Charlotte Technical Center). Charlotte Technical Center has a
     full-time-student retention rate of 60%, which is above-average for the region.
                           TABLE 41: Retention and Graduation Rates at Regional Post-Secondary Schools, 2006
                                                         Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS
                                                                                 Retention Rate*                        Graduation Rate**
                        Less than Four-Year Institutions                        FT            PT                 FT Total     Male        Female
                Charlotte County
                Charlotte Technical Center                                     60%                10%               64%            65%            64%
                Edison Community College – Charlotte Campus                     --                 --                --             --             --
                Sarasota and Manatee Counties
                Keiser College – Sarasota Campus                                --                 --                --             --             --
                Manatee Community College                                      67%                50%               30%            30%            31%
                Lee County
                Edison Community College                                       56%                39%               29%            27%            31%
                Southwest Florida College                                      46%                38%               82%            82%            81%
                Lee County High Tech Center – Central                          68%                 --               54%            58%            53%
                          Four-Year or More Institutions
                Charlotte County
                Florida Gulf Coast University – Charlotte Branch                 --                 --                --             --             --
                IMPAC University                                                 --                 --                --             --             --
                Sarasota and Manatee Counties
                Goshen College – Sarasota Campus                                 --                 --                --             --             --
                New College of Florida                                           --                 --                --             --             --
                University of South Florida – Sarasota Campus                    --                 --                --             --             --
                Lee County
                Florida Gulf Coast University                                  75%                57%               35%            30%            39%
                Hodges University (formerly International College)             34%                50%               31%            25%            35%
               *    Retention rates measure the percentage of entering students who continue their studies the following fall.
               **   The graduation rate is the percentage of students in a given entering group who graduated within 150% of normal time to program completion.


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    5. High school graduation rates for the 2005-2006 school year range from a high of 82.9% (Lemon Bay High School) to a low of
       54.0% (Charlotte Technical Center). Graduation rates for those schools where data is currently available are presented in Table 42,
       below.
                                            TABLE 42: High School Graduation Rates, 2005-2006 School Year
                                                           Source: Florida Department of Education
                                                                             Graduation Rate 2004-2005 School Year
                                   School             All Students   White     Black Hispanic     Asian   American Indian     Multiracial
                         Lemon Bay High School               82.9%   83.1%         --    75.0%     100%            50.0%           100%
                         Charlotte Technical Center          54.0%   58.8%     32.1%     58.3%         --               --        14.3%
                         Port Charlotte High School          74.0%   75.1%     68.7%     70.6%      100%            100%          61.5%
                         Charlotte High School               79.1%   80.4%     70.0%     63.2%     88.9%            100%          83.3%

    6. Florida ranks lower than the national average in student performance. According to the February 2007 U.S. Chamber of
       Commerce report Leaders and Laggards: State Report Cards, eighth-graders stand four percentage points below the national
       average in the percentage of students at or above the proficient level on the NAEP reading exam. They also fail in the categories of
       “rigor of standards” and “post-secondary and workforce readiness.”

    7. For the 2006-2007 school year, none of the high schools in Charlotte County met the Average Yearly Progress requirements
       under the No-Child-Left-Behind Act. The performance of Florida schools is assessed in two ways: one is to meet the state’s A+
       Plan requirements, and the other is to comply with the federal No-Child-Left-Behind Act rules. Florida’s A+ Plan assigns a school
       grade ranging from A (highest grade) through D, F, and P (lowest grades). Florida’s No-Child-Left-Behind compliance measures
       indicate whether the school has met the Average Yearly Progress requirements, and, based on school grade, whether assistance
       and intervention provisions are required. Of the four Charlotte County high schools, three require the preparation of school
       improvement plans. The only Charlotte County high school earning an “A” grade is Lemon Bay High School.
                                     TABLE 43: Public High School Performance Measures, 2006-2007 School Year
                                                           Source: Florida Department of Education
                                                                                                                                              th      th
                                                                                                                                        % of 11 and 12
                                                                                                                                        Graders Meeting
                                                                                        % of Students       Adequate Progress of         the Graduation
                                         % Meeting High Standards (FCAT Level 3        Making Learning       Lowest 25% in the           Requirement on
                                                      and above)                            Gains                School?                the FCAT Retake
                                                                                                                                                           School
          School             AYP Met?     Reading      Math     Writing      Science   Reading    Math     Reading        Math          Reading    Math    Grade
Lemon Bay High School          No          55%         84%       91%          45%       61%       78%     57% (YES)     65% (YES)        60%       67%       A
Charlotte Technical Center     No           N/A        N/A       N/A           N/A       N/A      N/A        N/A           N/A            N/A      N/A      N/A
Port Charlotte High School     No          52%         79%       89%          40%       53%       74%     40% (NO)      60% (YES)        47%       60%       C
Charlotte High School          No          54%         82%       90%          41%       54%       76%     47% (NO)      65% (YES)        53%       50%       C




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  8. As noted previously, local residents would like to see additional training programs in order to upgrade their skills. 38.3% of
     residents in the county who are currently employed (approximately 23,900 individuals) and 71.8% of those not currently employed
     but interested in employment (roughly 26,200 individuals) are interested in receiving training/education to acquire new job skills, as
     outlined in Table 44.
         The largest number of residents report a desire for medical-related (except nursing) training. This is followed by any unspecified
         training and sales training.
            TABLE 44: First Preference for Training Among the Region’s Employed and Not-Employed-But-Interested-In-Work:
                                                Estimated Number of Residents, Fall 2007
                                               Source: YA/WDG Household Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                                    % of         # of        % of Not       # of Not
                             Field                Employed     Employed     Employed       Employed     % of Total    Total
            Any/Open                               11.9%         2,839       15.3%              3,995    13.6%        6,834
            Agriculture                              0.8%          203         0.0%                 0      0.4%         203
            Auto Mechanic/Auto Body                  1.7%          406         1.7%               444      1.7%         850
            Business                               10.2%         2,434         5.1%             1,332      7.5%       3,766
            Childcare                               0.8%           203        1.7%                444     1.3%          647
            Computer - General                      5.9%         1,420        6.8%              1,776     6.4%        3,196
            Computer - Specialized                  6.8%         1,622        5.1%              1,332      5.9%       2,954
            Construction                             3.4%          811         0.0%                 0      1.6%         811
            Cosmetology                             2.5%           608        0.0%                  0     1.2%          608
            Customer Service                         0.0%            0         0.0%                 0      0.0%           0
            Education-related                       3.4%           811         0.0%                 0      1.6%         811
            Electronics/Electrical                  1.7%           406        3.4%                888     2.6%        1,294
            Financial Services                      2.5%           608         3.4%               888      3.0%       1,496
            Food Preparation & Services              1.7%          406         8.5%             2,220      5.2%       2,626
            Management                              6.8%         1,622        5.1%              1,332      5.9%       2,954
            Manufacturing - Skilled                 0.8%           203        3.4%                888      2.2%       1,091
            Medical-related (except nursing)       14.4%         3,448       15.3%              3,995    14.8%        7,443
            Nursing                                 3.4%           811         0.0%                 0      1.6%         811
            Office/Clerical                         0.8%           203        5.1%              1,332     3.1%        1,535
            Protective Services                      5.9%        1,420         1.7%               444      3.7%       1,864
            Real Estate                              0.8%          203         0.0%                 0      0.4%         203
            Sales                                    5.1%        1,217       13.6%              3,551      9.5%       4,768
            Special Trade                            0.0%            0         1.7%               444      0.9%         444
            Transportation                          0.8%           203        1.7%                444     1.3%          647
            Leisure/Entertainment                    5.1%        1,217         0.0%                 0      2.4%       1,217
            Government Services/Military            0.8%           203        0.0%                  0     0.4%          203
            Social Services                          0.0%            0         0.0%                 0      0.0%           0
            All Other                                1.7%          406         1.7%               444      1.7%         850
            Total                                   100%        23,933        100%            26,193      100%       50,126



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Labor Cost
  1. On average, the salaries/wages for which not-employed residents are willing to work are roughly 10% lower than the
     Charlotte County average. Not-employed residents interested in employment would be willing to enter the workforce for an average
     wage/salary of $25,871 ($12.44/hr), less than the Charlotte County average annual earnings of $28,738 ($13.82/hr).
  2. Residents who consider themselves underemployed would be willing to accept a new position for an average annual
     wage/salary of $48,075 ($23.11/hr), well above the Charlotte County average. Notably, the underemployed residents have higher
     educational attainment levels for one-to-three-years of college, associate’s degrees, and bachelor’s degrees than the county
     averages for these post-secondary educational categories.
  3. Average annual employee earnings in Charlotte County are lower than the Florida average and considerably lower than the
     U.S. average. The county’s overall 2005 average earnings per year per worker ($28,738), latest data available, were 85% of the
     Florida average ($33,655), and 74% of the national average ($38,539). (See Exhibit D-7, Appendix D).
         The county’s average earnings are lower than those of the state and nation in all of the industry sectors for which data is available.
  4. Relative to other WDG-studied areas, earnings for entry-level and experienced workers are low to modest.
        Table 45 identifies median annual earnings for selected benchmark occupations according to SalarySource.com. Wages in Punta
        Gorda are roughly 85%-88% of the U.S. median earnings.
                                 TABLE 45: Median Annual Earnings by Selected Benchmark Occupations
                                                           Source: SalarySource.com
                                                                              Punta         U.S.
                                                      Occupation              Gorda       Average
                                         Accounting Clerk                    $27,995      $31,692
                                         Assistant, Administrative           $34,961      $39,898
                                         CAD Drafter                         $37,670      $43,094
                                         Civil Engineer                      $56,763      $67,091
                                         Computer Programmer                 $46,731      $55,160
                                         Customer Service Representative     $29,121      $32,962
                                         Electronics Technician              $35,297      $40,062
                                         Engineering Technician              $39,017      $45,151
                                         Lab Technologist                    $32,972      $37,263
                                         Maintenance Specialist              $33,333      $37,868
                                         Machinist - Journey                 $34,749      $39,720
                                         Nurse, Licensed Practical           $31,157      $35,136
                                         Nursing, Certified Assistant        $22,331      $25,701
                                         PC Support Specialist               $48,250      $56,510
                                         Secretary, Executive                $39,023      $45,215
                                         Analyst, Systems                    $62,352      $73,470
                                         Tool & Die Maker                    $41,332      $48,578
                                         Assembler                           $22,934      $26,212


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        Table 46 provides average and median earnings according to surveyed area employers as of October 2007.
                                             TABLE 46: Annual Salaries of Surveyed Employers
                                                 Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                                    Occupation                      Responses   Average Starting Rate   Median Starting Rate
                   General Business and Office Support
                   Accounting clerks/bookkeepers                       18               $26,251                $24,960
                   Administrative assistants                           19               $26,589                $24,960
                   Call center agent/representative                    10               $20,521                $20,800
                   Cashiers                                            11               $16,871                $16,120
                   Claims processing clerks                             9               $22,900                $22,880
                   Clerical workers with advanced computer skills      17               $24,774                $24,980
                   Customer service representatives                    20               $24,091                $24,960
                   Office clerks                                       15               $21,410                $20,800
                   Tellers                                              5               $16,640                $16,640
                   Management and Supervisory
                   Construction supervisors                             7               $44,757                $41,800
                   General & operations manager                         9               $61,237                $54,247
                   Management trainees                                 11               $34,636                $33,280
                   Management, experienced                             13               $49,422                $50,000
                   Production supervisors                               6               $34,667                $35,360
                   Purchasing agent                                     6               $40,191                $40,461
                   Technical and Professional
                   Accountants/auditors                                10               $34,813                $35,000
                   Architects                                           3                     -                      -
                   CAD drafters                                         6               $36,400                $35,360
                   Dental assistants                                    4                     -                      -
                   Engineering technicians                              5               $44,406                $42,500
                   Engineers                                            6               $55,800                $60,000
                   Financial analysts/advisors                          4               $20,010                $20,010
                   Lab technicians                                      6               $25,168                $20,800
                   Licensed practical nurses                            9               $29,677                $27,914
                   Medical assistants                                   7               $22,740                $22,880
                   Medical/clinical lab technologists                   5               $34,632                $34,632
                   Medical records technicians                          6               $19,087                $16,765
                   Medical secretaries                                  6               $25,095                $25,095
                   Nurses, registered                                   9               $38,269                $39,406
                   Nursing aides, orderlies                             7               $19,067                $19,240
                   Pharmacy technicians                                 5               $24,440                $23,400
                   Physical therapists                                  6               $53,227                $51,678
                   Physicians                                           6              $312,000               $312,000
                   Physician assistants                                 5               $29,120                $29,120
                   Radiological technologists                           5               $35,263                $34,840
                   Respiratory therapists                               5               $33,932                $33,738

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                                   TABLE 46 (continued): Annual Salaries of Surveyed Employers
                                             Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007
                  Technical and Professional, continued
                  Sales representatives                           9               $33,333        $35,000
                  Scientists (general)                            3                     -              -
                  Teachers, elementary                            4               $56,742        $56,742
                  Teachers, secondary                             4               $40,371        $40,371
                  Technicians                                     4               $27,219        $24,960
                  Food Service
                  Cooks                                          13               $19,277        $18,543
                  Production, Maintenance and Distribution
                  Bench assemblers                                4               $21,840        $21,840
                  Building and construction workers               8               $27,040        $28,080
                  Carpenter                                       4               $26,679        $28,038
                  CNC machine operators                           3               $43,680        $43,680
                  Electrical and electronic repairers             5               $24,960        $24,960
                  Inspectors, testers & sorters                   3                     -              -
                  Machine operators, no setup                     4               $23,920        $23,920
                  Machinists/manufacturing mechanics              3               $20,800        $20,800
                  Maintenance mechanics                           7               $24,410        $22,880
                  Shipping & receiving                            6               $22,783        $21,320
                  Skilled machine trades (general)                4               $31,720        $31,720
                  Welders                                         3                     -              -
                  Computer and Information Systems
                  Computer operators                              5               $24,613        $23,920
                  Computer security specialists                   5               $37,149        $37,149
                  Computer software engineers                     5               $32,698        $32,698
                  Computer support specialists, technicians       8               $31,987        $30,035
                  Database administrators                         7               $38,584        $38,584
                  Internet development specialists                5               $29,037        $29,037
                  Network systems administrators                  6               $37,091        $32,698
                  Network technicians                             6               $31,291        $31,200
                  Programmer/analysts                             5               $42,434        $43,680
                  Systems analysts                                5               $37,565        $37,565
                  Webmaster                                       6               $39,520        $40,560
                  Other
                  Veterinarians                                   1               $70,000        $70,000




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Business Climate and Operating Environment
  1. The labor-related operating environment in Florida is favorable for business. A review of existing labor legislation reveals many
     advantages for employers. (Refer to Table 47).
        There are no current statewide restrictions that are stronger than federal ones in terms of plant closings, ADA legislation, EEO
        standards, sexual harassment law, or mandated parental leave.
        Florida is a right-to-work state, and has laws concerning employment-at-will, meaning that an employee is hired at will and that
        employment can be terminated at the will of either the employer or employee.
        Employers report no restrictions on pre-employment drug testing or drug testing for cause.
                                                        TABLE 47: Labor Legislation in Florida
                                                                  Source: WDG Database
                      Labor Legislation
                      Employment at will?                                                                               Yes
                      If yes, significant restrictions (from employers standpoint)                                      No
                      Restrictions on employee drug testing                                                             No
                      Telephone monitoring restrictions for regulation of productivity (or customer service)   Yes: Two-party consent
                      Plant Closing Law stricter than Federal?                                                          No
                      ADA legislation stricter than Federal?                                                            No
                      Ban on hiring replacement workers during a strike?                                                No
                      Striking workers entitled to unemployment insurance?                                              No
                      Relatively difficult for an employer to contest and win a workers' comp. claim?                   No
                      Relatively difficult for an employer to contest and win an unemployment ins. claim?               No
                      Right to Work law in effect?                                                                      Yes
                      EEO hiring standards more restrictive than Federal?                                               No
                      Sexual harassment laws more restrictive than Federal?                                             No
                      Mandated parental leave legislation more generous than Federal?                                   No
                      Onerous provisions for wrongful discharge                                                         No
                      Restrictions on applicant testing                                                                 No

  2. According to data published in 2007, Florida workers’ compensation insurance rates are higher than the U.S. average. In
     2007, average workers’ compensation costs were 14.1% higher than the national average, according to the annual analysis of
     workers’ compensation costs by Actuarial & Technical Solutions of Ronkonkoma, New York. According to Actuarial & Technical
     Solutions, Florida ranked 35th among 45 states evaluated in 2007 (with 45 being the most expensive). In Table 48, the index
     indicates the percentage above or below the U.S. average for workers’ compensation rates.
         Effective January 2008, Florida workers’ insurance rate will drop by 18.4%, the state’s largest one-year drop.




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                              TABLE 48: Workers’ Compensation Comparative Costs, 2007* (Index U.S. Average=1)**
                                                              Source: Actuarial & Technical Solutions
                                    State       Index    Rank              State           Index    Rank              State     Index   Rank
                               Arizona          0.489       1         New Mexico           0.852      16         Illinois       1.097     31
                               Indiana          0.501       2         Colorado             0.869      17         Oklahoma       1.102     32
                               Utah             0.547       3         South Carolina       0.886      18         Tennessee      1.114     33
                               Oregon           0.555       4         Nevada               0.893      19         Missouri       1.141     34
                               Arkansas         0.577       5         Georgia              0.898      20         Florida        1.141     35
                               Virginia         0.601       6         Mississippi          0.898      20         New Jersey     1.153     36
                               Massachusetts    0.672       7         Nebraska             0.959      22         Connecticut    1.197     37
                               South Dakota     0.742       8         Rhode Island         0.961      23         Hawaii         1.224     38
                               Maryland         0.749       9         Pennsylvania         1.010      24         Texas          1.299     39
                               North Carolina   0.754      10         Minnesota            1.015      25         Montana        1.314     40
                               Idaho            0.783      11         Alabama              1.046      26         New York       1.387     41
                               Wisconsin        0.810      12         Louisiana            1.049      27         Delaware       1.635     42
                               Iowa             0.825      13         Kentucky             1.073      27         Alaska         1.754     43
                               Michigan         0.825      14         Maine                1.080      29         California     1.759     44
                               Kansas           0.842      15         New Hampshire        1.088      30         Vermont        1.818     45
                           * Ranked from lowest to highest ** Five states are self-insured and not reported in this index


  3. The Florida state sales/use tax rate is 6%, and Charlotte County imposes an additional discretionary sales surtax of 1%,
     which is due to expire in December 2008. The sales tax rate is based on the total price of the retail sale and the rental of tangible
     personal property, certain services and admissions, the rental or lease of certain real property, and transient living accommodations.
     The state tax rate is 7% on commercial telecommunications services and electrical energy. (Refer to Table 49).
                                                   TABLE 49: Subject to State Sales/Use Tax in Florida
                                                                    Source: WDG proprietary data
                     Factor                                       Florida                                                      Factor                   Florida
                                                            New Companies – No
     Production Machinery and Equipment                                                                 Hazardous Waste Disposal                          No
                                                         Expanding companies – Yes
     Non-production Machinery and Equipment                         Yes                                 Non-hazardous Waste Disposal                     No
     Pollution Control Equipment                                    No                                  Telephone - Local                                Yes
     Office FF&E                                                    Yes                                 Telephone - Intra-State                          Yes
     Telecommunications Equipment                                   Yes                                 Telephone - Inter-State                          Yes
     Computer Hardware                                              Yes                                 Telephone - 1-800 - Intra-State                  Yes
     Computer Software - Customized                                 No                                  Telephone - 1-800 - Inter-State                  Yes
     Computer Software - Standard                                   Yes                                 Telephone - WATS - Intra-State                   Yes
     Raw Materials                                                  No                                  Telephone - WATS - Inter-State                   Yes
     Electric Power                                                 Yes                                 Professional Services                            No
     Natural Gas                                                    No                                  Building Construction Materials, Office          Yes
     Water                                                          No                                  Building Construction Materials, Industrial      Yes
     Sewer                                                          No



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  4. Florida taxes most categories of personal property. Florida’s ad valorem taxes consist of two components: real property and
     tangible personal property. Tangible personal property is assessed on January 1 each year as a snapshot of a business’s tangible
     personal property. Nearly all categories of personal property, with the exception of inventory, are subject to taxation at state and local
     levels. Florida has a Freeport Exemption in foreign trade from or to another state, if held in the state for up to 180 days. (Refer to
     Table 50).
                                         TABLE 50: Subject to State Personal Property Tax in Florida
                                                          Source: WDG proprietary data
                                          Factor                                              Florida
                       Production Machinery and Equipment                                       Yes
                       Non-production Machinery and Equipment                                   Yes
                       Pollution Control Equipment                      Yes (Valued at not greater than salvage value)
                       Computer Hardware                                                        Yes
                       Computer Software - Customized                                           Yes
                       Computer Software - Standard                                             Yes
                       Telecommunications Equipment                                             Yes
                       Office FF&E                                                              Yes
                       Office Supplies                                                          Yes
                       Inventory - Raw Materials                                                No
                       Inventory – Work in Progress                                             No
                       Inventory – Finished Goods                                               No
                       Freeport Exemption–Type                  Exempt if in foreign trade from or to another state up to 180 days

  5. Between 1990 and 2006, there have been three certification elections in Charlotte County, according to the National Labor
     Relations Board. (Refer to Exhibit D-17 in Appendix D).
         Of the three certification elections, unions lost all of the votes. The Teamsters were involved in one of the elections.
         Notably, there have been no union elections in the county since January 2001.

Quality of Life
  1. The quality of life in the study area is commensurate with its population size and density. Cultural offerings in the county are
     good for a community of its size, and outdoor recreational opportunities are plentiful. Additional cultural offerings are available in Fort
     Myers and Tampa.
        The Charlotte Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is located in Punta Gorda. CPAC annually hosts a variety of events, including
        nationally known performers, high school musicals, plays, and classical concerts. Charlotte County is also home to the Charlotte
        Symphony Orchestra, which was founded in 1978 and performs in Punta Gorda. The Charlotte Chorale, founded in 1989, is a well-
        regarded asset, and has been involved with various charitable events. Charlotte County contains many museums, including: the
        Military Heritage & Aviation Museum, the Blanchard House Museum of African-American History and Culture, and the Punta Gorda
        Historic Railroad Depot and Antique Mall.


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          The Charlotte County area has 12 golf courses, including daily fee and private courses. Land in recreational use exceeds 35,000
         acres, and includes one federal parkland (Island Bay NWR) and three state parks. Alongside the on-land recreation, the Charlotte
         area also has over 78,000 acres of water recreational areas, which include lakes, rivers, and the offshore Gulf of Mexico waters.
         The Rangers Class A Baseball team is located in Charlotte County.
  2. Employers report a satisfactory to good quality of life. Quality-of-life factors receiving a good rating include recreation
     opportunities and climate. Quality-of-life factors receiving a slightly-higher-than-satisfactory rating include public and private
     education (K-12), arts & cultural amenities, healthcare services, safety from crime, and traffic/road congestion. (Refer to Table 51).
        Factors receiving an unsatisfactory rating include availability of affordable homes; and a slightly less than satisfactory rating for the
        availability of affordable rentals, availability of homes for transferred/relocated personnel, and availability of childcare services.
                                                          TABLE 51: Quality-of-Life Ratings
                                         Source: WDG Employer Survey, Summer/Fall 2007(1=Poor; 5=Excellent)
                                                              Factor                          Average         Median
                             Public education (K-12)                                            3.2            3.0
                             Private education (K-12)                                           3.2            3.0
                             Recreation                                                         3.5            4.0
                             Arts and cultural amenities                                        3.1            3.0
                             Availability of affordable homes                                   2.4            2.0
                             Availability of homes for transferred or relocation personnel      2.9            3.0
                             Availability of affordable rentals                                 2.6            3.0
                             Availability of childcare services                                 2.6            3.0
                             Climate                                                            4.1            4.0
                             Healthcare services                                                3.1            3.0
                             Safety from crime                                                  3.3            4.0
                             Traffic/road congestion                                            3.1            3.0
                             Overall living standard                                            3.4            4.0

  3. Housing at multiple price points is available in the county, and it is of lower cost than the state average. The Claritas-
     estimated 2006 median county home value ($190,290) is roughly 98% of the state average ($194,467). Data provided by the
     Charlotte County Economic Development Office, meanwhile, shows that the median price of housing in the county in 2006 was
     higher, ranging from a high of $228,000 a low of $200,000, but a greater gap between the state median. The county’s data shows
     that in September 2007, the gap between the median county and state housing cost was roughly 82%.
         Claritas data shows that the county’s median home value in 2006 was 10% higher than the national median ($172,914).
         County EDC data shows a significant decline in the median price of housing. The data shows a drop in the median price by roughly
         27% between November 2005 and October 2007, when the median price was approximately $181,000.
         Current Multiple Listing Service real estate offerings indicate good housing availability between $150,000 and 299,999, and over
         $500,000. (Refer to Table 52 and Exhibit D-13 in Appendix D.)



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                                        TABLE 52: Available Homes by Price Level, October 2007
                                                           Source: Realtor.com
                                                                       Charlotte County
                                                    Home Value          #             %
                                                Under $100,000         426          2.1%
                                                $100,000-$149,999     1,877         9.2%
                                                $150,000-$199,999     4,162        20.3%
                                                $200,000-$249,999     3,166        15.5%
                                                $250,000-$299,999     2,963        14.5%
                                                $300,000-$349,999     1,609         7.9%
                                                $350,000-$399,999     1,555         7.6%
                                                $400,000-$449,999      794         3.9%
                                                $450,000-$499,999      885         4.3%
                                                $500,000 and over     3,048        14.9%
                                                Total:                20,485       100%

  4. The cost-of-living index for Charlotte County approximates the national average according to two indices. The Cost of Living
     Index developed by the Council for Community and Economic Research (formerly ACCRA) indicates a cost of living index of 99.8 in
     the first quarter and 98.4 during the second quarter of 2007 where the US=100. Meanwhile, using Economic Research Institute’s
     Relocation Assessor (ERI), WDG developed a 2007 cost-of-living comparison based on a household earning $50,000 annually, a
     family size of three, and owning a 1,613 square foot home. The composite ERI cost of living for residents of Charlotte County is
     102.8, slightly lower than Florida (107.3) and above the national norm (100).

  5. Housing is less affordable in the county than it is in most other MSAs nationwide and in the south. The National Association
     of Home Builders along with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage produce the quarterly Housing Opportunity Index, which determines for a
     defined MSA, the share of homes sold that would have been affordable to a family earning the local median income based on
     standard mortgage underwriting criteria. The index is based on two major components – income and housing cost.
         Charlotte County’s (Punta Gorda MSA) Housing Opportunity Index for the 3rd Quarter of 2007 shows that 40.2% the of homes in
         the county were affordable for households earning the median income or lower. This percentage ranked the county as the 126th
         most affordable of the 215 MSA’s examined nationwide, and 49th most affordable out of 68 MSA’s ranked in the southern region.
         The share of affordable homes available in Charlotte County was five percentage points lower than the national median (45.2%).
         A higher share of homes is available at prevailing median income levels in a number of other Florida MSA’s, including: Tallahassee,
         Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, Jacksonville, Fort Walton Beach, Palm-Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Gainesville, Ocala, and Tampa-St.
         Petersburg-Clearwater.
         On the other hand there are Florida communities that are less affordable than Charlotte County, and they include: Lakeland,
         Sebastian-Vero Beach, Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-
         Boynton Beach, Port St. Lucie, Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Orlando-Kissimmee, Panama City-Lynn Haven, Fort Lauderdale-Pompano
         Beach-Deerfield Beach, Naples-Marco Island, and Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall. (Refer to Appendix C).

LABOR MARKET ASSESSMENT                                                                                                                  58
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 2007                                                                                              The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                                                                                        Labor Assessment

  6. The property- and violent-crime rates in Charlotte County are lower than Florida and U.S. averages. According to the 2003 FBI
     crime reports, the property-crime rate for Charlotte County (2,936 crimes per 100,000 residents) was lower than Florida and U.S.
     averages (4,650 and 3,624 crimes per 100,000 residents, respectively). The Charlotte County violent-crime rate (331 crimes per
     100,000 residents) was considerably lower than the Florida and U.S. averages (770 and 495 crimes per 100,000 residents,
     respectively). (Refer to Exhibit B-13 in Appendix B.)
  7. The area hosts three hospitals containing approximately 652 beds combined, and the quantity of hospital beds per capita
     exceeds state and national rates. Physician services, with 206 physicians per 100,000 residents, are in parity with the Florida and
     national averages (212 and 209 physicians per 100,000 residents). (Refer to Exhibit B-13 in Appendix B.) According to the Places
     Rated Almanac published in 2007, the Punta Gorda MSA is underserved in the areas of general medicine, family care, and
     pediatrics. Notably, the MSA is exceptionally well served in the areas of psychiatry, osteopathy, internists, and medical specialists.




LABOR MARKET ASSESSMENT                                                                                                                 59
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, FLORIDA
DECEMBER 2007                                                                                             The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                             EXHIBIT AA-1
                           DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION AGED 18-54 (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                   30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




                Distribution of CZ
              Population Ages 18-54
                 10.0% to   12.0% (1)                                      POP 18-54
                  2.5% to    9.9% (12)
                                                                   U.S.             156,736,931
                  1.5% to    2.4% (17)
                  1.0% to    1.4% (14)                             FLORIDA            8,967,632
                  0.4% to    0.9% (5)                              CHARLOTTE CO.         58,157
                                                                   CZ                   126,928




APPENDIX AA                                                                                           AA-1
October 07                                                                       The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                             EXHIBIT AA-2
                                      MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                 30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




              Median Household
                  Income
              $50,000 to $73,000 (7)                                    MEDIAN HH INCOME
              $45,000 to $49,999 (14)                              U.S.                $49,314
              $40,000 to $44,999 (7)
              $35,000 to $39,999 (9)
                                                                   FLORIDA             $45,757
              Less than $35,000 (12)                               CHARLOTTE CO.       $42,544
                                                                   CZ                 $ 42,753




APPENDIX AA                                                                                         AA-2
October 07                                                                     The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                               EXHIBIT AA-3
                  DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION WITH 12-15 YEARS’ EDUCATION (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                   30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




              Distribution of CZ Population
              with 12-15 Years' Education
                      4.0%   to 9.9% (3)
                      3.0%   to 3.9% (4)                                   12-15 YEARS’ EDU
                      2.0%   to 2.9% (13)
                      1.5%   to 1.9% (11)
                                                                     U.S.               110,610,283
                      1.0%   to 1.4% (13)                            FLORIDA              7,244,144
                      0.4%   to 0.9% (5)                             CHARLOTTE CO.           80,631
                                                                     CZ                     143,017




APPENDIX AA                                                                                              AA-3
October 07                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                                                                    EXHIBIT AA-4
                                    DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION PROFESSIONAL* OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                                     30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




                             Distribution of CZ Population
                             in Professional Occupations
                                        10.0% to   11.4% (1)
                                         3.0% to    9.9% (8)                                                                                                    PROF. OCCUP.
                                         2.0% to    2.9% (11)
                                         1.5% to    1.9% (8)
                                                                                                                                                          U.S.            28,737,806
                                         1.0% to    1.4% (8)                                                                                              FLORIDA          1,492,526
                                         0.3% to    0.9% (13)                                                                                             CHARLOTTE CO.        9,884
                                                                                                                                                          CZ                  18,237


Includes: computer & mathematical; architecture/engineering; life/physical/social science; community/social services; legal; education/training/library; arts/design/entertain/sports/media; healthcare practitioners/technicians

APPENDIX AA                                                                                                                                                                                        AA-4
October 07                                                                                                                                                                    The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                   EXHIBIT AA-5
              DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION IN OFFICE/ADMIN SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                    30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




                Distribution of CZ Population in
               Office/Admin Support Occupations
                          10.0% to   11.6%
                           3.0% to    9.9%                                 OFFICE/ADMIN OCCUP.
                           2.0% to    2.9%
                           1.5% to    1.9%
                                                                        U.S.             21,859,211
                           1.0% to    1.4%                              FLORIDA           1,305,439
                           0.5% to    0.9%                              CHARLOTTE CO.         8,148
                                                                        CZ                   18,191



APPENDIX AA                                                                                               AA-5
October 07                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                             EXHIBIT AB-1
                          DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION AGED 18-54 (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                   30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




                Distribution of CZ
              Population Ages 18-54
                 10.0% to   20.0% (1)
                  5.0% to    9.9% (4)                                       POP 18-54
                  4.0% to    4.9% (2)                               U.S.            156 ,736,931
                  3.0% to    3.9% (10)                              FLORIDA           8,967,632
                  2.5% to    2.9% (2)                               CHARLOTTE CO.         58,157
                  1.0% to    2.4% (5)
                                                                    CZ                    54,972



APPENDIX AB                                                                                            AB-1
October 07                                                                        The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                               EXHIBIT AB-2
                                        MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                   30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




              Median Household
                  Income
               $50,000 to $73,000   (4)                                   MEDIAN HH INCOME
               $45,000 to $49,999   (8)                                U.S.             $49,314
               $40,000 to $44,999   (5)                                FLORIDA          $45,757
               $35,000 to $39,999   (4)                                CHARLOTTE CO.    $42,544
               Less than $35,000    (3)
                                                                       CZ              %43,905




APPENDIX AB                                                                                           AB-2
October 07                                                                       The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                               EXHIBIT AB-3
                  DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION WITH 12-15 YEARS’ EDUCATION (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                   30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




              Distribution of CZ Population
               with 12-15 Years' Education
                                                                           12-15 YEARS’ EDU
                      6.0% to   15.0%   (4)                          U.S.              110,610,283
                      4.0% to    5.9%   (4)
                      3.5% to    3.9%   (5)                          FLORIDA             7,244,144
                      2.5% to    3.4%   (7)                          CHARLOTTE CO.          80,631
                      2.0% to    2.4%   (4)                          CZ                     75,697



APPENDIX AB                                                                                              AB-3
October 07                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                               EXHIBIT AB-4
                  DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION PROFESSIONAL* OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                   30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




              Distribution of CZ Population
              in Professional Occupations
                    10.0% to    18.5%    (1)                                PROF. OCCUP.
                     5.0% to     9.9%    (5)                          U.S.            28,737,806
                     2.5% to     4.9%    (9)                          FLORIDA          1,492,526
                     1.0% to     2.4%    (8)
                                                                      CHARLOTTE CO.        9,884
                     0.90% to    0.99%   (1)
                                                                      CZ                   9,082



APPENDIX AB                                                                                            AB-4
October 07                                                                        The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                   EXHIBIT AB-5
              DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION IN OFFICE/ADMIN SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                    30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM ENTERPRISE CHARLOTTE AIRPORT PARK




                Distribution of CZ Population in
               Office/Admin Support Occupations
                         10.0% to   21.9%   (1)                            OFFICE/ADMIN OCCUP.
                          5.0% to    9.9%   (2)                         U.S.             21,859,211
                          4.0% to    4.9%   (7)                         FLORIDA           1,305,439
                          2.5% to    3.9%   (7)                         CHARLOTTE CO.         8,148
                          1.3% to    2.4%   (7)
                                                                        CZ                    7,942



APPENDIX AB                                                                                              AB-5
October 07                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                       EXHIBIT AC-1
                                  DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION AGED 18-54 (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                                      30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




                Distribution of CZ
              Population Ages 18-54
                 10.0% to   13.5% (1)                                                  POP 18-54
                  2.5% to    9.9% (13)
                                                                               U.S.            156,736,931
                  1.5% to    2.4% (13)
                  1.0% to    1.4% (9)                                          FLORIDA           8,967,632
                  0.6% to    0.9% (10)                                         CHARLOTTE CO.        58,157
                                                                               CZ                  102,602




APPENDIX AC                                                                                                      AC-1
October 07                                                                                  The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                         EXHIBIT AC-2
                                                   MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                                        30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




              Median Household
                  Income
              $50,000 to $69,999 (7)
                                                                                   MEDIAN HH INCOME
              $45,000 to $49,999 (14)                                           U.S.             $49,314
              $40,000 to $44,999 (9)                                            FLORIDA          $45,757
              $35,000 to $39,999 (9)                                            CHARLOTTE CO.    $42,544
              Less than $35,000 (7)                                             CZ               $43,811




APPENDIX AC                                                                                                   AC-2
October 07                                                                               The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                EXHIBIT AC-3
                   DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION WITH 12-15 YEARS’ EDUCATION (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                               30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




              Distribution of CZ Population
              with 12-15 Years' Education
                     3.5% to 8.7% (5)
                     2.5% to3.4% (7)                                          12-15 YEARS’ EDU
                     2.0% to 2.4% (10)                                  U.S.               110,610,283
                     1.5% to 1.9% (8)                                   FLORIDA              7,244,144
                     1.0% to 1.4% (14)                                  CHARLOTTE CO.           80,631
                     0.7% to 0.9% (2)
                                                                        CZ                     145,162



APPENDIX AC                                                                                                 AC-3
October 07                                                                             The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                               EXHIBIT AC-4
                  DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION PROFESSIONAL* OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                               30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




              Distribution of CZ Population
              in Professional Occupations
                     10.0%   to   12.5% (1)
                      3.0%   to    9.9% (8)                                  PROF. OCCUP.
                      2.0%   to    2.9% (12)                           U.S.            28,737,806
                      1.5%   to    1.9% (5)                            FLORIDA          1,492 ,526
                      1.0%   to    1.4% (10)                           CHARLOTTE CO.        9,884
                      0.5%   to    0.9% (10)
                                                                       CZ                  17,247



APPENDIX AC                                                                                             AC-4
October 07                                                                         The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                   EXHIBIT AC-5
              DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION IN OFFICE/ADMIN SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                               30-MINUTE SUMMER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




                Distribution of CZ Population in
               Office/Admin Support Occupations
                        10.0% to   13.2% (1)
                         3.0% to    9.9% (7)                               OFFICE/ACMIN OCCUP.
                         2.0% to    2.9% (14)                           U.S.             21,859,211
                         1.5% to    1.9% (4)                            FLORIDA           1,305,439
                         1.0% to    1.4% (14)
                                                                        CHARLOTTE CO.         8,148
                         0.6% to    0.9% (6)
                                                                        CZ                   15,726



APPENDIX AC                                                                                              AC-5
October 07                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                         EXHIBIT AD-1
                                    DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION AGED 18-54 (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                                        30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




                Distribution of CZ
              Population Ages 18-54
                 10.0%   to   15.0% (1)                                                  POP 18-54
                  2.5%   to    9.9% (14)                                         U.S.             156,736,931
                  1.5%   to    2.4% (12)                                         FLORIDA            8 ,967,632
                  1.0%   to    1.4% (6)                                          CHARLOTTE CO.          58,157
                  0.7%   to    0.9% (4)
                                                                                 CZ                     87,330



APPENDIX AD                                                                                                         AD-1
October 07                                                                                     The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                           EXHIBIT AD-2
                                                     MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                                          30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




              Median Household
                  Income
              $50,000 to   $69,000 (6)
                                                                                      MEDIAN HH INCOME
              $45,000 to   $49,999 (11)                                            U.S.             $49,314
              $40,000 to   $44,999 (6)                                             FLORIDA          $45,757
              $35,000 to   $39,999 (7)                                             CHARLOTTE CO.    $42,544
              $21,000 to   $34,999 (7)
                                                                                   CZ               $43,618



APPENDIX AD                                                                                                      AD-2
October 07                                                                                  The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                              EXHIBIT AD-3
                 DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION WITH 12-15 YEARS’ EDUCATION (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                              30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




              Distribution of CZ Population
              with 12-15 Years' Education
                      4.0%   to   9.9% (5)                                  12-15 YEARS’ EDU
                      3.0%   to   3.9% (7)
                                                                      U.S.             110,610,283
                      2.0%   to   2.9% (10)
                      1.5%   to   1.9% (9)                            FLORIDA             7,244,144
                      1.0%   to   1.4% (5)                            CHARLOTTE CO.          80,631
                      0.8%   to   0.9% (1)
                                                                      CZ                    120,295



APPENDIX AD                                                                                              AD-3
October 07                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                                                                    EXHIBIT AD-4
                                    DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION PROFESSIONAL* OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                                                 30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




                             Distribution of CZ Population
                             in Professional Occupations
                                        10.0%   to   13.3% (1)
                                         3.0%   to    9.9% (9)                                                                                                 PROF. OCCUP.
                                         2.0%   to    2.9% (13)                                                                                          U.S.            28,737,806
                                         1.5%   to    1.9% (2)                                                                                           FLORIDA          1,492,526
                                         1.0%   to    1.4% (5)                                                                                           CHARLOTTE CO.        9,884
                                         0.4%   to    0.9% (7)
                                                                                                                                                         CZ                  14,531

Includes: computer & mathematical; architecture/engineering; life/physical/social science; community/social services; legal; education/training/library; arts/design/entertain/sports/media; healthcare practitioners/technicians

APPENDIX AD                                                                                                                                                                                        AD-4
October 07                                                                                                                                                                    The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
                                                   EXHIBIT AD-5
              DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION IN OFFICE/ADMIN SUPPORT OCCUPATIONS (BY CENSUS TRACT)
                                30-MINUTE WINTER COMMUTE ZONE FROM SPORTS PARK




                Distribution of CZ Population in
               Office/Admin Support Occupations
                        10.0%   to   14.9% (1)
                         3.0%   to    9.9% (10)                            OFFICE/ADMIN OCCUP.
                         2.0%   to    2.9% (12)                         U.S.             21,859,211
                         1.5%   to    1.9% (4)                          FLORIDA           1,305,439
                         1.0%   to    1.4% (8)                          CHARLOTTE CO.         8,148
                         0.7%   to    0.9% (2)
                                                                        CZ                   13,080



APPENDIX AD                                                                                              AD-5
October 07                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
             APPENDIX B




APPENDIX B                The WADLEY DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     BACKGROUND INFORMATION                                                           Total Responses: 59
     Please describe your primary product or service:                    Responses
                                                                            58           See Exhibit B-2
     EMPLOYMENT PROFILE
     Please provide the following information:                           Responses          Average           Median   Total
       Current number of full-time employees                                56               133.3             26.0         7,463
       Current number of part-time employees                                39                12.6             6.0            491
       Current number of temporary employees                                11                66.7             5.0            734
       Estimated full-time employees one year from now                      46               180.7             28.5         8,313
       How many shifts?                                                     44                1.6              1.0
       % of company’s labor force represented by one or more unions          4               594.0             72.5
       % of your employees that are or will be eligible
       to retire in the next 5 years                                         16               16.0             5.0


     Anticipated full-time employment growth in the next 12 months:      Responses
       Layoffs                                                               6
       None                                                                 24
       Less than 2% increase                                                 9
       Between 2-5%                                                         12
       Over 5%                                                               6

                                                                                  (1=1-5%; 2=6-10%, 3=>10%)
                                                                                            Average
     Percent of positions in the following categories                    Responses           Rating           None
       Flex hours                                                           49                2.0              22
       Job sharing                                                          43                2.1              28
       Telecommuting                                                        44                1.4              35
       Other                                                                25                2.3              22




APPENDIX B                                                 THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                             Page B-1
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     EASE OF LOCATING AND RELOCATING MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONALS
                                                                                                (5=Excellent/1=Poor)
     Please indicate your experience with recruiting workers from outside                   Average           Median
     the area.                                                               Responses       Rating           Rating
       Ease of relocating managers/professionals from outside area              39            2.9              3.0
       Employment opportunities for “trailing” spouses                          36            2.1              2.0
       Suitable housing availability for relocatees/transferees                 38            2.9              3.0
       Quality of life as perceived by job candidates from outside area         39            3.2              3.0

     BASIC SKILLS OF JOB APPLICANTS
                                                                             Responses         Yes              No
     Have you noted a deficiency in basic skills in job applicants?             56             23               33
      If yes, what is the most common deficiency?                               41        See Exhibit B-3

                                                                                                (5=Excellent/1=Poor)
     Please rate the basic skill levels you see among your non-managerial                   Average           Median
     and non-professional job applicants.                                    Responses       Rating           Rating
       Overall basic skills of all applicants                                   57            3.2              3.0
       Written communication                                                    57            2.8              3.0
       Reading comprehension                                                    57            3.0              3.0
       Math                                                                     57            2.9              3.0
       Thinking and judgment/problem-solving                                    57            2.8              3.0
       Verbal communication/comprehension                                       57            3.1              3.0
       Team and cooperative skills                                              57            3.2              3.0




APPENDIX B                                                     THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                Page B-2
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     COMPUTER SKILLS NEEDED OF JOB APPLICANTS                                           (5=Highest skill/1=None needed)
                                                                                         Average           Median
     Office Personnel (Non-managerial)                                     Responses      Rating           Rating         Not Applicable
       Fundamental skills                                                     57           3.6               4                  5
       Basic keyboard skills                                                  57           3.7               4                  6
       Using word processing software                                         57           3.3               4                  7
       Using spreadsheet software                                             57           3.2               3                  6
       Using database software                                                57           3.1               3                  8
       Accessing and using Internet                                           54           3.2               3                  5
     Professionals/Technicians
       Cisco                                                                   42           2.3               2                26
       Linux                                                                   42           2.0               1                28
       Microsoft                                                               52           3.9               4                16
       Novell                                                                  44           2.4               2                27
       Oracle                                                                  41           1.7               1                28
       UNIX                                                                    40           2.1               2                26
       Overall training or learning capacity of applicants                     52           3.6               4                18
     Manufacturing Personnel
       Basic keyboard skills                                                   50           2.9               3                32
     Distribution Personnel
       Basic keyboard skills                                                   50           3.1               3                29




APPENDIX B                                                   THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                  Page B-3
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     ACTUAL COMPUTER SKILLS OF JOB APPLICANTS                                             (5=Highest skill/1=No skills)
                                                                                          Average           Median
     Office Personnel (Non-managerial)                                       Responses     Rating           Rating        Not Applicable
       Fundamental skills                                                       55          3.4               4                 9
       Basic keyboard skills                                                    55          3.5               4                 9
       Using word processing software                                           55          3.2               3                11
       Using spreadsheet software                                               55          2.8               3                11
       Using database software                                                  55          3.0               3                14
       Accessing and using Internet                                             55          3.4               4                10
     Professionals/Technicians
       Cisco                                                                     42         2.4                 2              31
       Linux                                                                     42         2.1                 1              33
       Microsoft                                                                 50         3.6                 4              18
       Novell                                                                    43         2.5                 3              31
       Oracle                                                                    41         1.6                 1              33
       UNIX                                                                      42         2.1                 2              32
       Overall training or learning capacity of applicants                       48         3.3                 3              20
     Manufacturing Personnel
       Basic keyboard skills                                                     50         3.1                 3              35
     Distribution Personnel
       Basic keyboard skills                                                     50         3.0                 3              30

     PRODUCTIVITY AND WORK ETHIC OF COMPANY EMPLOYEES                                        (5=Excellent/1=Poor)
                                                                                          Average           Median
                                                                             Responses     Rating           Rating
       Work ethic                                                               55          3.2              3.0
       Productivity                                                             55          3.3              3.0
       Productivity compared to company's other sites                           41          3.4              3.0
       Willingness to work overtime                                             54          3.4              3.0
       Punctuality                                                              55          3.2              3.0
       Overall employer/employee relations                                      55          3.5              3.0

     UNDEREMPLOYED/OVERQUALIFIED JOB APPLICANTS                                           (5=High %/1=No applicants)
                                                                                          Average           Median
                                                                             Responses     Rating           Rating
       Rate the availability of overqualified job applicants                    55          2.6              2.0



APPENDIX B                                                     THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                Page B-4
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     EMPLOYEE RECRUITING
     Most frequently used recruiting methods employed by your company
     or organization:                                                      Responses
        Walk-ins/unsolicited resumes                                          32
        Referrals                                                             30
        Employment agencies                                                    6
        “Temp to perm”                                                         7
        “Word of Mouth”                                                       24
        One Stop Career Center                                                 3
        Newspaper advertising                                                 35
        Colleges/universities                                                  -
        Tech schools                                                           6
        Internet                                                              19
        Other                                                                  5        See Exhibit B-4
                                                                                            (5=Continuously/1=Never)
     How often do you recruit at the following area colleges and                          Average          Median
     universities?                                                         Responses       Rating          Rating
       Area high schools                                                      56            1.5             1.0
       Charlotte Technical Center                                             56            1.9             1.5
       Edison College                                                         56            1.7             1.0
       Florida Gulf Coast University                                          56            1.5             1.0
       Goshen College                                                         56            1.1             1.0
       IMPAC University                                                       55            1.1             1.0
       Keiser College                                                         56            1.2             1.0
       Lee County Technical Centers                                           55            1.2             1.0
       Manatee Community College                                              56            1.5             1.0
       New College of Florida                                                 56            1.1             1.0
       University of South Florida                                            56            1.3             1.0
       Private vendors (e.g. training and development consultants)            55            1.3             1.0
       Other area school(s)                                                   56            1.2             1.0




APPENDIX B                                                   THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                  Page B-5
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     RETIRING RESIDENTS WITHIN THE WORKFORCE                                   Responses        Yes             No
     Does your company or organization have a strategy to meet an
     increase in retirement rates due to aging Baby Boomers?                      32            4              28
                                                                               Responses     Average         Median
     Approximately what percent of your employees are eligible for
     retirement or will be eligible for retirement over the next five years?      40            8.5             5.0
     Most common occupations held by employees that are either eligible
     for retirement:                                                              81       See Exhibit B-5

                                                                               Responses        Yes             No          Not Sure

     Are you confident you will be able to successfully hire new employees
     to fill those positions being vacated by retiring employees?                 80            63              4              13

                                                                               Responses     Full-time       Part-time         No
     Do you actively recruit people of retirement age?                            44            12              14             25
      If yes, what are the three most common jobs these older individuals
      hold in your company?
         Full-time                                                                15       See Exhibit B-6
         Part-time                                                                16       See Exhibit B-6

     Has your overall experience employing retired residents been:
     satisfactory or unsatisfactory?                                           Responses    Satisfactory Unsatisfactory   Not Applicable
                                                                                  50             26            2               22
       Please elaborate                                                           10       See Exhibit B-7




APPENDIX B                                                     THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                Page B-6
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES                                                    (5=Continuously/1=Never)
     How frequently have you worked with each of the following for training               Average          Median
     programs, apprenticeships, co-op, or other programs?                     Responses    Rating          Rating
       Area high schools                                                         54         1.6             1.0
       Charlotte Technical Center                                                54         1.7             1.0
       Edison College                                                            53         1.4             1.0
       Florida Gulf Coast University                                             54         1.4             1.0
       Goshen College                                                            53         1.1             1.0
       IMPAC University                                                          54         1.1             1.0
       Keiser College                                                            54         1.1             1.0
       Lee County Technical Centers                                              54         1.1             1.0
       Manatee Community College                                                 54         1.3             1.0
       New College of Florida                                                    53         1.1             1.0
       University of South Florida                                               54         1.2             1.0
       Private vendors (e.g. training and development consultants)               54         1.4             1.0
       Other area school(s)                                                      53         1.1             1.0

                                                                                             (5=Excellent/1=Poor)
     Please select the number that best indicates your opinion of the                     Average          Median
     quality of the following educational programs and graduates.             Responses    Rating          Rating     No Experience
       Area high schools                                                         54         2.3             2.0            11
       Charlotte Technical Center                                                54         2.5             3.0            10
       Edison College                                                            52         2.2             1.0            12
       Florida Gulf Coast University                                             52         2.2             1.0            16
       Goshen College                                                            51         1.2             1.0            21
       IMPAC University                                                          52         1.5             1.0            20
       Keiser College                                                            52         1.9             1.0            20
       Lee County Technical Centers                                              52         1.5             1.0            21
       Manatee Community College                                                 52         2.1             1.0            16
       New College of Florida                                                    52         1.5             1.0            21
       University of South Florida                                               52         1.8             1.0            17
       Private vendors (e.g. training and development consultants)               52         1.7             1.0            18
       Other area school(s)                                                      52         1.5             1.0            21




APPENDIX B                                                    THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                            Page B-7
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED AMONG LOCAL TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
                                                                                      Responses
     Programs which need to be strengthened or instituted to better meet                2-year          Universities/ 4-
     your requirements.                                                  High schools  colleges          year colleges
       No opinion                                                             18          21                   22
       None                                                                    -           -                    -
       Basic skills                                                           13           4                    2
       Communication/speaking                                                 16           9                    5
       Computer/software                                                       9           6                    3
       Critical thinking                                                      16          12                    7
       Job Interview skills                                                   18           8                    5
       Job Preparedness                                                       17           9                    5
       Life Skills                                                            17           9                    5
       Math                                                                   14           7                    5
       Reading/writing                                                        13           6                    5
       Vocational training                                                    10           7                    3
       Work ethic                                                             21          12                    7
       Other (specify)                                                         -           -                    -        See Exhibit B-8
       Specialty skills (specify)                                              3           1                    -        See Exhibit B-8

                                                                            Responses         Yes              No
     Do you have current training needs that are not available locally?        53              11              42
      If yes, please describe the training need                                11        See Exhibit B-9

     LOCAL BUSINESS CLIMATE                                                                    (5=Excellent/1=Poor)
                                                                                           Average           Median           Not
                                                                            Responses       Rating           Rating        Applicable
       Local government regulations                                            54            2.9              3.0             10
       Workers' compensation costs                                             55            2.5              3.0              7
       Unemployment insurance costs                                            55            2.6              3.0              7
       State training programs                                                 54            2.5              3.0             26
       Healthcare costs                                                        55            1.9              2.0             11
       Property & casualty insurance                                           54            1.9              2.0             10
       Overall cost of doing business                                          53            2.3              2.0              5
       State taxes                                                             52            2.3              2.0             15
       Local taxes (including property)                                        53            2.0              2.0              9
       Local permitting process                                                54            2.0              2.0             10
       State permitting                                                        53            2.2              2.0             15


APPENDIX B                                                    THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                     Page B-8
EXHIBIT B-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


     QUALITY OF LIFE                                                                            (5=Excellent/1=Poor)
                                                                                            Average           Median
                                                                             Responses       Rating           Rating
       Public education (K-12)                                                  49            3.2              3.0
       Private education (K-12)                                                 39            3.2              3.0
       Recreation                                                               55            3.5              4.0
       Arts and cultural amenities                                              54            3.1              3.0
       Availability of affordable homes                                         55            2.4              2.0
       Availability of homes for transferred or relocating personnel            49            2.9              3.0
       Availability of affordable rentals                                       54            2.6              3.0
       Availability of childcare services                                       51            2.6              3.0
       Climate                                                                  55            4.1              4.0
       Healthcare services                                                      55            3.1              3.0
       Safety from crime                                                        55            3.3              4.0
       Traffic/road congestion                                                  54            3.1              3.0
       Overall living standard                                                  55            3.4              4.0
                                                                                              (1=0-10%, 2=10%-20%,
     FIRST-YEAR TURNOVER                                                                     3=20%-30%, 4=over 30%)
                                                                                            Average           Median
                                                                             Responses       Rating           Rating
       New-hire turnover rate                                                   55            1.8              2.0

                                                                                               (1=0-5%, 2=6%-9%,
     EMPLOYEE TURNOVER AND ABSENTEEISM                                                       3=10%-14%, 4=over 15%)
                                                                                            Average           Median
                                                                             Responses       Rating           Rating
       Thereafter, average annual turnover rate                                 51            1.8              1.0
       Average daily absenteeism rate                                           47            1.4              1.0
       Annual percent retiring (2006-2007)                                      47            1.2              1.0
     LABOR AVAILABILITY/ COST/ DEMAND                                                     See Exhibit B-10
     COMMENTS                                                                Responses
                                                                                 7        See Exhibit B-11
     RESPONDING COMPANIES                                                    Responses
                                                                                59        See Exhibit B-12




APPENDIX B                                                     THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                Page B-9
EXHIBIT B-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                         Primary product or service:
                         Auto Repair
                         Commercial Roofing
                         County Government
                         Customer Service/ Collection of Taxes and Licenses
                         Dentistry
                         Education
                         Education; Private, Christian
                         Electrical Contractor
                         Electrical Contractor
                         Electrical Contractor
                         Eye Care
                         Fabrication of Cabinetry and Countertops
                         Family Medical Practice
                         Financial Institution
                         Food Service
                         Food Service
                         Food Service
                         Furniture Retail
                         Government - Infrastructure Construction &
                         Maintenance
                         Health Care
                         Healthcare
                         Healthcare
                         Healthcare/Acute Care Hospital
                         Home Builder
                         Home Health Billing
                         Install, Service, & Monitoring of Security and Fire
                         Alarm Systems
                         Library, Government
                         Liquor and Entertainment
                         Maid Service
                         Manufacture and Install Architectural Casework &
                         Millwork
                         Manufacturing
                         Medical Office
                         Medical Practice Office


APPENDIX B                           THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                  Page B-10
EXHIBIT B-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                         Primary product or service:
                         News and Information Provider - Daily Newspaper,
                         Cable News Network, Website
                         PEO
                         Pest Control
                         Pest, Lawn, and Termite Pest Control
                         Plumbing
                         Printing
                         Public Health
                         Public Water and Sewer Utility Service
                         Real Estate
                         Real Estate Brokerage
                         Restaurant
                         Restaurant
                         Restaurant/Bar
                         Retail New & Used Automobile Sales & Sevice
                         Retail/Grocery
                         Roof Tile Production/Roofing
                         Roofing Contractor
                         Site development-construction
                         Staffing Company
                         Technology Solutions Company
                         Telecommunications
                         Trash Collection/Hauling
                         Veterinary Services
                         Wholesale Beverage Distribution
                         Wood Trusses




APPENDIX B                           THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP               Page B-11
EXHIBIT B-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


               Most common basic-skills deficiencies
               Basic skills                                                              Frequency of mention:
               Basic writing                                                                           Work ethic     5
               Certification                                                                           Experience     4
               Common sense                                                                       Communication       3
               Communication                                                                                   Math   3
               Computer programs                                                                            Writing   2
               Computer skills                                                                             Spelling   2
               Dedication                                                                              Knowledge      2
               Education                                                                                Grammar       2
               English language skills                                                                  Education     2
               Good work ethics                                                                         Computer      2
               Grammar                                                                       Valid driver's license   2
               Grammar                                                                                     English    1
               Inappropriate answers to questions, i.e., badmouthing previous employer                  Language      1
               Inappropriate dress
               Inexperience and education
               Knowledge
               Lack of awareness of customer service practices
               Lack of experience in carpentry
               Lack of knowledge in proper presentation during an interview
               Limited driving skill
               Math
               Math
               Math skills
               No experience in cabinets
               Not certified
               Not finishing school
               Not technologically inclined
               Poor communication skills
               Poor work ethic
               Professionalism
               Responsibility and work ethic of workers
               Roughly 30% of applicants
               Specfic experience
               Spelling
               Spelling


APPENDIX B                                              THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                          Page B-12
EXHIBIT B-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


               Most common basic-skills deficiencies
               Valid driver's license
               Valid drivers license
               Work ethic
               Work ethics
               Written and verbal communication skills
                                                                                    41




APPENDIX B                                               THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP        Page B-13
EXHIBIT B-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Other recruiting methods
                        City HR department
                        county web site job line
                        Job vacancy posting list
                        Monster.com
                        Signs at business and on vehicles




APPENDIX B                                    THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP   Page B-14
EXHIBIT B-5: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Occupations eligible for retirement
                                                                    CONFIDENCE LEVEL
                                   OCCUPATION               Yes No Not Sure No response Grand Total
                        Accountants                           1                                   1
                        Admin                                 2                                   2
                        Admin assistant                       1                                   1
                        Administration                        1                                   1
                        Administrative                        2                                   2
                        Administrative Services               1                                   1
                        Administrative staff                      1                               1
                        Assembly                              1                                   1
                        Billing                                           1                       1
                        Cashier                               1                                   1
                        Clerical                              3                                   3
                        Clerical Technicians                  1                                   1
                        Clerical worker                       1                                   1
                        Clerical/advanced computer skills                 1                       1
                        Cooks                                 1                                   1
                        Customer Relations                    1                                   1
                        Customer service                      2                                   2
                        Electrician                           1           1                       2
                        Engineers                             1                                   1
                        Foreman                               1                                   1
                        Front Office                          1                                   1
                        General and Operations Manager                                1           1
                        General Labor                         1                                   1
                        General Manager                       1                                   1
                        Lab technicians                       1                                   1
                        Laboratory                                        1                       1
                        Librarian                             1                                   1
                        Library technician                    1                                   1
                        Light Industrial                                              1           1
                        Maintenance worker                    1                                   1
                        Management                            2           2                       4
                        Management trainee                    1                                   1
                        Manager                               1           1                       2
                        Managers, experienced                             1                       1


APPENDIX B                                        THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                            Page B-15
EXHIBIT B-5: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Occupations eligible for retirement
                                                                 CONFIDENCE LEVEL
                                  OCCUPATION             Yes No Not Sure No response Grand Total
                        Marketing                          1                                   1
                        Mechanic                           1                                   1
                        Medical assistant                  1                                   1
                        Medical Records                    1                                   1
                        Medical records technicians        1                                   1
                        Medical technicians                            1                       1
                        Nurse                              1                                   1
                        Nurses, licensed practical         2                                   2
                        Nursing                            1           1                       2
                        Office                             2                                   2
                        Office clerks                      2                                   2
                        Payroll Processors                 1                                   1
                        Pest control techs                 1                                   1
                        Production supervisor                          1                       1
                        Registered nurses                  1                                   1
                        RRT                                1                                   1
                        Sales                              2                                   2
                        Sales Manager                      1                                   1
                        Sales representatives              2                                   2
                        School bus drivers                     1                               1
                        Service Writer                     1                                   1
                        Sewing                                         1                       1
                        Support staff                      1                                   1
                        Teachers                               1                               1
                        Technical                                      1                       1
                        Technical staff                    1                                   1
                        Technician                         1   1                               2
                        Treatment plant operator           1                                   1
                        Truck Drivers                      1                                   1
                        Grand Total                       61   4      13           2         80




APPENDIX B                                        THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                         Page B-16
EXHIBIT B-6: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        What jobs do these older individuals hold in your company?
                        Full time                             Part time
                        Administrative                        Admin
                        Bus Driver                            Administration
                        CNA                                   Administrative
                        Clerical                              Bakery
                        Clerical                              Call Center
                        Crew Leader                           CNA
                        Customer Service                      Cashier
                        Driver Trainer                        Cashiers
                        Front Desk                            Couriers
                        Library Technician                    Crew
                        LPN                                   Customer Service
                        LPN                                   Deli
                        Maintenance Foreman                   Independent Contractors
                        Medical Records                       Lab Technicians
                        Nurse                                 Legal
                        Nursing                               Library Technician, Page
                        Office                                LPN
                        Office Positions                      Nursing
                        Page                                  Office Clerks
                        Pest Tech                             Office Light Industrial
                        RN                                    Product Management
                        Sales                                 Real Estate Sales People
                        Sales                                 RN
                        Sales Positions                       Sales
                        Support                               Sales
                        Technical                             Substitutes
                                                              Support
                                                              Switchboard
                                                              Technical




APPENDIX B                                    THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                   Page B-17
EXHIBIT B-7: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                 What has been your overall experience employing residents in this age group?
                 Dependable,
                 Excellent worker, flexible hours - job function has been eliminated
                 Have not hired anyone post-retirement
                 Most seem not to want to reenter workforce due to leisure lifestyle here.
                 Older ladies as hostesses work out well.
                 Our retired workers come from a generation where they have learned to "appreciate" what the
                 company has to offer them. They are generally reliable, honest, not generally ever problem
                 employees.
                 Out-of-date skill sets not meeting job requirements
                 Physical requirements and work hours deter retired applicants.
                 Strong work ethic; high productivity; punctuality
                 We hire seasonally




APPENDIX B                                              THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                               Page B-18
EXHIBIT B-8: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Programs that need to be strengthened or instituted:
                            High school Specialty
                        Professional etiquette
                        Spanish- foreign languages
                        work ethic needs to be taught


                             Two-year Specialty
                        Spanish- foreign languages




APPENDIX B                                              THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP   Page B-19
EXHIBIT B-9: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Do you have current training needs that are not available locally?
                        All company training is done in-house.
                        All healthcare fields: LPN; RN; Medical assistants, Lab personnel
                        Aprentice electrician
                        Diesel Mechanics; CDL drivers' licenses
                        English as a second language
                        Foreign Language (Spanish for Adults)
                        Job-specific training provided in-house
                        Life skills work ethics, reliable people
                        No course offered in cabinet construction or installation
                        Veterinary technicians
                        We need qualified persons in many areas of technology




APPENDIX B                                            THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP               Page B-20
EXHIBIT B-10: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007



                                                                  Availability                           Cost                                   Demand
                                                  RATING: Experience Recruiting
                                                       Quality Applicants                                                    Currently needed            Needed in 1 year
                                                                 5=Plentiful,




                                                      Responses




                                                                                           Responses
                                                                1=Unavailable




                                                                                                                             NEEDED




                                                                                                                                                         NEEDED
                                                                        Average




                                                                                                                                      Average




                                                                                                                                                                  Average
                                                                                  Median




                                                                                                                                                Median




                                                                                                                                                                                Median
                                                                                                       Average    Median




                                                                                                                             TOTAL




                                                                                                                                                         TOTAL
                                                                                                       Starting   Starting
Occupation                                                                                              Rate       Rate
General Business and Office Support
 Accounting clerks/bookkeepers                        18               3.3        3.0      17           $26,251    $24,960     7       2         2        30       4            2
 Administrative assistants                            19               3.7        4.0      17           $26,589    $24,960    11       3         2        33       7            2
 Call center agent/representative                     10               2.3        2.5       7           $20,521    $20,800    10      10        10         5       2            2
 Cashiers                                             11               3.1        3.0       8           $16,871    $16,120     4       1         1        17       4            3
 Claims processing clerks                              9               2.9        3.0       5           $22,900    $22,880     1       1         1         1       1            1
 Clerical workers with advanced computer skills       17               3.1        3.0      18           $24,774    $24,980    20       3         3        49       5            2
 Customer service representatives                     20               3.3        3.0      15           $24,091    $24,960     5       1         1        22       3            1
 Office clerks                                        15               32
                                                                       3.2        30
                                                                                  3.0      15           $21 410
                                                                                                        $21,410    $20 800
                                                                                                                   $20,800     7       2         1        53       9            3
 Tellers                                               5               2.0        1.0       1           $16,640    $16,640     2      2         2          -       -            -
Management and Supervisory
 Construction supervisors                              7               2.6        3.0       8           $44,757    $41,800     2       2        2          2       2            2
 General & operations managers                         9               2.3        3.0      10           $61,237    $54,247     5       2        1          3       1            1
 Management trainees                                  11               2.1        2.0       9           $34,636    $33,280     4       1        1          4       1            1
 Management, experienced                              13               3.1        3.0      13           $49,422    $50,000    12       4        4         10       3            3
 Production supervisors                                6               2.3        2.0       3           $34,667    $35,360     1       1        1          1       1            1
 Purchasing agent                                      6               1.8        1.0       6           $40,191    $40,461     -       -        -          1       1            1
Technical and Professional
 Accountants/auditors                                 10               3.0        3.0       9           $34,813    $35,000     3       2         2        18      6            2
 Architects                                            3               1.3        1.0       0                 -          -     1       1         1         5       5            5
 CAD drafters                                          6               2.2        2.0       4           $36,400    $35,360     5       5         5        15      15           15
 Dental assistants                                     4               1.8        1.0       -                 -          -     -       -         -         -       -            -
 Engineering technicians                               5               1.2        1.0       4           $44,406    $42,500    13       4         2         7       4            4
 Engineers                                             6               1.3        1.0       3           $55,800    $60,000    22      11        11         5      5            5
 Financial analysts/advisors                           4               2.0        2.0       1           $20,010    $20,010     2       2         2         6       6            6
 Lab technicians                                       6               1.8        2.0       3           $25,168    $20,800     1       1         1         2       2            2
 Licensed practical nurses                             9               2.3        2.0       5           $29,677    $27,914     7       2         1        14      7            7
 Medical assistants                                    7               2.4        2.0       4           $22,740    $22,880     1       1         1         -       -            -
 Medical/clinical lab technologists                    5               1.6        2.0       2           $34,632    $34,632     3       1         1         4       2            2
 Medical records technicians                           6               2.5        2.5       3           $19,087    $16,765    10      10        10         -       -            -


APPENDIX B                                                          THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                                                Page B-21
EXHIBIT B-10: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007



                                                        Availability                           Cost                                   Demand
                                        RATING: Experience Recruiting
                                             Quality Applicants                                                    Currently needed            Needed in 1 year
                                                       5=Plentiful,




                                            Responses




                                                                                 Responses
                                                      1=Unavailable




                                                                                                                   NEEDED




                                                                                                                                               NEEDED
                                                              Average




                                                                                                                            Average




                                                                                                                                                        Average
                                                                        Median




                                                                                                                                      Median




                                                                                                                                                                      Median
                                                                                             Average    Median




                                                                                                                   TOTAL




                                                                                                                                               TOTAL
                                                                                             Starting   Starting
Occupation                                                                                    Rate       Rate
Technical and Professional, continued
 Medical secretaries                         6               2.2        2.0       2           $25,095    $25,095     5       5        5         40      40           40
 Nurses, registered                          9               2.1        2.0       6           $38,269    $39,406    18       5        4         53      13           13
 Nursing aides, orderlies                    7               2.7        3.0       3           $19,067    $19,240     5       5        5         36      18           18
 Pharmacy technicians                        5               2.0        2.0       3           $24,440    $23,400     1       1        1          1       1            1
 Physical therapists                         6               1.2        1.0       4           $53,227    $51,678     7       4        4          3       2            2
 Physicians                                  6               1.5        1.0       1          $312,000   $312,000     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Physician assistants                        5               1.2        1.0       1           $29,120    $29,120     -       -        -          -       -            -
 R di l i l technologists
 Radiological t h l i t                      5               20
                                                             2.0        20
                                                                        2.0       3           $35 263
                                                                                              $35,263    $34 840
                                                                                                         $34,840     -       -        -          4       2            2
 Respiratory therapists                      5               1.8        2.0       3           $33,932    $33,738     3       2        2          6       3            3
 Sales representatives                       9               2.6        3.0       3           $33,333    $35,000     8       1        1         31       5            2
 Scientists (general)                        3               1.0        1.0       0                 -          -     0       -        -          0       -            -
 Teachers, elementary                        4               1.5        1.0       1           $56,742    $56,742     2       2        2         10      10           10
 Teachers, secondary                         4               1.5        1.0       2           $40,371    $40,371     1       1        1         13       7            7
 Technicians (general)                       4               2.0        2.0       3           $27,219    $24,960     -       -        -          4       2            2
Food Service
 Cooks                                      13               2.8        3.0      10           $19,277    $18,543     -       -         -        15       2            2




APPENDIX B                                                THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                                                Page B-22
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                                                             Availability                               Cost                                   Demand
                                             RATING: Experience Recruiting
                                                  Quality Applicants                                                        Currently needed            Needed in 1 year
                                                            5=Plentiful,




                                                 Responses




                                                                                      Responses
                                                           1=Unavailable




                                                                                                                            NEEDED




                                                                                                                                                        NEEDED
                                                                   Average




                                                                                                                                     Average




                                                                                                                                                                 Average
                                                                             Median




                                                                                                                                               Median




                                                                                                                                                                               Median
                                                                                                      Average    Median




                                                                                                                            TOTAL




                                                                                                                                                        TOTAL
                                                                                                      Starting   Starting
Occupation                                                                                             Rate       Rate
Production, Maintenance and Distribution
 Bench assemblers                                 4               1.8        1.5       2               $21,840    $21,840   100      100       100      200      200          200
 Building and construction workers                8               3.6        4.0       6               $27,040    $28,080   10       10        10       45       23           23
 Carpenter                                        4               3.5        4.0       3               $26,679    $28,038    -        -         -        21       11           11
 CNC machine operators                            3               1.0        1.0       1               $43,680    $43,680   15       15        15       25       25           25
 Electrical and electronic repairers              5               2.0        2.0       2               $24,960    $24,960    -        -         -       16         8           8
 Inspectors, testers & sorters                    3               1.0        1.0       -                     -          -    -        -         -        10       10           10
 Machine operators, no setup                      4               2.0        1.5       2               $23,920    $23,920   10       10        10       10       10           10
 M hi i t /        f t i         h i
 Machinists/manufacturing mechanics               3               13
                                                                  1.3        10
                                                                             1.0       1               $20 800
                                                                                                       $20,800    $20 800
                                                                                                                  $20,800   15       15        15       15        15           15
 Maintenance mechanics                            7               2.9        3.0       7               $24,410    $22,880   11        6         6       13        4            1
 Shipping & receiving                             6               2.8        3.0       4               $22,783    $21,320    7        4         4       17         4           2
 Skilled machine trades (general)                 4               2.0        1.5       2               $31,720    $31,720    5        5         5        11       11           11
 Welders                                          3               1.7        1.0                  -          -          -    5        5         5         -        -            -
Computer and Information Systems
 Computer operators                               5               2.4        3.0       3               $24,613    $23,920     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Computer security specialists                    5               1.6        1.0       2               $37,149    $37,149     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Computer software engineers                      5               1.8        2.0       1               $32,698    $32,698     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Computer support specialists, technicians        8               2.5        2.5       6               $31,987    $30,035     1       1        1          2       1            1
 Database administrators                          7               2.0        2.0       2               $38,584    $38,584     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Internet development specialists                 5               2.0        2.0       1               $29,037    $29,037     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Network systems administrators                   6               1.8        1.5       5               $37,091    $32,698     3       2        2          1       1            1
 Network technicians                              6               2.2        2.5       5               $31,291    $31,200     3       2        2          2       2            2
 Programmers/analysts                             5               1.8        2.0       5               $42,434    $43,680     1       1        1          -       -            -
 Systems analysts                                 5               1.8        2.0       2               $37,565    $37,565     -       -        -          -       -            -
 Webmasters                                       6               2.2        2.0       4               $39,520    $40,560     1       1        1          2       1            1
Other: Veterinarian                               1               4.0        4.0       1               $70,000    $70,000     -       -        -          -       -            -




APPENDIX B                                                     THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                                                    Page B-23
EXHIBIT B-11: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


             Additional comments
             Business has decreased greatly in 2007, causing us to lay off 8% of our personnel during the last three months and as
             of September, it appears that we will not be re-hiring until sales increase back to levels of at least last year.
             In applicants, we see the biggest deficiency in young people understanding the importance of keeping and maintaining a
             valid/clean driver's license. Maintaining personal finances: a lot of people have bill collectors hounding them, etc., which
             affects productivity.
             Many of the kennel and technician positions we have here are filled by young people. The overall quality/work ethic of
             the young people (18-25 years old) has decreased dramatically in the last 10 years, mostly in the are of willingness to
             work.
             Most mid-high level managers are recruited from out of the area. There is an abundance of basic clerical applicants, but
             most jobs now need Word, Excel, and advanced software. Trailing spouses do continue to have limited job choices if
             used to a larger area. With decline in construction, real estate, banking industry, residents are applying to hospitals,
             government, and retail.
             This is a pest-control company. Recruiting is usually good. This is com. work.
             We are a technology solutions company. Our goal is to help small businesses with their technology needs, especially as
             it pertains to securing a company's LAN and WAN. The problem we have is no one understands how critical it is to have
             a secure network and firewall in place. Many ISP's claim that they are securing the business's LAN/WAN when in fact,
             they are not. We also need skilled graphic designers and website designers. At this point, if we get busy, we out source
             to a few local company's. We have not been able to grow especially since many business have either moved out of this
             area or have gone bankrupt. We are "afraid" to take the risk and open up a storefront as we have seen so many
             companies fail in the past year. This also includes many established construction companies that had been here for
             years and have now left the area (Some of these companies have just recently moved to North Carolina).




APPENDIX B                                                  THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                                                        Page B-24
EXHIBIT B-12: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Responding Employers
                                        COMPANY                     SIC   NAICS       CITY/TOWN   ZIP CODE
                        Winslow LifeRaft Company                  3089    -      Lake Suzy        34269
                        Palmetto Grill                            5812    -      Placida          33946
                        A&E Auto Repair                           7538    -      Port Charlotte   33953
                        AC Delta Electric Co Inc                  -       238210 Port Charlotte   33948
                        Adventist Health System                   8082    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        American Medic of Charlotte Co            8011    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Bacon Galleries                           5099    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Boomers Sports Bar                        5813    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Buffalo Graffix                           -       -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Charlotte Animal Hospital                 7420    -      Port Charlotte   33980
                        Charlotte County Board of Commissioners   9121    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Charlotte County Public Schools           -       -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Charlotte County Tax Collector            9311    -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Charlotte State Bank                      6021    -      Port Charlotte   33953
                        Community Christian School                8211    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Community Eye Center                      8062    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Custom Made Home Components [CMHC]        1542    -      Port Charlotte   33981
                        CW's Quality Roofing                      -       -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        DayStar Communications                    4813    -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Fawcett Memorial Hospital                 8011    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Florida Cancer Specialists                8011    -      Port Charlotte   33980
                        Giorgio's Restaurant                      5812    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Gregg Electric Corp                       1731    -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Harbor Cardiology & Vascular Center       8011    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Herald-Tribune Media Group                2711    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Integrity Employee Leasing, Inc.          4121    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Kings Gate Homes                          -       -      Port Charlotte   33980
                        McDonald's Restaurant                     5812    -      Port Charlotte   33950
                        Merry Maids                               7349    -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Mid-County Regional Library               8231    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Murdock Family Medicine                   8011    -      Port Charlotte   33982
                        Murton Roofing Corp.                      1761    -      Port Charlotte   33954
                        Outback Steakhouse                        5812    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Panther Hollow Dental Lodge               8021    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Patriot Tech Plumbing Corp                1711    -      Port Charlotte   33953


APPENDIX B                                            THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                               Page B-25
EXHIBIT B-12: CHARLOTTE COUNTY EMPLOYER SURVEY SUMMARY
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2007


                        Responding Employers
                                        COMPANY                  SIC   NAICS       CITY/TOWN   ZIP CODE
                        Peace River Regional Medical Center    8062    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Seabreeze Electric, Inc                1731    -      Port Charlotte   33953
                        Security Alarm Corp                    3669    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Terminix                               7342    -      Port Charlotte   33953
                        Tromble and Co.                        5812    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Truly Nolen                            7820    -      Port Charlotte   33953
                        Waste Management of Charlotte County   4953    -      Port Charlotte   33980
                        Weichert Realtors - Southern Choice    6531    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Winn Dixie                             5411    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Leading 3dg3 Technologies, Inc         7379    -      Port Charlotte   33948
                        Majestic Cabinets, Inc.                1751    -      Port Charlotte   33980
                        Express Personnel                      7361    -      Port Charlotte   33952
                        Adams Bros. Cabinetry, Inc.            -       238350 Punta Gorda      33982
                        Charlotte County Health Department     9431    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        Charlotte County Public Works          1611    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        Charlotte Regional Medical Center      8060    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        Dean's South of the Border             5812    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        DM Construction Corp                   1623    -      Punta Gorda      33982
                        Dr. Goodroof, Inc.                     1761    -      Punta Gorda      33955
                        Palm Automall                          5511    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        Peace River Distributing, Inc.         5181    424800 Punta Gorda      33982
                        Presseller Delicatessen                5812    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        Punta Gorda Public Utilities           9121    -      Punta Gorda      33950
                        Sunstar Realty, Inc.                   6531    -      Punta Gorda      33950
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APPENDIX B                                           THE WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP                             Page B-26
             APPENDIX C




APPENDIX C                The WADLEY DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                   AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Full Report

                    SECTION 1: EMPLOYED

                    1. Are you currently employed?
                    All Respondents                                                                      Total Survey
                                                                                         Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Currently Employed                                                     47.70%           62,523
                    Not Currently Employed                                                 52.30%           68,605
                                                                                 Total      100%           131,128
                    *Data based on Bureau of Labor statistics, not survey data

                    2. Which statement best describes your usual employment?
                                                                                                         Total Survey
                                                                                         Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Full-time, year-round                                                  83.10%           51,926
                    Part-time, year-round                                                  15.60%            9,749
                    Temporary/With Temp Agency                                              0 70%
                                                                                            0.70%             424
                    Seasonal                                                                0.70%             424
                                                                                 Total      100%            62,523

                    3. If you are employed less than full-time, year-round, would you prefer full-time employment?
                                                                                                         Total Survey
                                                                                         Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                                    53.30%            5,652
                    No                                                                     46.70%            4,945
                                                                                 Total      100%            10,597

                    4. For your primary job, are you self-employed?
                                                                                                         Total Survey
                                                                                         Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                                    23.00%           14,411
                    No                                                                     77.00%           48,112
                                                                                 Total      100%            62,523




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                 Younger Associates   C-1
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                        AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    5. What category best describes the nature of your primary employment?
                                                                                              Total Survey
                                                                            Total Survey     Extrapolation*
                    Agriculture                                                2.70%              1,719
                    Construction                                              13.40%              8,379
                    Education                                                  4.10%              2,578
                    F.I.R.E.                                                   7.90%             4,942
                    Food Services & Drinking Places                            8.90%              5,586
                    Government - Local                                         3.80%              2,363
                    Government - State                                         0.00%                 0
                    Government - Federal                                       0.70%               430
                    Health Services                                           11.30%              7,090
                    Information                                                1.40%               859
                    Leisure & Hospitality
                                  p     y                                      2.40%              1,504
                                                                                                   ,
                    Manufacturing                                              3.40%              2,149
                    Military                                                   0.00%                 0
                    Mining/Extraction                                          0.00%                 0
                    Personal Services                                          5.50%              3,438
                    Professional & Business Services                           7.20%              4,512
                    Retail Trade                                              19.90%             12,462
                    Transportation                                             3.10%             1,934
                    Utilities                                                  2.40%             1,504
                    Warehousing / Distribution                                 1.00%               645
                    Wholesale Trade                                            0.70%               430
                    All Other                                                  0.00%                 0
                                                                   Total       100%              62,524




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                      Younger Associates   C-2
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                            AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    6. What is your job title or position held?                   Total Survey
                                                                  Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    All Other                                        0.00%              0
                    Architecture & Engineering                       0.00%              0
                    Business/Professional Services                   2.00%           1,280
                    Childcare                                        0.00%              0
                    Cleaning & Maintenance                           2.00%           1,280
                    Computer/IS - Professional                       0.30%            213
                    Computer/IS - Support/Tech                       0.00%              0
                    Construction                                     6.10%           3,841
                    Customer Services                                4.80%           2,987
                    Education - Professional                         2.40%           1,494
                    Education - Support                              0.70%            427
                    Farming, Fishing & Forestry                      0.00%              0
                    Financial                                        4 10%
                                                                     4.10%           2 561
                                                                                     2,561
                    Food Preparation & Serving                       6.80%           4,268
                    Healthcare - Professional                        4.10%           2,561
                    Healthcare - Technical                           2.40%           1,494
                    Healthcare - Support                             1.00%            640
                    Information/Media                                0.30%            213
                    Installation & Repair                            3.40%           2,134
                    Legal                                            0.30%            213
                    Leisure/Entertainment                            1.00%            640
                    Management - Entry Level                         3.80%           2,347
                    Management - Middle                             13.00%           8,109
                    Management - Upper                              10.90%           6,828
                    Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                   1.40%            854
                    Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)           0.00%              0
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                          0.30%            213
                    Military                                         0.00%              0
                    Mining                                           0.00%              0
                    Office & Administrative Support                  7.50%           4,695
                    Personal Services                                2.00%           1,280
                    Physical Science - Professional                  0.00%              0
                    Protective Services                              1.40%            854
                    Retail Sales & Service                           7.50%           4,695
                    Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)         3.10%           1,921
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                          Younger Associates   C-3
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                         AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    6. What is your job title or position held (continued) ?
                                                                                               Total Survey
                                                                               Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Social Services                                               0.70%             427
                    Special Trades                                                1.00%             640
                    Transportation & Material Moving                              3.10%            1,921
                    Utilities                                                     1.40%             854
                    Warehousing                                                   1.00%             640
                                                                       Total      100%            62,524

                    7. How long is your one-way commute from your home to your primary job?
                                                                                               Total Survey
                                                                               Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                  min tes
                    Less than 15 minutes                                         44 10%
                                                                                 44.10%           27 553
                                                                                                  27,553
                    15-29 minutes                                                25.40%           15,896
                    30-44 minutes                                                10.20%            6,358
                    45-59 minutes                                                 3.10%            1,907
                    1 hour to 1 hour, 29 minutes                                  3.40%            2,119
                    1 hour, 30 minutes or more                                    0.30%             212
                    Work from home                                                3.70%            2,331
                    Varies                                                        9.80%            6,146
                                                                       Total      100%            62,522

                    8. Please indicate your current annual pay, including overtime:
                                                                                               Total Survey
                                                                               Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Would not indicate                                            6.40%            4,027
                    Less than $15,000                                            15.30%            9,537
                    $15,000 - $24,999                                            14.90%            9,325
                    $25,000 - $34,999                                            19.70%           12,293
                    $35,000 - $49,999                                            14.60%            9,114
                    $50,000 - $74,999                                            16.60%           10,385
                    $75,000 - $99,999                                             6.40%            4,027
                    $100,000 - $124,999                                           1.70%            1,060
                    Over $125,000                                                 4.40%            2,755
                                                                       Total      100%            62,523
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                       Younger Associates   C-4
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    9. How are you paid?
                                                                                                     Total Survey
                                                                                  Total Survey       Extrapolation
                    Annual Salary                                                   58.00%              36,241
                    Hourly Wage                                                     42.00%              26,282
                                                                        Total        100%               62,523

                    10. If hourly, how much more money would a similar job have to pay for you to change jobs?
                                                                                                     Total Survey
                                                                                  Total Survey       Extrapolation
                    Would not change                                                31.30%              19,560
                    Same amount as current job                                       1.10%                699
                    Better/More Benefits                                             7.80%               4,890
                    Closer to Home                                                   1 10%
                                                                                     1.10%                699
                    Better/Different Job                                             0.00%                 0
                    Other                                                            0.00%                 0
                    Additional Hourly Median                                         $4.00
                    Additional Hourly Average                                        $5.44

                    11. Would you be interested in receiving training to acquire new job skills?
                                                                                                      Total Survey
                                                                                  Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                             38.30%               23,931
                    No                                                              61.70%               38,592
                                                                        Total        100%                62,523

                    12. If yes, please indicate the type(s) of training you would like to receive:
                    Maximum of 2 training options per survey                                          Total Survey
                                                                                  Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Any/Open                                                        11.90%               2,839
                    Agriculture                                                      0.80%                203
                    Auto Mechanic/Auto Body                                          1.70%                406
                    Business                                                        10.20%               2,434
                    Childcare                                                        0.80%                203
                    Computer - General                                               5.90%               1,420

*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                              Younger Associates   C-5
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    12. If yes, please indicate the type(s) of training you would like to receive:
                    Maximum of 2 training options per survey                                          Total Survey
                                                                                  Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Computer - Specialized                                           6.80%                1,622
                    Management                                                       3.40%                 811
                    Construction                                                     2.50%                 608
                    Cosmetology                                                      0.00%                  0
                    Customer Service                                                 3.40%                 811
                    Education Related                                                1.70%                 406
                    Electronics/Electrical                                           2.50%                 608
                    Financial Services                                               1.70%                 406
                    Food Preparation & Services                                      6.80%                1,622
                    manufacturing - Skilled                                          0.80%                 203
                    Medical Related (except nursing)                                14.40%                3,448
                    Nursing                                                          3.40%                 811
                    Office/Clerical                                                  0.80%                 203
                    Protective Services                                              5.90%                1,420
                    Real Estate                                                      0.80%                 203
                    Sales                                                            5.10%                1,217
                    Special Trade                                                    0.00%                  0
                    Transportation/Truck Driving                                     0.80%                 203
                    Leisure/Entertainment                                            5.10%                1,217
                    Government Services/Military                                     0.80%                 203
                    Social Services                                                  0.00%                  0
                    All Other                                                        1.70%                 406
                                                                        Total        100%                23,933

                    13. If yes, would you be willing to pay for this training on your own time?
                                                                                  Total Survey       Total Survey
                                                                                                     Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                              64.40%             15,404
                    No                                                               35.60%              8,527
                                                                                      100%              23,931




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                              Younger Associates   C-6
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                    AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    14. Do you have a second job?                                         Total Survey
                                                                           Total Survey   Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                      11.10%           6,921
                    No                                                       88.90%          55,602
                                                                   Total      100%           62,523
                    15. If yes, please describe this second job.
                                                                                          Total Survey
                                                                           Total Survey   Extrapolation
                    All Other                                                 3.60%            247
                    Architecture & Engineering                                0.00%             0
                    Business/Professional Services                            0.00%             0
                    Childcare                                                 0.00%             0
                    Cleaning & Maintenance                                    3.60%            247
                    Computer/IS - Professional                                0 00%
                                                                              0.00%             0
                    Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                0.00%             0
                    Construction                                              3.60%            247
                    Customer Services                                         0.00%             0
                    Education - Professional                                 10.70%            742
                    Education - Support                                       0.00%             0
                    Farming, Fishing & Forestry                               3.60%            247
                    Financial                                                 7.10%            494
                    Food Preparation & Serving                               14.30%            989
                    Healthcare - Professional                                 0.00%             0
                    Healthcare - Technical                                    0.00%             0
                    Healthcare - Support                                      7.10%            494
                    Information/Media                                         0.00%             0
                    Installation & Repair                                     3.60%            247
                    Legal                                                     0.00%             0
                    Leisure/Entertainment                                     0.00%             0
                    Management - Entry Level                                  3.60%            247
                    Management - Middle                                       3.60%            247
                    Management - Upper                                        7.10%            494
                    Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                            0.00%             0
                    Manufacturing - Producation (unskilled)                   0.00%             0
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                                   0.00%             0
                    Military                                                  7.10%            494
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                  Younger Associates   C-7
EXHIBIT C-1: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                          AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

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                    15. If yes, please describe this second job (continued) .
                                                                                               Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey   Extrapolation
                    Mining                                                         0.00%             0
                    Office & Administrative Support                                0.00%             0
                    Personal Services                                             10.70%            742
                    Physical Science - Professional                                0.00%             0
                    Protective Services                                            0.00%             0
                    Retail Sales & Service                                         0.00%             0
                    Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                       0.00%             0
                    Social Services                                                3.60%            247
                    Special Trades                                                 0.00%             0
                    Transportation & Material Moving                               3.60%            247
                    Utilities                                                      0.00%             0
                    Warehousing                                                    3.60%            247
                                                                       Total       100%            6,919

                    16. Are you self employed in your second job?
                                                                                               Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey   Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                           20.30%           1,408
                    No                                                            79.70%           5,514
                                                                                   100%            6,922
                    17. Are your work options limited by:
                    Total may exceed 100% due to multiple responses                             Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    A disability                                                   1.10%             665
                    Lack of transportation                                         0.70%             443
                    Childcare needs                                                2.10%            1,335
                    Lack of jobs in your field of education/training               2.80%            1,774
                    Other                                                          0.00%              0
                    No Limitations                                                94.00%           58,754
                                                                                   101%            62,971



*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                        Younger Associates   C-8
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                    18. Do you have work experience or specialized training that qualifies you for a better
                    job than the one you have now, but can't find that type of employment locally?
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                           16.00%             9,977
                    No                                                            84.00%            52,546
                                                                                   100%             62,523

                    19. How far are you willing to commute for that job?
                    Less than 15 minutes                                          11.40%            1,140
                    15-29 minutes                                                 22.90%            2,280
                    30-44 minutes                                                 34.30%            3,421
                    45-59 minutes                                                 14.30%            1,425
                    1 hour to 1 hour 29 minutes
                                hour,                                              5 70%
                                                                                   5.70%             570
                    1 hour, 30 minutes or more                                     0.00%              0
                    Would relocate                                                11.40%            1,140
                                                                                   100%             9,976
                    20. How much would that job have to pay?
                    Annual Median                                                 $44,250             -
                    Annual Average                                                $48,075             -
                    Calculated Average Hourly Rate                                 $23.11             -

                    21. If yes, what occupation?                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                    Architecture & Engineering                                     2.30%             227
                    Business/Professional Services                                 4.50%             454
                    Childcare                                                      0.00%               0
                    Cleaning & Maintenance                                         0.00%               0
                    Computer/IS - Professional                                     4.50%             454
                    Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                     4.50%             454
                    Construction                                                  11.40%            1,134
                    Customer Services                                              0.00%               0
                    Education - Professional                                       6.80%             680
                    Education - Support                                            0.00%               0
                    Farming, Fishing & Forestry                                    2.30%             227
                    Financial                                                      6.80%             680
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                         Younger Associates   C-9
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                    21. If yes, what occupation (continued) ?                           Total Survey
                                                                        Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Food Preparation & Serving                             0.00%              0
                    Healthcare - Professional                              4.50%            454
                    Healthcare - Technical                                 6.80%            680
                    Healthcare - Support                                   4.50%            454
                    Information/Media                                      0.00%              0
                    Installation & Repair                                  0.00%              0
                    Legal                                                  4.50%            454
                    Leisure/Entertainment                                  0.00%              0
                    Management - Entry Level                               4.50%            454
                    Management - Middle                                   15.90%           1,587
                    Management - Upper                                     0.00%              0
                    Manufacturing - Highly Skilled
                                  g    g y                                 2.30%            227
                    Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)                 0.00%              0
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                                0.00%              0
                    Military                                               0.00%              0
                    Mining                                                 0.00%              0
                    Office & Administrative Support                        2.30%            227
                    Personal Services                                      2.30%            227
                    Physical Science - Professional                        0.00%              0
                    Protective Services                                    4.50%            454
                    Retail Sales & Service                                 0.00%              0
                    Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)               2.30%            227
                    Social Services                                        0.00%              0
                    Special Trades                                         0.00%              0
                    Transportation & Material Moving                       2.30%            227
                    Utilities                                              0.00%              0
                    Warehousing                                            0.00%              0
                                                                Total      100%            9,982




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                               Younger Associates   C-10
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                    22. Please indicate why you are not currently employed.
                                                                                                   Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey      Extrapolation*
                    Attending school                                               6.30%               4,348
                    Can't find a suitable job                                     12.00%               8,213
                    Raising a family                                               9.20%               6,281
                    Not looking for employment                                     2.10%               1,449
                    Retired                                                       55.60%              38,168
                    Disabled                                                       1.40%                966
                    Other                                                         13.40%               9,180
                                                                    Total          100%               68,605

                    23. How long has it been since you were last employed?
                                                                                Total Survey
                    Minimum                                                      0.03 months
                    Maximum                                                        38 Years
                    Average                                                   6 Years, 5 Months
                    Median                                                          3 Years

                    24. Please describe the job you last held.
                                                                                                   Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey      Extrapolation*
                    All Other                                                      0.00%                 0
                    Architecture & Engineering                                     0.70%                490
                    Business/Professional Services                                 3.60%               2450
                    Childcare                                                      1.40%                980
                    Cleaning & Maintenance                                         2.10%              1,470
                    Computer/IS - Professional                                     0.70%                490
                    Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                     1.40%               980
                    Construction                                                   6.40%              4,410
                    Customer Services                                              2.10%              1,470
                    Education - Professional                                       8.60%              5,880
                    Education - Support                                            0.00%                 0
                    Farming, Fishing & Forestry                                    1.40%                980
                    Financial                                                     11.40%              7,841
                    Food Preparation & Serving                                     7.90%              5,390
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                          Younger Associates   C-11
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                    24. Please describe the job you last held (continued) .
                                                                                              Total Survey
                                                                              Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Healthcare - Professional                                    2.90%            1,960
                    Healthcare - Technical                                       2.90%            1,960
                    Healthcare - Support                                         0.00%              0
                    Information/Media                                            0.70%             490
                    Installation & Repair                                        0.70%             490
                    Legal                                                        0.00%              0
                    Leisure/Entertainment                                        0.00%              0
                    Management - Entry Level                                     4.30%            2,940
                    Management - Middle                                          4.30%            2,940
                    Management - Upper                                           2.90%            1,960
                    Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                               1.40%             980
                    Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)                       1.40%             980
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                                      0.00%              0
                    Military                                                     0.70%             490
                    Mining                                                       0.00%              0
                    Office & Administrative Support                              5.70%           3,920
                    Personal Services                                            0.70%             490
                    Physical Science - Professional                              0.70%             490
                    Protective Services                                          4.30%            2,940
                    Retail Sales & Service                                       6.40%            4,410
                    Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                     2.10%            1,470
                    Social Services                                              1.40%             980
                    Special Trades                                               2.90%            1,960
                    Transportation & Material Moving                             4.30%            2,940
                    Utilities                                                    1.40%             980
                    Warehousing                                                  0.00%              0
                                                                      Total      100%            68,601

                    25. Would you like to be employed?                                        Total Survey
                                                                              Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                         53.10%           36,461
                    No                                                          46.90%           32,144
                                                                      Total      100%            68,605
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                     Younger Associates   C-12
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                    26. If you are interested in being employed, would you prefer:
                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey     Extrapolation*
                    Full-time employment                                          49.40%             17,994
                    Part-time employment                                          50.60%             18,467
                                                                      Total        100%              36,461

                    27. If part-time, how many hours per week?
                                                                                Total Survey
                    Minimum                                                       10 hours
                    Maximum                                                       30 hours
                    Average                                                       20 hours

                    28 Please indicate the type of job(s) for which you feel you have the skills/education/training:
                    28.
                    Maximum of 2 training options per survey                                      Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey     Extrapolation*
                    All Other                                                      0.00%                0
                    Architecture & Engineering                                     1.00%               361
                    Business/Professional Services                                 3.00%             1,083
                    Childcare                                                      3.00%             1,083
                    Cleaning & Maintenance                                         2.00%               722
                    Computer/IS - Professional                                     1.00%               361
                    Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                     4.00%             1,444
                    Construction                                                   4.00%             1,444
                    Customer Services                                              5.00%             1,805
                    Education - Professional                                       4.00%             1,444
                    Education - Support                                            0.00%                0
                    Farming, Fishing & Forestry                                    1.00%               361
                    Financial                                                      6.90%             2,527
                    Food Preparation & Serving                                     4.00%             1,444
                    Healthcare - Professional                                      2.00%               722
                    Healthcare - Technical                                         5.00%             1,805
                    Healthcare - Support                                           0.00%                0
                    Information/Media                                              2.00%               722
                    Installation & Repair                                          5.00%              1805

*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                              Younger Associates   C-13
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                    28. Please indicate the type of job(s) for which you feel you have the skills/education/training:
                    Maximum of 2 training options per survey
                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                    Legal                                                           0.00%               0
                    Leisure/Entertainment                                           1.00%              361
                    Management - Entry Level                                        1.00%              361
                    Management - Middle                                             0.00%               0
                    Management - Upper                                              1.00%              361
                    Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                                  1.00%              361
                    Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)                          1.00%              361
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                                         2.00%              722
                    Military                                                        0.00%               0
                    Mining                                                          0.00%               0
                    Office & Administrative Support                                13.90%             5,054
                    Personal Services                                               3.00%             1,083
                    Physical Science - Professional                                 0.00%               0
                    Protective Services                                             2.00%              722
                    Retail Sales & Service                                         10.90%             3,971
                    Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                        1.00%              361
                    Social Services                                                 2.00%              722
                    Special Trades                                                  4.00%             1,444
                    Transportation & Material Moving                                2.00%              722
                    Utilities                                                       2.00%              722
                    Warehousing                                                     0.00%               0
                                                                       Total        100%             36,461

                    29. Would you be looking for work in these areas?
                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey     Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                            96.90%            35,322
                    No                                                              3.10%             1,139
                                                                       Total        100%             36,461




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                               Younger Associates   C-14
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                    30. If no, what type of work?
                                                                             Total Survey
                                                              Total Survey   Extrapolation
                    All Other                                      0%              0
                    Architecture & Engineering                     0%              0
                    Business/Professional Services                 0%              0
                    Childcare                                      0%              0
                    Cleaning & Maintenance                         0%              0
                    Computer/IS - Professional                     0%              0
                    Computer/IS - Support/Tech                     0%              0
                    Construction                                   0%              0
                    Customer Services                              0%              0
                    Education - Professional                       0%              0
                    Education - Support                            0%              0
                    Farming, Fishing & Forestry                    0%              0
                    Financial                                      0%              0
                    Food Preparation & Serving                     0%              0
                    Healthcare - Professional                      0%              0
                    Healthcare - Technical                         0%              0
                    Healthcare - Support                           0%              0
                    Information/Media                              0%              0
                    Installation & Repair                          0%              0
                    Legal                                          0%              0
                    Leisure/Entertainment                          0%              0
                    Management - Entry Level                       0%              0
                    Management - Middle                            0%              0
                    Management - Upper                           100%            1,139
                    Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                 0%              0
                    Manufacturing - Producation (unskilled)        0%              0
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                        0%              0
                    Military                                       0%              0
                    Mining                                         0%              0
                    Office & Administrative Support                0%              0
                    Personal Services                              0%              0
                    Physical Science - Professional                0%              0
                    Protective Services                            0%              0
                    Retail Sales & Service                         0%              0
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                    Younger Associates   C-15
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                    30. If no, what type of work (continued) ?                                    Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey      Extrapolation
                    Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                         0%                 0
                    Social Services                                                  0%                 0
                    Special Trades                                                   0%                 0
                    Transportation & Material Moving                                 0%                 0
                    Utilities                                                        0%                 0
                    Warehousing                                                      0%                 0

                                                                       Total       100%

                    31. What minimum (full-time) wage or salary would you accept to begin work?

                    Annual Median                                                 $20 800
                                                                                  $20,800
                    Annual Average                                                $25,871
                    Calculated Average Hourly Rate                                 $12.44

                    32. What role would health insurance play in your decision to accept a job?
                                                                                                Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Must be provided (paid for) by employer                       16.20%            5,913
                    Employer must make available for reasonable cost              20.30%            7,391
                    Would accept a job without insurance                          63.50%           23,158
                                                                       Total       100%            36,462

                    33. How far are you willing to commute (one-way) to work?
                                                                                                Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Less than 15 minutes                                          16.00%            5,834
                    15-29 minutes                                                 36.00%           13,126
                    30-44 minutes                                                 28.00%           10,209
                    45-59 minutes                                                 13.30%            4,862
                    1 hour to 1 hour, 29 minutes                                   4.00%            1,458
                    1 hour, 30 minutes or more                                     2.70%             972
                    Would relocate                                                 0.00%              0
                                                                       Total       100%            36,461
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                         Younger Associates   C-16
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                    34. Are your work options limited by:
                    Total may exceed 100% due to multiple responses
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    A disability                                                    1.30%             486
                    Lack of transportation                                          6.70%           2,431
                    Childcare needs                                                 6.70%            2,431
                    Lack of jobs in your field of education/training               12.00%            4,375
                    Lack of alternative work arrangements                           0.00%              0
                    Other                                                           2.70%             972
                    No Limitations                                                 76.00%           27,711
                                                                                   105.4%           38,406

                    35 Would you be interested in training to acquire new job skills?
                    35.
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                            71.80%           26,191
                    No                                                             28.20%           10,271
                                                                       Total        100%            36,462

                    36. Please indicate the type(s) of training you would like to receive:
                    Maximum of two training options per survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                    Any/Open                                                       15.30%           3,995
                    Agriculture                                                     0.00%              0
                    Auto Mechanic/Auto Body                                         1.70%            444
                    Business                                                        5.10%           1,332
                    Childcare                                                       1.70%            444
                    Computer - General                                              6.80%           1,776
                    Computer - Specialized                                          5.10%           1,332
                    Construction                                                    0.00%              0
                    Cosmetology                                                     0.00%              0
                    Customer Service                                                0.00%              0
                    Education Related                                               0.00%              0

*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                        Younger Associates   C-17
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                    36. Please indicate the type(s) of training you would like to receive:
                    Maximum of two training options per survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey     Extrapolation*
                    Electronics/Electrical                                          3.40%               888
                    Financial Services                                              3.40%               888
                    Food Preparation & Services                                     8.50%              2,220
                    Management                                                      5.10%              1,332
                    Manufacturing - Skilled                                         3.40%               888
                    Medical Related (except nursing)                               15.30%              3,995
                    Nursing                                                         0.00%                0
                    Office/Clerical                                                 5.10%             1,332
                    Protective Services                                             1.70%               444
                    Real Estate                                                     0.00%                0
                    Sales                                                          13.60%              3,551
                    Special Trade                                                   1.70%               444
                    Transportation/Truck Driving                                    1.70%               444
                    Leisure/Entertainment                                           0.00%                0
                    Government Services/Military                                    0.00%                0
                    Social Services                                                 0.00%                0
                    All Other                                                       1.70%               444
                                                                       Total        100%              26,193

                    37. If yes, would you be willing to pay for this training on your own time?
                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey     Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                            63.00%            16,511
                    No                                                             37.00%             9,679
                                                                                    100%             26,190




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                          Younger Associates   C-18
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                    38. Are you a year-round resident?                                              Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey       Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                            98.70%              129,421
                    No                                                              1.30%               1707
                                                                      Total         100%               131,128

                    39. If no, how many months of the year do you live here?
                                                                                 Total Survey
                    Minimum                                                      2.00 months
                    Maximum                                                      3.00 months
                    Average                                                      2.80 months
                    Median                                                       3.00 months

                    40. How long have you lived in this area?                                        Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Less than one year                                              8.30%               10,827
                    1-5 years                                                      28.20%               36,993
                    6-10 years                                                     19.70%               25,865
                    11-20 years                                                    24.30%               31,880
                    More than 20 years                                             19.50%               25,564
                                                                      Total         100%               131,129

                    41. If less than one year, please indicate how long you lived at your previous residence.
                                                                                 Total Survey
                    Minimum                                                       4.50 months
                    Maximum                                                         64 years
                    Average                                                    19 years, 5 months

                    42. Are you currently going to school for a degree or certificate?
                                                                                                     Total Survey
                                                                                 Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Part-time                                                       4.10%               5,377
                    Full-time                                                       4.30%               5,675
                    Not attending school                                           91.60%              120,076
                                                                      Total         100%               131,128



*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                            Younger Associates   C-19
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                    43. If yes, do you plan to stay in the area upon completion of your studies?
                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Yes                                                           60.00%                6,631
                    No                                                            40.00%                4,421
                                                                      Total        100%                11,052

                    44. Age Category:
                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    18-24                                                         17.30%               22,641
                    25-34                                                         11.50%               15,094
                    35-44                                                         14.60%               19,182
                    45-54                                                         24.90%               32,703
                    55-64                                                         19.90%               26,100
                    65-74                                                         11.80%               15,408
                                                                      Total        100%               131,128
                    45. Gender:
                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    Female                                                        56.50%               74,077
                    Male                                                          43.50%               57,051
                                                                      Total        100%               131,128

                    46. Race or ethnic background:
                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey       Extrapolation*
                    African-American                                               3.70%               4,868
                    Asian/Pacific Islander                                         0.50%                608
                    Hispanic/Latino                                                3.20%               4,259
                    Native-American                                                0.50%                608
                    White/Caucasian                                               89.10%              116,829
                    Other                                                          3.00%               3,955
                                                                      Total        100%               131,127


*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                           Younger Associates   C-20
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                    47. Highest grade level completed:
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                    8th grade or lower                                             0.50%              599
                    Some high school                                               4.80%             6,287
                    High school graduate or equivalent                            31.30%            41,015
                    Some technical or vocational school                            1.60%             2,096
                    Some college, no degree                                       26.30%            34,429
                    Technical/Vocational certificate                               6.40%             8,383
                    Associates degree                                              8.20%            10,778
                    Bachelors degree                                              13.90%            18,262
                    Postgraduate study, but no degree                              0.90%             1,198
                    Graduate degree                                                6.20%             8,083
                                                                      Total        100%            131 130
                                                                                                   131,130

                    48. If respondent has completed at least technical/vocational certificate or above,
                    did you complete your studies in Southwest FL?
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey     Extrapolation
                    Yes                                                           25.50%            11,914
                    No                                                            74.50%            34,789
                                                                      Total        100%             46,703
                    49. Languages spoken/written other than English:
                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                    Chinese                                                        0.20%              299
                    French                                                         2.70%             3,584
                    German                                                         1.10%             1,493
                    Japanese                                                       0.20%              299
                    Spanish                                                        8.20%            10,753
                    Other                                                          6.80%             8,961
                                                                      Total       19.20%            25,389




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                        Younger Associates   C-21
EXHIBIT C-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Employed
                                      1. Currently Employed
                                                                                                           Total Survey
                                                                                           Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Currently Employed                                                      62,523

                                      2. Current Annual Earnings
                                                                                                           Total Survey
                                                                                           Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Would not indicate                                      6.40%            4,027
                                      Less than $15,000                                      15.30%            9,537
                                      $15,000 - $24,999                                      14.90%            9,325
                                      $25,000 - $34,999                                      19.70%           12,293
                                      $35,000 - $49,999                                      14.60%            9,114
                                      $50,000 - $74,999                                      16.60%           10,385
                                      $75,000 - $99,999                                       6.40%            4,027
                                      $100,000 - $124,999                                     1.70%            1,060
                                      Over $125,000                                           4.40%            2,755
                                                                                   Total      100%            62,523

                                      3. Employment Type
                                                                                                           Total Survey
                                                                                           Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Full-time, year-round                                  83.10%           51,926
                                      Part-time, year-round                                  15.60%            9,749
                                      Full-time, seasonal                                     0.70%             424
                                      Part-time, seasonal                                     0.70%             424
                                                                                   Total      100%            62,523

                                      4. How long is your one-way commute from your home to your primary job?
                                                                                                           Total Survey
                                                                                           Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Less than 15 minutes                                   44.10%           27,553
                                      15-29 minutes                                          25.40%           15,896
                                      30-44 minutes                                          10.20%           6,358
                                      45-59 minutes                                           3.10%           1,907
                                      1 hour to 1 hour, 29 minutes                            3.40%            2,119
                                      1 hour, 30 minutes or more                              0.30%             212
                                      Work from home                                          3.70%            2,331
                                      Varies                                                  9.80%            6,146
                                                                                   Total      100%            62,522
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                              Younger Associates   C-22
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Profile: Employed
                                      5. Gender:                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Female                                          55.60%           34,759
                                      Male                                            44.40%           27,764
                                                                            Total      100%            62,523

                                      6. Age Category:                                              Total Survey
                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      18-24                                           17.90%           11,211
                                      25-34                                           12.10%           7,546
                                      35-44                                           18.60%           11,642
                                      45-54                                           29.00%           18,110
                                      55-64                                           17.60%           10,995
                                      65-74                                            4.80%           3,018
                                                                            Total      100%            62,522

                                      7. Race or ethnic background:                                 Total Survey
                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      African-American                                 3.90%           2,422
                                      Asian/Pacific Islander                           0.70%             440
                                      Hispanic/Latino                                  4.20%            2,642
                                      Native-American                                  0.40%             220
                                      White/Caucasian                                 90.80%           56,799
                                      Other                                            0.00%              0
                                                                            Total      100%            62,523

                                      8. Highest grade level completed:                             Total Survey
                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      8th grade or lower                               0.70%             465
                                      Some high school                                 4.80%            3,022
                                      High school graduate or equivalent              36.80%           23,010
                                      Some technical or vocational school              1.90%            1,162
                                      Some college, no degree                         27.10%           16,967
                                      Technical/Vocational certificate                 8.60%            5,346
                                      Associates degree                                0.00%              0
                                      Bachelors degree                                13.40%            8,367
                                      Postgraduate study, but no degree                0.40%             232
                                      Graduate degree                                  6.30%           3,951
                                                                            Total      100%            62,522
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                       Younger Associates   C-23
EXHIBIT C-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                      AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Employed
                                      9. Would you be interested in receiving training to acquire new job skills?
                                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Yes                                                          38.30%           23,931
                                      No                                                           61.70%           38,592
                                                                                         Total      100%            62,523

                                      10. For your primary job, are you self-employed?
                                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Yes                                                          23.00%           14,411
                                      No                                                           77.00%           48,112
                                                                                         Total      100%            62,523

                                      11. Underemployment:
                                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Yes                                                          16.00%           9,977

                                      12. What is your job title or position held?
                                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      All Other                                                     0.00%              0
                                      Architecture & Engineering                                    0.00%              0
                                      Business/Professional Services                                2.00%           1,280
                                      Childcare                                                     0.00%              0
                                      Cleaning & Maintenance                                        2.00%           1,280
                                      Computer/IS - Professional                                    0.30%            213
                                      Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                    0.00%              0
                                      Construction                                                  6.10%           3,841
                                      Customer Services                                             4.80%           2,987
                                      Education - Professional                                      2.40%           1,494
                                      Education - Support                                           0.70%            427
                                      Farming, Fishing & Forestry                                   0.00%              0
                                      Financial                                                     4.10%           2,561
                                      Food Preparation & Serving                                    6.80%           4,268
                                      Healthcare - Professional                                     4.10%           2,561
                                      Healthcare - Technical                                        2.40%           1,494

*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                    Younger Associates   C-24
EXHIBIT C-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                       AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Employed
                                      12. What is your job title or position held (continued) ?
                                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                                  Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Healthcare - Support                                           1.00%             640
                                      Information/Media                                              0.30%             213
                                      Installation & Repair                                          3.40%            2,134
                                      Legal                                                          0.30%             213
                                      Leisure/Entertainment                                          1.00%             640
                                      Management - Entry Level                                       3.80%            2,347
                                      Management - Middle                                           13.00%            8,109
                                      Management - Upper                                            10.90%            6,828
                                      Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                                 1.40%             854
                                      Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)                         0.00%              0
                                      Manufacturing - Skilled                                        0.30%             213
                                      Military                                                       0.00%              0
                                      Mining                                                         0.00%              0
                                      Office & Administrative Support                                7.50%            4,695
                                      Personal Services                                              2.00%            1,280
                                      Physical Science - Professional                                0.00%              0
                                      Protective Services                                            1.40%             854
                                      Retail Sales & Service                                         7.50%            4,695
                                      Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                       3.10%            1,921
                                      Social Services                                                0.70%             427
                                      Special Trades                                                 1.00%             640
                                      Transportation & Material Moving                               3.10%            1,921
                                      Utilities                                                      1.40%             854
                                      Warehousing                                                    1.00%             640
                                                                                         Total       100%            62,524




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                     Younger Associates   C-25
EXHIBIT C-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                    AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Employed
                                      13. Training Preference
                                                                                                               Total Survey
                                      Maximum of 2 training options per survey                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                      Any/Open                                                   11.90%            2,839
                                      Agriculture                                                 0.80%             203
                                      Auto Mechanic/Auto Body                                     1.70%             406
                                      Business                                                   10.20%            2,434
                                      Childcare                                                   0.80%             203
                                      Computer - General                                          5.90%            1,420
                                      Computer - Specialized                                      6.80%            1,622
                                      Construction                                                3.40%             811
                                      Cosmetology                                                 2.50%             608
                                      Customer Service                                            0.00%              0
                                      Education Related                                           3.40%             811
                                      Electronics/Electrical                                      1.70%             406
                                      Financial Services                                          2.50%             608
                                      Food Preparation & Services                                 1.70%             406
                                      Management                                                  6.80%            1,622
                                      manufacturing - Skilled                                     0.80%             203
                                      Medical Related (except nursing)                           14.40%            3,448
                                      Nursing                                                     3.40%             811
                                      Office/Clerical                                             0.80%             203
                                      Protective Services                                         5.90%            1,420
                                      Real Estate                                                 0.80%             203
                                      Sales                                                       5.10%            1,217
                                      Special Trade                                               0.00%              0
                                      Transportation/Truck Driving                                0.80%             203
                                      Leisure/Entertainment                                       5.10%            1,217
                                      Government Services/Military                                0.80%             203
                                      Social Services                                             0.00%              0
                                      All Other                                                   1.70%             406
                                                                                       Total      100%            23,933

                                      14. Would you be willing to pay for this training on your own time?
                                                                                                              Total Survey
                                                                                               Total Survey   Extrapolation
                                      Yes                                                        64.40%          15,404
                                      No                                                         35.60%           8,527
                                                                                       Total      100%           23,931
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                  Younger Associates   C-26
EXHIBIT C-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                            AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Employed
                                      15. Do you have a second job?
                                                                                                       Total Survey
                                                                                        Total Survey   Extrapolation
                                      Yes                                                 11.10%           6,921
                                      No                                                  88.90%          55,602
                                                                                Total      100%           62,523

                                      16. If yes, please describe this job.
                                                                                                       Total Survey
                                                                                        Total Survey   Extrapolation
                                      All Other                                            3.60%            247
                                      Architecture & Engineering                           0.00%             0
                                      Business/Professional Services                       0.00%             0
                                      Childcare                                            0.00%             0
                                      Cleaning & Maintenance                               3.60%            247
                                      Computer/IS - Professional                           0.00%             0
                                      Computer/IS - Support/Tech                           0.00%             0
                                      Construction                                         3.60%            247
                                      Customer Services                                    0.00%             0
                                      Education - Professional                            10.70%            742
                                      Education - Support                                  0.00%             0
                                      Farming, Fishing & Forestry                          3.60%            247
                                      Financial                                            7.10%            494
                                      Food Preparation & Serving                          14.30%            989
                                      Healthcare - Professional                            0.00%             0
                                      Healthcare - Technical                               0.00%             0
                                      Healthcare - Support                                 7.10%            494
                                      Information/Media                                    0.00%             0
                                      Installation & Repair                                3.60%            247
                                      Legal                                                0.00%             0
                                      Leisure/Entertainment                                0.00%             0
                                      Management - Entry Level                             3.60%            247
                                      Management - Middle                                  3.60%            247
                                      Management - Upper                                   7.10%            494
                                      Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                       0.00%             0
                                      Manufacturing - Producation (unskilled)              0.00%             0
                                      Manufacturing - Skilled                              0.00%             0
                                      Military                                             7.10%            494
                                      Mining                                               0.00%             0
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                          Younger Associates   C-27
EXHIBIT C-2: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                       AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Employed
                                      16. If yes, please describe this job (continued) .
                                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey   Extrapolation
                                      Office & Administrative Support                                 0.00%             0
                                      Personal Services                                              10.70%            742
                                      Physical Science - Professional                                 0.00%             0
                                      Protective Services                                             0.00%             0
                                      Retail Sales & Service                                          0.00%             0
                                      Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                        0.00%             0
                                      Social Services                                                 3.60%            247
                                      Special Trades                                                  0.00%             0
                                      Transportation & Material Moving                                3.60%            247
                                      Utilities                                                       0.00%             0
                                      Warehousing                                                     3.60%            247
                                                                                           Total      100%            6,919

                                      17. Are you self-employed in your second job?
                                                                                                   Total Survey   Total Survey
                                                                                                                  Extrapolation
                                      Yes                                                            20.30%           1,408
                                      No                                                             79.70%           5,514
                                                                                           Total      100%            6,922




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                     Younger Associates   C-28
EXHIBIT C-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                          AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Underemployed

                                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                                         Currently employed but report experience or
                                         training for better job                                     16.00%            9,977

                                         1. Current Annual Earnings
                                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                                         Would not indicate                                           0.00%               0
                                         Less than $15,000                                           26.20%            2,614
                                         $15,000 - $24,999                                           21.40%            2,135
                                         $25,000 - $34,999                                            9.50%             948
                                         $35,000 - $49,999                                           19.00%            1,896
                                         $50,000 - $74,999                                           16.70%            1,666
                                         $75,000 - $99,999                                            7.10%             708
                                         $100,000 - $124,999                                          0.00%               0
                                         Over $125,000                                                0.00%               0
                                                                                           Total      100%             9,967

                                         2. How long is your one-way commute from your home to your primary job?
                                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey    Extrapolation*
                                         Less than 15 minutes                                        53.80%            5,368
                                         15-29 minutes                                               25.60%            2,554
                                         30-44 minutes                                                7.70%             768
                                         45-59 minutes                                                7.70%             768
                                         1 hour to 1 hour, 29 minutes                                 2.60%             259
                                         1 hour, 30 minutes or more                                   0.00%               0
                                         Varies                                                       2.60%             259
                                                                                           Total      100%             9,977

                                         3. Hourly wage increase to accept a better job:
                                                                                                   Total Survey
                                         Annual Median                                                $4.90
                                         Annual Average                                               $6.84
                                         Calculated Average Hourly Rate


*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                           Younger Associates   C-29
EXHIBIT C-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                             AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Underemployed

                                         4. Gender:                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Female                                          60.00%           5,986
                                         Male                                            40.00%           3,991
                                                                               Total      100%            9,977

                                         5. Age Category:                                              Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         18-24                                           18.20%           1,816
                                         25-34                                            2.30%            229
                                         35-44                                           25.00%           2,494
                                         45-54                                           22.70%           2,265
                                         55-64                                           25.00%           2,494
                                         65-74                                            6.80%            678
                                                                               Total      100%            9,977

                                         6. Race or ethnic background:                                 Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         African-American                                 2.20%            219
                                         Asian/Pacific Islander                           0.00%              0
                                         Hispanic/Latino                                 13.30%           1,327
                                         Native-American                                  0.00%              0
                                         White/Caucasian                                 84.40%           8,421
                                         Other                                            0.00%              0
                                                                               Total      100%            9,967

                                         7. Highest grade level completed:                             Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         8th grade or lower                               0.00%              0
                                         Some high school                                 0.00%              0
                                         High school graduate or equivalent              17.80%           1,776
                                         Some technical or vocational school              2.20%            219
                                         Some college, no degree                         28.90%           2,883
                                         Technical/Vocational certificate                15.60%           1,556
                                         Associate's degree                              13.30%           1,327
                                         Bachelor's degree                               15.60%           1,556
                                         Postgraduate study, but no degree                0.00%              0
                                         Graduate degree                                  6.70%            668
                                                                               Total      100%            9,987
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                              Younger Associates   C-30
EXHIBIT C-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                             AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Underemployed

                                         8. What is your job title or position held?
                                                                                                       Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         All Other                                        0.00%              0
                                         Architecture & Engineering                       0.00%              0
                                         Business/Professional Services                   4.40%            439
                                         Childcare                                        0.00%              0
                                         Cleaning & Maintenance                           0.00%              0
                                         Computer/IS - Professional                       0.00%              0
                                         Computer/IS - Support/Tech                       0.00%              0
                                         Construction                                     6.70%            668
                                         Customer Services                                4.40%            439
                                         Education - Professional                         0.00%              0
                                         Education - Support                              0.00%              0
                                         Farming, Fishing & Forestry                      0.00%              0
                                         Financial                                        4.40%            439
                                         Food Preparation & Serving                       6.70%            668
                                         Healthcare - Professional                        2.20%            219
                                         Healthcare - Technical                           2.20%            219
                                         Healthcare - Support                             2.20%            219
                                         Information/Media                                0.00%              0
                                         Installation & Repair                            6.70%            668
                                         Legal                                            0.00%              0
                                         Leisure/Entertainment                            0.00%              0
                                         Management - Entry Level                         4.40%            439
                                         Management - Middle                             15.60%           1,556
                                         Management - Upper                               6.70%            668
                                         Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                   2.20%            219
                                         Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)           0.00%              0
                                         Manufacturing - Skilled                          0.00%              0
                                         Military                                         0.00%              0
                                         Mining                                           0.00%              0
                                         Office & Administrative Support                 11.10%           1,107
                                         Personal Services                                2.20%            219
                                         Physical Science - Professional                  0.00%              0
                                         Protective Services                              2.20%            219
                                         Retail Sales & Service                           8.90%            888
                                         Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)         0.00%              0

*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                              Younger Associates   C-31
EXHIBIT C-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                                  AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Underemployed

                                         8. What is your job title or position held (continued) ?
                                                                                                                            Total Survey
                                                                                                            Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Social Services                                                       0.00%              0
                                         Special Trades                                                        0.00%              0
                                         Transportation & Material Moving                                      6.70%            668
                                         Utilities                                                             0.00%              0
                                         Warehousing                                                           0.00%              0
                                                                                                    Total      100%            9,967

                                         9. Area of Specialized Training
                                                                                                                            Total Survey
                                                                                                            Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         All Other                                                             0.00%              0
                                         Architecture & Engineering                                            2.30%            229
                                         Business/Professional Services                                        4.50%            449
                                         Childcare                                                             0.00%              0
                                         Cleaning & Maintenance                                                0.00%              0
                                         Computer/IS - Professional                                            4.50%            449
                                         Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                            4.50%            449
                                         Construction                                                         11.40%           1,137
                                         Customer Services                                                     0.00%              0
                                         Education - Professional                                              6.80%            678
                                         Education - Support                                                   0.00%              0
                                         Farming, Fishing & Forestry                                           2.30%            229
                                         Financial                                                             6.80%            678
                                         Food Preparation & Serving                                            0.00%              0
                                         Healthcare - Professional                                             4.50%            449
                                         Healthcare - Technical                                                6.80%            678
                                         Healthcare - Support                                                  4.50%            449
                                         Information/Media                                                     0.00%              0
                                         Installation & Repair                                                 0.00%              0
                                         Legal                                                                 4.50%            449
                                         Leisure/Entertainment                                                 0.00%              0
                                         Management - Entry Level                                              4.50%            449




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                                   Younger Associates   C-32
EXHIBIT C-3: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                     AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Underemployed

                                         9. Area of Specialized Training (continued)
                                                                                                               Total Survey
                                                                                               Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Management - Middle                                     15.90%           1,586
                                         Management - Upper                                       0.00%              0
                                         Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                           2.30%            229
                                         Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)                   0.00%              0
                                         Manufacturing - Skilled                                  0.00%              0
                                         Military                                                 0.00%              0
                                         Mining                                                   0.00%              0
                                         Office & Administrative Support                          2.30%            229
                                         Personal Services                                        2.30%            229
                                         Physical Science - Professional                          0.00%              0
                                         Protective Services                                      4.50%            449
                                         Retail Sales & Service                                   0.00%              0
                                         Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                 2.30%            229
                                         Social Services                                          0.00%              0
                                         Special Trades                                           0.00%              0
                                         Transportation & Material Moving                         2.30%            229
                                         Utilities                                                0.00%              0
                                         Warehousing                                              0.00%              0
                                                                                       Total      100%            9,957




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                      Younger Associates   C-33
EXHIBIT C-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                             AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Not employed but Interested in Work

                                                                                                                        Total Survey
                                                                                                        Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Survey Respondents Not Currently Employed:                        21.20%             -
                                         Among Respondents Not Currently Employed, Reporting Interest
                                         in Employment:                                                    53.10%         36,461

                                         1. Employment Preference
                                                                                                                        Total Survey
                                                                                                        Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Full-time employment                                              49.40%          17,994
                                         Part-time employment                                              50.60%          18,467
                                                                                               Total        100%           36,461

                                         2. Are your work options limited by:
                                                                                                                        Total Survey
                                         Total may exceed 100% due to multiple responses                Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         A disability                                                       1.30%            486
                                         Lack of transportation                                             6.70%           2,431
                                         Childcare needs                                                    6.70%           2,431
                                         Lack of jobs in your field of education/training                  12.00%           4,375
                                         Lack of alternative work arrangements                              0.00%             0
                                         Other                                                              2.70%            972
                                         No Limitations                                                    76.00%          27,710
                                                                                                           105.4%          38,405

                                         3. Wage expectations (full-time)
                                                                                                        Total Survey
                                         Annual Median                                                     $20,800
                                         Annual Average                                                    $25,871
                                         Calculated Average Hourly Rate                                     $12.44

                                         4. Role of insurance in employment decision:
                                                                                                                        Total Survey
                                                                                                        Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Must be provided (paid for) by employer                           16.20%           5,913
                                         Employer must make available for reasonable cost                  20.30%           7,391
                                         Would accept a job without insurance                              63.50%          23,158
                                                                                               Total        100%           36,462

*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                           Younger Associates   C-34
EXHIBIT C-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                        AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Not employed but Interested in Work

                                         5. Would you be interested in training to acquire new job skills?
                                                                                                                   Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Yes                                                          71.80%          26,190
                                         No                                                           28.20%          10,271
                                                                                           Total       100%           36,461

                                         6. If yes, would you be willing to pay for this training on your own time?
                                                                                                                  Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey   Extrapolation
                                         Yes                                                         63.00%          16,511
                                         No                                                          37.00%           9,679
                                                                                                      100%           26,190

                                         7. How far are you willing to commute(one-way) to work?
                                                                                                                   Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Less than 15 minutes                                         16.00%           5,834
                                         15-29 minutes                                                36.00%          13,126
                                         30-44 minutes                                                28.00%          10,209
                                         45-59 minutes                                                13.30%          4,861
                                         1 hour to 1 hour, 29 minutes                                  4.00%           1,458
                                         1 hour, 30 minutes or more                                    2.70%            972
                                         Would relocate                                                0.00%             0
                                                                                           Total       100%           36,460

                                         8. Gender:                                                                Total Survey
                                                                                                   Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Female                                                       58.30%          21,269
                                         Male                                                         41.70%          15,192
                                                                                           Total       100%           36,461




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                         Younger Associates   C-35
EXHIBIT C-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                            AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Not employed but Interested in Work

                                         9. Age Category:                                              Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         18-24                                            15.70%          5,742
                                         25-34                                            10.20%          3,732
                                         35-44                                             5.50%          2,010
                                         45-54                                            15.70%          5,742
                                         55-64                                            25.20%          9,187
                                         65-74                                            27.60%          10,048
                                                                               Total       100%           36,461

                                         10. Race or ethnic background:                                Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         African-American                                  3.50%          1,293
                                         Asian/Pacific Islander                            0.00%             0
                                         Hispanic/Latino                                   1.40%           517
                                         Native-American                                   0.70%           259
                                         White/Caucasian                                  89.40%          32,582
                                         Other                                             5.00%          1,810
                                                                               Total       100%           36,461

                                         11. Highest grade level completed:
                                                                                                       Total Survey
                                                                                       Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         8th grade or lower                                0.00%             0
                                         Some high school                                  5.60%           2,026
                                         High school graduate or equivalent               26.40%           9,622
                                         Some technical or vocational school               1.40%            506
                                         Some college, no degree                          29.20%          10,634
                                         Technical/Vocational certificate                  3.50%           1,266
                                         Associate's degree                                7.60%          2,785
                                         Bachelor's degree                                17.40%           6,330
                                         Postgraduate study, but no degree                 2.10%            760
                                         Graduate degree                                   6.90%          2,532
                                                                               Total       100%           36,461




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                          Younger Associates   C-36
EXHIBIT C-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                      AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Not employed but Interested in Work

                                         12. Please indicate why you are not currently employed.
                                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Attending school                                            6.30%           2,311
                                         Can't find a suitable job                                  12.00%           4,365
                                         Raising a family                                            9.20%           3,338
                                         Not looking for employment                                  2.10%            770
                                         Retired                                                    55.60%          20,285
                                         Disabled                                                    1.40%            514
                                         Other                                                      13.40%           4,879
                                                                                         Total       100%           36,462

                                         13. Please describe the job you last held.
                                                                                                                 Total Survey
                                                                                                 Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         All Other                                                   0.00%             0
                                         Architecture & Engineering                                  0.70%           260
                                         Business/Professional Services                              3.60%          1,302
                                         Childcare                                                   1.40%           521
                                         Cleaning & Maintenance                                      2.10%           781
                                         Computer/IS - Professional                                  0.70%           260
                                         Computer/IS - Support/Tech                                  1.40%           521
                                         Construction                                                6.40%          2,344
                                         Customer Services                                           2.10%           781
                                         Education - Professional                                    8.60%          3,125
                                         Education - Support                                         0.00%             0
                                         Farming, Fishing & Forestry                                 1.40%           521
                                         Financial                                                  11.40%          4,167
                                         Food Preparation & Serving                                  7.90%          2,865
                                         Healthcare - Professional                                   2.90%          1,042
                                         Healthcare - Technical                                      2.90%          1,042
                                         Healthcare - Support                                        0.00%             0
                                         Information/Media                                           0.70%           260
                                         Installation & Repair                                       0.70%           260
                                         Legal                                                       0.00%             0
                                         Leisure/Entertainment                                       0.00%             0
                                         Management - Entry Level                                    4.30%          1,563
                                         Management - Middle                                         4.30%          1,563
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                    Younger Associates   C-37
EXHIBIT C-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                         AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Not employed but Interested in Work

                                         13. Please describe the job you last held (continued) .
                                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Management - Upper                                             2.90%          1,042
                                         Manufacturing - Highly Skilled                                 1.40%            521
                                         Manufacturing - Production (unskilled)                         1.40%            521
                                         Manufacturing - Skilled                                        0.00%             0
                                         Military                                                       0.70%            260
                                         Mining                                                         0.00%             0
                                         Office & Administrative Support                                5.70%           2,083
                                         Personal Services                                              0.70%            260
                                         Physical Science - Professional                                0.70%            260
                                         Protective Services                                            4.30%          1,563
                                         Retail Sales & Service                                         6.40%           2,344
                                         Sales & Related Occupations (non-retail)                       2.10%            781
                                         Social Services                                                1.40%            521
                                         Special Trades                                                 2.90%           1,042
                                         Transportation & Material Moving                               4.30%           1,563
                                         Utilities                                                      1.40%            521
                                         Warehousing                                                    0.00%             0
                                                                                            Total       100%           36,460

                                         14. Please indicate the type(s) of training you would like to receive:
                                         Maximum of two training options per survey
                                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Any/Open                                                      15.30%          5,579
                                         Agriculture                                                    0.00%             0
                                         Auto Mechanic/Auto Body                                        1.70%           444
                                         Business                                                       5.10%          1,332
                                         Childcare                                                      1.70%           444
                                         Computer - General                                             6.80%          1,776
                                         Computer - Specialized                                         5.10%          1,332
                                         Construction                                                   0.00%             0
                                         Cosmetology                                                    0.00%             0
                                         Customer Service                                               0.00%             0
                                         Education Related                                              0.00%             0
                                         Electronics/Electrical                                         3.40%           888
*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                       Younger Associates   C-38
EXHIBIT C-4: CHARLOTTE COUNTY WORKFORCE SURVEY SUMMARY                                                                         AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2007

Profile: Not employed but Interested in Work

                                         14. Please indicate the type(s) of training you would like to receive:
                                         Maximum of two training options per survey
                                                                                                                    Total Survey
                                                                                                    Total Survey   Extrapolation*
                                         Financial Services                                             3.40%            888
                                         Food Preparation & Services                                    8.50%          2,220
                                         Management                                                     5.10%          1,332
                                         manufacturing - Skilled                                        3.40%            888
                                         Medical Related (except nursing)                              15.30%           3,995
                                         Nursing                                                        0.00%             0
                                         Office/Clerical                                                5.10%          1,332
                                         Protective Services                                            1.70%            444
                                         Real Estate                                                    0.00%             0
                                         Sales                                                         13.60%           3,551
                                         Special Trade                                                  1.70%            444
                                         Transportation/Truck Driving                                   1.70%            444
                                         Leisure/Entertainment                                          0.00%             0
                                         Government Services/Military                                   0.00%             0
                                         Social Services                                                0.00%             0
                                         All Other                                                      1.70%            444
                                                                                            Total       100%           27,777




*Extrapolated values calculations of this exhibit
based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.                                                                                       Younger Associates   C-39
             APPENDIX D




APPENDIX D                The WADLEY DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-1: DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas



                                              Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                                               30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL     Florida       U.S.
   Population (Source: Claritas)
     1990 Census                                  179,395       143,499       194,269         98,830       110,975    12,937,926   248,709,873
     2000 Census                                  231,569       190,052       242,880        127,588       141,627    15,982,378   281,421,906
     2007                                         283,341       236,393       304,106        151,069       158,635    18,360,271   301,045,522
     2012                                         317,713       266,836       345,827        166,709       169,992    20,097,832   314,920,978
     Change 1990 - 2000                            29.1%         32.4%         25.0%          29.1%         27.6%         23.5%         13.2%
     Change 2000 - 2007                            22.4%         24.4%         25.2%          18.4%         12.0%         14.9%          7.0%
     Change 1990 - 2007                            57.9%         64.7%         56.5%          52.9%         42.9%         41.9%         21.0%
     Change 2007 - 2012                            12.1%         12.9%         13.7%          10.4%          7.2%          9.5%          4.6%

   Percent Minority (Source: Claritas)
      2000 Census                                    6.7%          7.4%         15.0%           9.4%          8.7%        33.1%         29.2%
      2007                                           8.9%          9.8%         18.2%          11.7%         10.9%        37.3%         32.2%
      2012                                          10.8%         11.8%         21.0%          13.7%         12.7%        41.0%         34.8%

   Percent Distribution by Age Group
   2000 Census (Source: Claritas)
      0-17                                        15.21%        15.71%         18.92%         15.69%        15.67%       22.81%        25.69%
      18-34                                       11.62%        11.85%         14.94%         12.08%        12.09%       21.37%        23.82%
      35-54                                       22.29%        22.31%         24.08%         22.61%        23.01%       28.50%        29.43%
      55-64                                       14.16%        14.17%         12.61%         14.23%        14.52%        9.75%         8.63%
      65-74                                       18.86%        18.79%         15.63%         18.91%        18.41%        9.09%         6.54%
      75 and over                                 17.86%        17.18%         13.81%         16.48%        16.30%        8.48%         5.90%

   Percent Distribution by Age Group (2007)
   (Source: Claritas)
      0-17                                         16.0%         16.7%          19.7%          15.8%         15.2%        22.7%         24.5%
      18-34                                        14.3%         14.7%          17.7%          14.7%         14.7%        21.0%         23.3%
      35-54                                        21.9%         22.2%          24.0%          21.7%         22.0%        27.8%         28.8%
      55-64                                        13.4%         13.2%          11.7%          13.5%         13.9%        11.3%         10.7%
      65-74                                        16.3%         16.0%          13.2%          17.0%         16.5%         8.7%          6.5%
      75 and over                                  18.1%         17.2%          13.7%          17.3%         17.7%         8.4%          6.1%

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APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-1: DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas



                                              Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                                               30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL      Florida     U.S.
   Percent Distribution by Age Group (2012)
   (Source: Claritas)
      0-17                                         15.5%         16.3%          19.3%          15.1%         14.1%         22.0%       23.8%
      18-34                                        14.9%         15.3%          17.8%          15.2%         15.3%         20.8%       22.7%
      35-54                                        20.5%         21.1%          23.2%          20.2%         20.2%         26.4%       27.5%
      55-64                                        13.3%         13.0%          11.6%          13.3%         14.0%         12.3%       12.1%
      65-74                                        17.6%         17.1%          14.3%          18.6%         18.1%          9.7%        7.5%
      75 and over                                  18.3%         17.3%          13.7%          17.8%         18.3%          8.7%        6.3%

   Projected Percent Change in
   Age Distribution (2007-2012)
   (Source: Claritas)
      0-17                                          8.7%         10.1%          11.6%           5.3%         -0.4%          6.2%        1.3%
      18-34                                        16.5%         17.2%          14.1%          13.7%         11.3%          8.5%        2.3%
      35-54                                         5.0%          6.9%          10.2%           2.9%         -1.5%          3.9%       -0.1%
      55-64                                        10.7%         11.3%          12.6%           8.1%          7.9%         18.3%       18.4%
      65-74                                        20.8%         20.7%          23.2%          20.8%         17.5%         22.1%       20.6%
      75 and over                                  13.6%         13.6%          14.3%          13.0%         10.7%         14.0%        7.2%

   Median Age (Source: Claritas)
     2000 Census                                     55.7          55.1           48.2           54.7          54.4          38.7          35.3
     2007                                            53.1          51.9           45.6           53.1          53.4          39.8          36.6
     2012                                            54.3          52.8           46.6           54.6          55.3          40.9          37.7

   Median Household Income
   (Source: Claritas)
      2000 Census                                 $37,316       $37,041       $35,680        $37,480       $36,663       $39,303     $42,729
      2007                                        $43,811       $43,618       $42,753        $43,905       $42,544       $45,757     $49,314
      2012                                        $47,535       $47,397       $47,095        $47,977       $45,938       $49,764     $54,551
      Change '07 - '12                              8.5%          8.7%         10.2%           9.3%          8.0%          8.8%       10.6%




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                            The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-1: DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas



                                          Sports Park    Sports Park    Airport Park    Airport Park
                                            Summer          Winter        Summer           Winter        Charlotte
                                           30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ       30-Min CZ      County, FL      Florida       U.S.
   Household Income Distribution (2007)
   (Source: Claritas)
      Households                              128,708        106,078        129,392           67,723         71,616     7,308,878   113,668,003
      Less than $35,000                        38.5%          38.8%          40.1%            38.5%          40.3%         38.0%         35.1%
      Between $35,000 and $75,000              40.8%          40.9%          40.2%            40.8%          39.5%         36.2%         35.1%
      Greater than $75,000                     20.7%          20.3%          19.7%            20.7%          20.1%         25.9%         29.8%

   Educational Attainment Levels
   2000 (Source: Census)
     No High School Diploma                         --             --              --              --        17.9%         20.1%         19.6%
     High School Diploma Only                       --             --              --              --        35.7%         28.7%         28.6%
     1 to 3 Years College                           --             --              --              --        28.9%         28.8%         27.4%
     Associate Degree                               --             --              --              --         5.9%          7.0%          6.3%
     Bachelors Degree                               --             --              --              --        10.9%         14.3%         15.5%
     Graduate Degree                                --             --              --              --         6.7%          8.1%          8.9%
     12 to 15 years of education                    --             --              --              --        64.6%         57.5%         56.0%
     16 or more years of education                  --             --              --              --        17.6%         22.3%         24.4%

   Educational Attainment Levels
   2005 (Source: Census)
     No High School Diploma                         --             --              --              --        12.9%         15.4%         15.8%
     High School Diploma Only                       --             --              --              --        41.1%         30.5%         29.6%
     1 to 3 Years College                           --             --              --              --        28.6%         28.9%         27.5%
     Associate Degree                               --             --              --              --         7.0%          8.4%          7.4%
     Bachelors Degree                               --             --              --              --        10.5%         16.3%         17.2%
     Graduate Degree                                --             --              --              --         7.0%          8.8%         10.0%
     12 to 15 years of education                    --             --              --              --        69.7%         59.5%         57.1%
     16 or more years of education                  --             --              --              --        17.4%         25.1%         27.2%




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                            The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-1: DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas



                                       Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                         Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                                        30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL     Florida     U.S.
   Educational Attainment Levels
   2007 (Source: Claritas)
     No High School Diploma                 16.0%         16.5%          20.5%          17.5%         17.5%        19.7%       19.4%
     High School Diploma Only               36.0%         36.3%          36.3%          35.0%         35.5%        28.7%       28.4%
     1 to 3 Years College                   23.4%         23.3%          22.2%          23.3%         23.2%        21.9%       21.2%
     Associate Degree                        6.1%          6.3%           5.8%           5.8%          5.9%         7.1%        6.4%
     Bachelors Degree                       11.7%         11.1%           9.5%          11.3%         11.2%        14.5%       15.7%
     Graduate Degree                         6.8%          6.6%           5.7%           7.1%          6.8%         8.1%        8.9%
     12 to 15 years of education            65.6%         65.9%          64.3%          64.1%         64.6%        57.7%       56.0%
     16 or more years of education          18.5%         17.7%          15.2%          18.4%         18.0%        22.6%       24.6%




                                                                                                                                    D-4
APPENDIX D                                                                                                    The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-2: LABOR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Claritas



                                                    Sports Park    Sports Park    Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                      Summer          Winter        Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                                                     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL     Florida       U.S.
     Civilian Labor Force (Average Annual)
      (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
         2001                                                 -              -              -              -        55,870     7,998,062 143,734,000
         2006                                                 -              -              -              -        68,085     8,988,611 151,428,000
         2007 (Claritas)                                107,881         90,241        124,428         55,885             -             -           -
         September, 2007                                      -              -              -              -        70,885     9,296,696 153,400,000
         % Change 2001 - 2006                                 -              -              -              -        21.9%         12.4%        5.4%

     Unemployment (Average Annual)
      (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
         2001                                                 -              -               -              -         2,443      373,344    6,801,000
         2006                                                 -              -               -              -         2,345      295,850    7,001,000
         2007 (Claritas)                                  3,893          3,322           4,826          1,981             -            -            -
         September, 2007                                      -              -               -              -         4,199      395,811    6,952,000

     Unemployment Rate (Average Annual)
      (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
         2001                                                  -              -              -              -         4.4%          4.7%        4.7%
         2006                                                  -              -              -              -         3.4%          3.3%        4.6%
         2007 (Claritas)                                   3.6%           3.7%           3.9%           3.5%              -             -           -
         September, 2007                                      --             --             --             --         5.9%          4.3%        4.5%

     Labor Participation (Source: Claritas)
        Total (2007)                                     44.2%          44.6%           49.4%          42.9%         42.8%        58.6%        64.1%




                                                                                                                                                    D-5
APPENDIX D                                                                                                                    The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
 EXHIBIT D-3: EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (2000-2007)
 Source: Claritas



                                                      Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                        Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                       Industry                        30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida       U.S.
2000 Census (Source: Claritas)
   Total                                                   83,168        68,004        92,881         45,151       50,690    6,995,047   129,721,512
   Accomodation/Food Services                               6,621         5,375         6,762          3,415        4,035      539,659     7,903,810
   Administration/Support/Waste Management Services         4,364         3,508         4,964          2,309        2,638      336,406     4,394,533
   Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining                454           363         1,337            439          352       92,463     2,426,053
   Arts/Entertainment/Recreation                            2,234         1,737         2,319          1,134        1,353      192,801     2,306,485
   Construction                                             8,593         7,280        11,807          4,737        5,374      562,111     8,801,507
   Educational Services                                     4,695         3,941         5,308          2,824        3,124      503,249    11,371,206
   Finance/Insurance/Real Estate                            5,839         4,711         5,802          2,996        3,478      563,552     8,934,972
   Health Care/Social Assistance                           12,581        10,324        12,819          7,039        7,836      761,716    14,471,823
   Information                                              1,710         1,388         2,023            887          989      215,787     3,996,564
   Manufacturing                                            4,030         2,964         4,278          1,728        1,971      507,870    18,286,005
   Management of Companies/Enterprises                         14             6             6              5            0        2,477        70,471
   Other services (excl. Public Admin.)                     4,952         4,139         5,235          2,598        2,926      359,425     6,320,632
   Professional/Scientific/Technical Services               3,726         2,919         3,588          1,892        2,149      400,633     7,596,861
   Public Administration                                    3,580         3,005         4,421          2,324        2,477      360,910     6,212,015
   Retail Trade                                            14,914        12,316        15,640          7,753        8,916      943,449    15,221,716
   Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities                     3,025         2,489         4,088          1,935        1,920      374,179     6,740,102
   Wholesale Trade                                          1,836         1,539         2,484          1,136        1,152      278,360     4,666,757




                                                                                                                                            D-6
 APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
 EXHIBIT D-3: EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (2000-2007)
 Source: Claritas



                                                      Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                        Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                       Industry                        30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida    U.S.
2000 Percentages
   Total                                                  100.0%        100.0%         100.0%         100.0%       100.0%     100.0%     100.0%
   Accomodation/Food Services                               8.0%          7.9%           7.3%           7.6%         8.0%       7.7%       6.1%
   Administration/Support/Waste Management Services         5.2%          5.2%           5.3%           5.1%         5.2%       4.8%       3.4%
   Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining              0.5%          0.5%           1.4%           1.0%         0.7%       1.3%       1.9%
   Arts/Entertainment/Recreation                            2.7%          2.6%           2.5%           2.5%         2.7%       2.8%       1.8%
   Construction                                            10.3%         10.7%          12.7%          10.5%        10.6%       8.0%       6.8%
   Educational Services                                     5.6%          5.8%           5.7%           6.3%         6.2%       7.2%       8.8%
   Finance/Insurance/Real Estate                            7.0%          6.9%           6.2%           6.6%         6.9%       8.1%       6.9%
   Health Care/Social Assistance                           15.1%         15.2%          13.8%          15.6%        15.5%      10.9%      11.2%
   Information                                              2.1%          2.0%           2.2%           2.0%         2.0%       3.1%       3.1%
   Manufacturing                                            4.8%          4.4%           4.6%           3.8%         3.9%       7.3%      14.1%
   Management of Companies/Enterprises                      0.0%          0.0%           0.0%           0.0%         0.0%       0.0%       0.1%
   Other services (excl. Public Admin.)                     6.0%          6.1%           5.6%           5.8%         5.8%       5.1%       4.9%
   Professional/Scientific/Technical Services               4.5%          4.3%           3.9%           4.2%         4.2%       5.7%       5.9%
   Public Administration                                    4.3%          4.4%           4.8%           5.1%         4.9%       5.2%       4.8%
   Retail Trade                                            17.9%         18.1%          16.8%          17.2%        17.6%      13.5%      11.7%
   Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities                     3.6%          3.7%           4.4%           4.3%         3.8%       5.3%       5.2%
   Wholesale Trade                                          2.2%          2.3%           2.7%           2.5%         2.3%       4.0%       3.6%




                                                                                                                                            D-7
 APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
 EXHIBIT D-3: EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (2000-2007)
 Source: Claritas



                                                      Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                        Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                       Industry                        30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida       U.S.
2007 (Source: Claritas)
   Total                                                  103,883        86,824       119,401         53,851       56,940    8,100,340   141,825,157
   Accomodation/Food Services                               7,983         6,581         8,352          4,001        4,484      618,645     8,508,440
   Administration/Support/Waste Management Services         5,442         4,489         6,354          2,869        2,929      384,280     4,774,897
   Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining                562           455         1,550            524          400      106,779     2,670,988
   Arts/Entertainment/Recreation                            2,727         2,163         2,896          1,341        1,532      233,295     2,545,182
   Construction                                            10,950         9,466        15,259          5,650        5,972      652,140     9,742,157
   Educational Services                                     5,766         4,900         6,685          3,323        3,546      580,545    12,376,868
   Finance/Insurance/Real Estate                            7,466         6,183         7,654          3,528        3,969      655,634     9,848,000
   Health Care/Social Assistance                           15,552        13,022        16,515          8,316        8,816      879,739    15,690,498
   Information                                              2,094         1,728         2,552          1,012        1,113      249,827     4,378,854
   Manufacturing                                            5,146         3,953         5,583          2,124        2,235      585,455    19,934,191
   Management of Companies/Enterprises                         47            36            35             29            0        2,975        79,300
   Other services (excl. Public Admin.)                     6,057         5,155         6,562          2,979        3,237      410,852     6,861,650
   Professional/Scientific/Technical Services               4,506         3,601         4,655          2,296        2,398      467,024     8,358,279
   Public Administration                                    4,378         3,732         5,527          2,674        2,773      420,339     6,836,942
   Retail Trade                                            19,170        16,239        20,873          9,516       10,110    1,094,089    16,649,623
   Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities                     3,627         3,049         5,036          2,220        2,127      434,996     7,412,469
   Wholesale Trade                                          2,410         2,072         3,313          1,449        1,299      323,726     5,156,819




                                                                                                                                            D-8
 APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
 EXHIBIT D-3: EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (2000-2007)
 Source: Claritas



                                                      Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                        Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                       Industry                        30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida    U.S.
2007 Percentages
   Total                                                  100.0%        100.0%         100.0%         100.0%       100.0%     100.0%     100.0%
   Accomodation/Food Services                               7.7%          7.6%           7.0%           7.4%         7.9%       7.6%       6.0%
   Administration/Support/Waste Management Services         5.2%          5.2%           5.3%           5.3%         5.1%       4.7%       3.4%
   Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining              0.5%          0.5%           1.3%           1.0%         0.7%       1.3%       1.9%
   Arts/Entertainment/Recreation                            2.6%          2.5%           2.4%           2.5%         2.7%       2.9%       1.8%
   Construction                                            10.5%         10.9%          12.8%          10.5%        10.5%       8.1%       6.9%
   Educational Services                                     5.6%          5.6%           5.6%           6.2%         6.2%       7.2%       8.7%
   Finance/Insurance/Real Estate                            7.2%          7.1%           6.4%           6.6%         7.0%       8.1%       6.9%
   Health Care/Social Assistance                           15.0%         15.0%          13.8%          15.4%        15.5%      10.9%      11.1%
   Information                                              2.0%          2.0%           2.1%           1.9%         2.0%       3.1%       3.1%
   Manufacturing                                            5.0%          4.6%           4.7%           3.9%         3.9%       7.2%      14.1%
   Management of Companies/Enterprises                      0.0%          0.0%           0.0%           0.1%         0.0%       0.0%       0.1%
   Other services (excl. Public Admin.)                     5.8%          5.9%           5.5%           5.5%         5.7%       5.1%       4.8%
   Professional/Scientific/Technical Services               4.3%          4.1%           3.9%           4.3%         4.2%       5.8%       5.9%
   Public Administration                                    4.2%          4.3%           4.6%           5.0%         4.9%       5.2%       4.8%
   Retail Trade                                            18.5%         18.7%          17.5%          17.7%        17.8%      13.5%      11.7%
   Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities                     3.5%          3.5%           4.2%           4.1%         3.7%       5.4%       5.2%
   Wholesale Trade                                          2.3%          2.4%           2.8%           2.7%         2.3%       4.0%       3.6%




                                                                                                                                            D-9
 APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
 EXHIBIT D-3: EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (2000-2007)
 Source: Claritas



                                                      Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                        Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                       Industry                        30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida      U.S.
Net Change (2000-2007)
   Total                                                   20,715        18,820        26,520           8,700        6,250   1,105,293   12,103,645
   Accomodation/Food Services                               1,362         1,206         1,590             586          449      78,986      604,630
   Administration/Support/Waste Management Services         1,078           981         1,390             560          291      47,874      380,364
   Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining                108            92           213              85           48      14,316      244,935
   Arts/Entertainment/Recreation                              493           426           577             207          179      40,494      238,697
   Construction                                             2,357         2,186         3,452             913          598      90,029      940,650
   Educational Services                                     1,071           959         1,377             499          422      77,296    1,005,662
   Finance/Insurance/Real Estate                            1,627         1,472         1,852             532          491      92,082      913,028
   Health Care/Social Assistance                            2,971         2,698         3,696           1,277          980     118,023    1,218,675
   Information                                                384           340           529             125          124      34,040      382,290
   Manufacturing                                            1,116           989         1,305             396          264      77,585    1,648,186
   Management of Companies/Enterprises                         33            30            29              24            0         498        8,829
   Other services (excl. Public Admin.)                     1,105         1,016         1,327             381          311      51,427      541,018
   Professional/Scientific/Technical Services                 780           682         1,067             404          249      66,391      761,418
   Public Administration                                      798           727         1,106             350          296      59,429      624,927
   Retail Trade                                             4,256         3,923         5,233           1,763        1,194     150,640    1,427,907
   Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities                       602           560           948             285          207      60,817      672,367
   Wholesale Trade                                            574           533           829             313          147      45,366      490,062




                                                                                                                                           D-10
 APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
 EXHIBIT D-3: EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY SECTOR (2000-2007)
 Source: Claritas



                                                      Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                        Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                           Industry                    30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida    U.S.
Percent Change (2000-2007)
   Total                                                   24.9%         27.7%          28.6%          19.3%        12.3%       15.8%      9.3%
   Accomodation/Food Services                              20.6%         22.4%          23.5%          17.2%        11.1%       14.6%      7.6%
   Administration/Support/Waste Management Services        24.7%         28.0%          28.0%          24.3%        11.0%       14.2%      8.7%
   Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Hunting/Mining             23.8%         25.3%          15.9%          19.4%        13.6%       15.5%     10.1%
   Arts/Entertainment/Recreation                           22.1%         24.5%          24.9%          18.3%        13.2%       21.0%     10.3%
   Construction                                            27.4%         30.0%          29.2%          19.3%        11.1%       16.0%     10.7%
   Educational Services                                    22.8%         24.3%          25.9%          17.7%        13.5%       15.4%      8.8%
   Finance/Insurance/Real Estate                           27.9%         31.2%          31.9%          17.8%        14.1%       16.3%     10.2%
   Health Care/Social Assistance                           23.6%         26.1%          28.8%          18.1%        12.5%       15.5%      8.4%
   Information                                             22.5%         24.5%          26.1%          14.1%        12.5%       15.8%      9.6%
   Manufacturing                                           27.7%         33.4%          30.5%          22.9%        13.4%       15.3%      9.0%
   Management of Companies/Enterprises                    235.7%        500.0%         483.3%         480.0%            --      20.1%     12.5%
   Other services (excl. Public Admin.)                    22.3%         24.5%          25.3%          14.7%        10.6%       14.3%      8.6%
   Professional/Scientific/Technical Services              20.9%         23.4%          29.7%          21.4%        11.6%       16.6%     10.0%
   Public Administration                                   22.3%         24.2%          25.0%          15.1%        11.9%       16.5%     10.1%
   Retail Trade                                            28.5%         31.9%          33.5%          22.7%        13.4%       16.0%      9.4%
   Transportation/Warehousing/Utilities                    19.9%         22.5%          23.2%          14.7%        10.8%       16.3%     10.0%
   Wholesale Trade                                         31.3%         34.6%          33.4%          27.6%        12.8%       16.3%     10.5%




                                                                                                                                           D-11
 APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-4: EMPLOYMENT BY MAJOR NAICS CODES (2005)
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce County Business Patterns



                                                                                        Charlotte
                       NAICS                                                           County, FL   Florida      U.S.
                          ----   Total                                                     35,792   7,107,378 116,317,003
                        11----   Forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support           10      16,165     168,744
                        21----   Mining                                                        60       5,588     497,272
                        22----   Utilities                                                     64      32,240     633,106
                        23----   Construction                                               4,316     477,670   6,781,327
                        31----   Manufacturing                                                652     371,432 13,667,337
                        42----   Wholesale trade                                              615     311,270   5,968,929
                        44----   Retail trade                                               8,611     987,307 15,338,672
                        48----   Transportation & warehousing                                 286     216,297   4,168,016
                        51----   Information                                                  646     174,999   3,402,599
                        52----   Finance & insurance                                        1,456     370,990   6,431,837
                        53----   Real estate & rental & leasing                             1,002     168,266   2,144,077
                        54----   Professional, scientific & technical services              1,888     422,953   7,689,366
                        55----   Management of companies & enterprises                         60     126,363   2,856,418
                        56----   Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services            1,621   1,239,827   9,280,282
                        61----   Educational services                                         166     119,169   2,879,374
                        62----   Health care and social assistance                          7,951     866,420 16,025,147
                        71----   Arts, entertainment & recreation                             547     166,236   1,936,484
                        72----   Accommodation & food services                              4,011     724,791 11,025,909
                        81----   Other services (except public administration)              1,796     308,134   5,390,954
                        99----   Unclassified establishments                                   60       1,261      31,153




                                                                                                                                        D-12
APPENDIX D                                                                                                         The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-4: EMPLOYMENT BY MAJOR NAICS CODES (2005)
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce County Business Patterns



                                                                                        Charlotte
                       NAICS                                                           County, FL   Florida    U.S.
                        11----   Forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support        0.0%        0.2%     0.1%
                        21----   Mining                                                     0.2%        0.1%     0.4%
                        22----   Utilities                                                  0.2%        0.5%     0.5%
                        23----   Construction                                              12.1%        6.7%     5.8%
                        31----   Manufacturing                                              1.8%        5.2%    11.8%
                        42----   Wholesale trade                                            1.7%        4.4%     5.1%
                        44----   Retail trade                                              24.1%       13.9%    13.2%
                        48----   Transportation & warehousing                               0.8%        3.0%     3.6%
                        51----   Information                                                1.8%        2.5%     2.9%
                        52----   Finance & insurance                                        4.1%        5.2%     5.5%
                        53----   Real estate & rental & leasing                             2.8%        2.4%     1.8%
                        54----   Professional, scientific & technical services              5.3%        6.0%     6.6%
                        55----   Management of companies & enterprises                      0.2%        1.8%     2.5%
                        56----   Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services            4.5%       17.4%     8.0%
                        61----   Educational services                                       0.5%        1.7%     2.5%
                        62----   Health care and social assistance                         22.2%       12.2%    13.8%
                        71----   Arts, entertainment & recreation                           1.5%        2.3%     1.7%
                        72----   Accommodation & food services                             11.2%       10.2%     9.5%
                        81----   Other services (except public administration)              5.0%        4.3%     4.6%
                        99----   Unclassified establishments                                0.2%        0.0%     0.0%




                                                                                                                                     D-13
APPENDIX D                                                                                                      The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
    EXHIBIT D-5: EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION CATEGORY (2000)
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau


                                                                    Sports Park Sports Park Airport Park Airport Park
                                                                      Summer       Winter     Summer        Winter       Charlotte
                                                                     30-Min CZ   30-Min CZ   30-Min CZ    30-Min CZ     County, FL   Florida      U.S.
Actual Employment
   Total                                                               105,567       26,455       55,051      45,458        50,690   6,995,047 129,721,512
    Management, professional, and related occupations                   27,429        7,038       14,014      11,775        13,764   2,206,193 43,646,731
     Management, business, and financial operations occupations         10,923        2,418        5,075       4,246         5,063     925,350 17,448,038
       Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers          7,714        1,700        3,457       2,847         3,517     620,803 11,115,046
       Farmers and farm managers                                            77           25           34          34            68      14,685     773,218
       Business and financial operations occupations:                    3,132          693        1,584       1,365         1,478     289,862   5,559,774
        Business operations specialists                                  1,521          327          747         661           743     141,299   2,718,121
        Financial specialists                                            1,611          366          837         704           735     148,563   2,841,653
     Professional and related occupations                               16,506        4,620        8,939       7,529         8,701   1,280,843 26,198,693
       Computer and mathematical occupations                               901          157          304         250           308     132,993   3,168,447
       Architecture and engineering occupations                          1,182          221          454         401           515     115,723   2,659,298
       Life, physical, and social science occupations                      381           82          199         154           175      41,474   1,203,443
       Community and social services occupations                         1,300          377          691         590           667      95,222   1,953,184
       Legal occupations                                                   604          140          305         220           313      82,902   1,412,737
       Education, training, and library occupations                      4,177        1,173        2,222       1,883         2,157     331,443   7,337,276
       Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations        1,635          405          919         752           728     136,793   2,484,201
       Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations                6,326        2,065        3,845       3,279         3,838     344,293   5,980,107
    Service occupations                                                 19,555        5,603       11,802       9,683        10,570   1,183,660 19,276,947
     Healthcare support occupations                                      2,658          849        1,702       1,382         1,565     142,094   2,592,815
     Protective service occupations                                      2,569          723        1,260       1,062         1,318     169,761   2,549,906
     Food preparation and serving related occupations                    5,888        1,895        3,843       3,204         3,671     386,164   6,251,618
     Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations           5,223        1,237        3,017       2,428         2,361     288,603   4,254,365
     Personal care and service occupations                               3,217          899        1,980       1,607         1,655     197,038   3,628,243
    Sales and office occupations                                        32,600        7,988       16,551      13,653        15,028   2,066,191 34,621,390
     Sales and related occupations                                      15,693        3,970        8,095       6,705         7,769     936,117 14,592,699
     Office and administrative support occupations                      16,907        4,018        8,456       6,948         7,259   1,130,074 20,028,691
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations                             351           57          123         123           239      63,572     951,810
    Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations               14,875        3,212        6,930       5,696         6,398     717,333 12,256,138
     Construction and extraction occupations                             9,538        2,120        4,539       3,749         4,076     431,996   7,149,269
     Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations                   5,337        1,092        2,391       1,947         2,322     285,337   5,106,869
    Production, transportation, and material moving occupations         10,757        2,557        5,631       4,528         4,691     758,098 18,968,496
     Production occupations                                              4,893        1,134        2,700       2,048         2,026     362,045 11,008,625
     Transportation and material moving occupations                      5,864        1,423        2,931       2,480         2,665     396,053   7,959,871
                                                                                                                                              D-14
     APPENDIX D                                                                                                          The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-6: EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION CATEGORY (2007)
Source: Claritas



                                               Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                 Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                                                30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL    Florida       U.S.
       Actual Employment
          Architecture/Engineering                     962           812         1,253             572          588     136,487    2,978,769
          Arts/Design/Entert/Sports/Media            1,640         1,325         1,639             747          825     158,026    2,687,180
          Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maint            5,261         4,281         5,996           2,230        2,625     327,464    4,562,681
          Business operations specialists            1,619         1,396         1,810             781          861     166,349    3,012,092
          Financial specialists                      1,554         1,274         1,564             822          844     174,632    3,149,376
          Community/Social Services                  1,237         1,036         1,512             724          749     109,187    2,109,021
          Computer and Mathematical                    724           603           830             405          339     156,846    3,532,863
          Construction/Extraction                    8,144         7,056        11,586           4,179        4,450     495,671    7,831,673
          Education/Training/Library                 4,164         3,533         4,306           2,177        2,477     384,446    8,019,616
          Farming/Fishing/Forestry                     332           297         1,043             353          285      71,902    1,048,574
          Food Preparation/Serving Related           7,138         5,976         7,067           3,549        4,059     440,493    6,695,283
          Healthcare Practitioner/Technician         7,500         6,408         7,495           3,946        4,352     404,176    6,574,092
          Healthcare Support                         3,167         2,638         3,304           1,568        1,736     160,968    2,769,763
          Installation/Maintenance/Repair            4,740         4,053         5,952           2,640        2,594     329,888    5,613,216
          Legal                                        612           490           712             344          352      95,443    1,530,167
          Life/Physical/Social Science                 408           324           490             167          202      47,915    1,306,098
          Management incl Farmers/Farm Mgrs          6,990         5,690         7,692           3,979        4,123     753,916   13,269,955
          Office/Administrative Support             15,726        13,080        18,191           7,942        8,148   1,305,439   21,859,211
          Personal Care/Service                      3,469         2,836         3,841           1,698        1,820     227,119    3,957,176
          Production                                 4,652         3,807         5,652           2,261        2,220     410,803   11,845,190
          Protective Service                         2,374         1,974         2,991           1,520        1,489     197,992    2,802,412
          Sales/Related                             16,137        13,379        17,345           8,379        8,862   1,091,318   16,053,382
          Transportation/Material Moving             5,330         4,558         7,132           2,870        2,940     453,860    8,617,367




                                                                                                                                           D-15
APPENDIX D                                                                                                            The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-6: EMPLOYMENT BY OCCUPATION CATEGORY (2007)
Source: Claritas



                                               Sports Park   Sports Park   Airport Park   Airport Park
                                                 Summer         Winter       Summer          Winter       Charlotte
                                                30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ     30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ     County, FL    Florida    U.S.
       Percentage of Labor Force
          Architecture/Engineering                   0.9%          0.9%           1.0%           1.1%         1.0%        1.7%      2.1%
          Arts/Design/Entert/Sports/Media            1.6%          1.5%           1.4%           1.4%         1.4%        2.0%      1.9%
          Building/Grounds Cleaning/Maint            5.1%          4.9%           5.0%           4.1%         4.6%        4.0%      3.2%
          Business operations specialists            1.6%          1.6%           1.5%           1.5%         1.5%        2.1%      2.1%
          Financial specialists                      1.5%          1.5%           1.3%           1.5%         1.5%        2.2%      2.2%
          Community/Social Services                  1.2%          1.2%           1.3%           1.3%         1.3%        1.3%      1.5%
          Computer and Mathematical                  0.7%          0.7%           0.7%           0.8%         0.6%        1.9%      2.5%
          Construction/Extraction                    7.8%          8.1%           9.7%           7.8%         7.8%        6.1%      5.5%
          Education/Training/Library                 4.0%          4.1%           3.6%           4.0%         4.4%        4.7%      5.7%
          Farming/Fishing/Forestry                   0.3%          0.3%           0.9%           0.7%         0.5%        0.9%      0.7%
          Food Preparation/Serving Related           6.9%          6.9%           5.9%           6.6%         7.1%        5.4%      4.7%
          Healthcare Practitioner/Technician         7.2%          7.4%           6.3%           7.3%         7.6%        5.0%      4.6%
          Healthcare Support                         3.0%          3.0%           2.8%           2.9%         3.0%        2.0%      2.0%
          Installation/Maintenance/Repair            4.6%          4.7%           5.0%           4.9%         4.6%        4.1%      4.0%
          Legal                                      0.6%          0.6%           0.6%           0.6%         0.6%        1.2%      1.1%
          Life/Physical/Social Science               0.4%          0.4%           0.4%           0.3%         0.4%        0.6%      0.9%
          Management incl Farmers/Farm Mgrs          6.7%          6.6%           6.4%           7.4%         7.2%        9.3%      9.4%
          Office/Administrative Support             15.1%         15.1%          15.2%          14.7%        14.3%       16.1%     15.4%
          Personal Care/Service                      3.3%          3.3%           3.2%           3.2%         3.2%        2.8%      2.8%
          Production                                 4.5%          4.4%           4.7%           4.2%         3.9%        5.1%      8.4%
          Protective Service                         2.3%          2.3%           2.5%           2.8%         2.6%        2.4%      2.0%
          Sales/Related                             15.5%         15.4%          14.5%          15.6%        15.6%       13.5%     11.3%
          Transportation/Material Moving             5.1%          5.2%           6.0%           5.3%         5.2%        5.6%      6.1%




                                                                                                                                           D-16
APPENDIX D                                                                                                            The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-7: AVERAGE EARNINGS BY MAJOR NAICS CODES (2005)
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce County Business Patterns



                                                                                      Charlotte
                    NAICS                                                            County, FL    Florida     U.S.
                     ------    Total                                                     $28,738     $33,655    $38,539
                      11----   Forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support           N/A     $21,882    $30,198
                      21----   Mining                                                        N/A     $51,462    $61,985
                      22----   Utilities                                                 $39,781     $65,134    $73,120
                      23----   Construction                                              $34,725     $38,630    $43,136
                      31----   Manufacturing                                             $37,940     $40,133    $43,951
                      42----   Wholesale trade                                           $37,241     $44,964    $51,754
                      44----   Retail trade                                              $21,808     $23,754    $22,691
                      48----   Transportation & warehousing                              $31,752     $37,079    $37,038
                      51----   Information                                               $42,988     $50,457    $59,698
                      52----   Finance & insurance                                       $43,691     $54,523    $69,458
                      53----   Real estate & rental & leasing                            $30,637     $38,430    $38,147
                      54----   Professional, scientific & technical services             $43,346     $51,777    $59,362
                      55----   Management of companies & enterprises                         N/A     $68,054    $85,465
                      56----   Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services           $22,122     $27,209    $27,521
                      61----   Educational services                                      $22,145     $29,211    $28,660
                      62----   Health care and social assistance                         $36,397     $37,798    $36,796
                      71----   Arts, entertainment & recreation                          $15,952     $24,552    $27,336
                      72----   Accommodation & food services                             $12,364     $14,816    $13,971
                      81----   Other services (except public administration)             $18,820     $22,063    $23,647
                      99----   Unclassified establishments                                   N/A     $18,973    $17,257




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                     The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-8: MEDIAN ANNUAL EARNINGS BY SELECTED BENCHMARK OCCUPATION CATEGORY
Source: Salary.com or SalarySource.com



                                                Occupation Description     Punta Gorda   U.S. Average
                                         Accounting Clerk                      $27,995       $31,692
                                         Assistant, Administrative             $34,961       $39,898
                                         CAD Drafter                           $37,670       $43,094
                                         Civil Engineer                        $56,763       $67,091
                                         Computer Programmer                   $46,731       $55,160
                                         Customer Service Representative       $29,121       $32,962
                                         Electronics Technician                $35,297       $40,062
                                         Engineering Technician                $39,017       $45,151
                                         Lab Technologist                      $32,972       $37,263
                                         Maintenance Specialist                $33,333       $37,868
                                         Machinist - Journey                   $34,749       $39,720
                                         Nurse, Licensed Practical             $31,157       $35,136
                                         Nursing, Certified Assistant          $22,331       $25,701
                                         PC Support Specialist                 $48,250       $56,510
                                         Secretary, Executive                  $39,023       $45,215
                                         Analyst, Systems                      $62,352       $73,470
                                         Tool & Die Maker                      $41,332       $48,578
                                         Assembler                             $22,934       $26,212




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APPENDIX D                                                                                              The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-9: POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (IPEDS)



                                                                                                   Total Fall
                                                                                                  Enrollment Total Graduates
                                 Less-than-Four-Year Institutions                  Location         (2006)        (2006)
                        Charlotte County
                         Charlotte Technical Center                              Port Charlotte      898           422
                         Edison Community College-Charlotte Campus               Punta Gorda        2,500          N/A
                        Total:                                                                     3,398+         422+
                        Sarasota and Manatee Counties
                         Keiser College - Sarasota Campus                          Sarasota          N/A           N/A
                         Manatee Community College                                 Bradenton        9,080         1,251
                        Total:                                                                     9,080+        1,251+
                        Lee County
                         Edison Community College                                  Ft. Myers        10,653        1,313
                         Southwest Florida College                                 Ft. Myers        1,821          832
                         Lee County High Tech Center Central                       Ft. Myers         509           232
                         Lee County High Tech Center North                        Cape Coral         184           72
                        Total:                                                                     13,167        2,449
                        Total - Two Year Institutions                                              25,645+       4,122+

                                                                                                   Total Fall
                                                                                                  Enrollment Total Graduates
                                 More-than-Four-Year Institutions                  Location         (2006)        (2006)
                        Charlotte County
                         Florida Gulf Coast University - Charlotte Branch         Punta Gorda        N/A           N/A
                         IMPAC University                                         Punta Gorda        N/A           N/A
                        Total:                                                                        -             -
                        Sarasota and Manatee Counties
                         Goshen College - Sarasota Campus                           Sarasota         N/A           N/A
                         New College of Florida                                     Sarasota         746           130
                         University of South Florida - Sarasota Campus              Sarasota         N/A           N/A
                        Total:                                                                      746+          130+
                        Lee County
                         Florida Gulf Coast University                             Ft. Myers        7,249         1,212
                         Hodges University (formerly International College         Ft. Myers        1,673          575
                        Total:                                                                      8,922         1,787
                        Total - Four-year or More Institutions                                     9,668+        1,917+
                        Grand Total:                                                               35,313+       6,039+
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APPENDIX D                                                                                                               The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-10: AREA SCHOOLS - DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES CONFERRED IN 2005
Source: U.S. Department of Education



                                                                                                                                   Less-than-
                                                                                                        1-2 Year      2-4 Year       1-Year
       Institution Name                                    Description                                 Certificate   Certificate   Certificate
       CHARLOTTE          Cosmetic Services, General                                                            20
       TECHNICAL          Cosmetic Services, Other                                                                                          47
       CENTER             Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other                                             17
                          Electrical Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician            16
                          Carpenters                                                                             6
                          Auto/Automotive Mechanic / Technician                                                                3
                          Dental Assistant                                                                      20
                          Practical Nurse (L P NTraining)                                                       24
                          Nurse Assistant / Aide                                                                                           268
                          Accounting                                                                             6
                          Administrative Assistant / Secretarial Science, General                                7




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                           The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-11: AIR TRAVEL INFORMATION
Source: OAG, Inc.



                                               Southwest Florida Int'l Airport Sarasota Bradenton Int'l Airport
                                                           (RSW)                            (SRQ)
                                                Daily Direct                   Daily Direct
                           Destination City       Flights      Flight Time       Flights        Flight Time
                    Atlanta, GA                      11          1 hr, 45 mins      10             1 hr, 35 mins
                    Baltimore, MD                     4        2 hrs, 20 mins        1            2 hrs, 13 mins
                    Boston, MA                        2        3 hrs, 10 mins         --                       --
                    Charlotte, NC                     4          1 hr, 50 mins       3             1 hr, 40 mins
                    Chicago, IL                       7        2 hrs, 50 mins        2            2 hrs, 35 mins
                    Cincinnati, OH                    2        2 hrs, 30 mins        1            2 hrs, 25 mins
                    Cleveland, OH                     1        2 hrs, 35 mins         --                       --
                    Dallas/Fort Worth, TX             2        2 hrs, 45 mins         --                       --
                    Denver, CO                        1        3 hrs, 55 mins         --                       --
                    Houston, TX                       3        2 hrs, 30 mins        1            2 hrs, 37 mins
                    Indianapolis, IN                  3        2 hrs, 35 mins        1            2 hrs, 17 mins
                    Kansas City, MO                   1        2 hrs, 55 mins        1            2 hrs, 55 mins
                    Miami, FL                         4        0 hrs, 55 mins         --                       --
                    Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN          2        3 hrs, 30 mins         --                       --
                    New York, NY                      8          3 hrs, 0 mins       3            2 hrs, 50 mins
                    Philadelphia, PA                  3        2 hrs, 45 mins         --                       --
                    Pittsburgh, PA                    1        2 hrs, 30 mins         --                       --
                    St. Louis, MO                     1        2 hrs, 25 mins         --                       --
                    Tampa, FL                         2        0 hrs, 50 mins        2            0 hrs, 25 mins
                    Washington, DC                    5        2 hrs, 20 mins        2            2 hrs, 15 mins




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                 The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-12: HIGHWAY TRAVEL INFORMATION
Source: Mapquest



                                                       Port Charlotte, FL
                               Destination City   Highway Miles Driving Time
                        Tampa, FL                        95        1 hr, 42 mins
                        Miami, FL                       184       3 hrs, 11 mins
                        Jacksonville, FL                180       4 hrs, 59 mins
                        Orlando, FL                     167       2 hrs, 47 mins
                        Savannah, GA                    417        7 hrs, 9 mins
                        Tallahassee, FL                 367       5 hrs, 57 mins




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APPENDIX D                                                                         The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-13: QUALITY OF LIFE MEASURES
Source: Claritas, 2005 City and County Extra Data Book, National Association of Home Builders



                                                        Sports Park     Sports Park    Airport Park    Airport Park
                                                          Summer           Winter        Summer           Winter        Charlotte
                                                         30-Min CZ       30-Min CZ      30-Min CZ       30-Min CZ      County, FL   Florida     U.S.
Commuting (2007)
 (Source: Claritas)
    % of Workforce With Under 15-minute commute
    or work at home                                           34.0%          33.0%           28.9%           35.9%          37.2%      26.7%      31.2%
    % of Workforce with 15 to 29-minute commute               35.3%          35.7%           38.0%           36.7%          36.0%      36.4%      34.9%
    % of Workforce with 30 to 59-minute commute               24.7%          25.2%           26.4%           21.2%          20.4%      30.0%      26.0%
    % of Workforce with 60-minute or more commute              6.0%           6.2%            6.8%            6.2%           6.4%       6.9%       7.8%

Housing
 (Source: Claritas)
    Median Home Value 2006                                 $196,433        $194,651       $178,511        $185,849       $190,290   $194,467    $172,914

Cost of Living
 (Source: ERI, Inc.)
    Affordability Index                                            --             --              --              --        102.8       107.3      100.0

Crime (2003)
 (Source: FBI Crime Statistics)
    Property Crimes per 100,000 People                             --             --              --              --        2,995      4,452      3,588
    Violent Crimes per 100,000 People                              --             --              --              --          283        730        475

Health Care
 (Source: 2005 City and County Extra Data Book)
    Physicians, Total 2000                                         --             --              --              --         292      33,929    587,994
    Physicians per 100,000 people, 2000                            --             --              --              --         206         212        209
    Hospitals, Total 1998                                          --             --              --              --           3         214      5,214
    Hospital Beds, 1998                                            --             --              --              --         652      51,241    895,681
    Hospital Beds per 100,000 people, 1998                         --             --              --              --         483         344        331




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                                    The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-14: CURRENT STATE OF FLORIDA WORKERS' COMPENSATION
AND LABOR LEGISLATION
Source: WDG Database



         Unemployment Insurance
            Unemployment insurance rate (avg. existing employers)                                          0.32%-5.4%
            Unemployment insurance rate (for new employers)                                                2.7%
            Unemployment insurance taxable base (2006)                                                     $7,000
            Unemployment insurance maximum weekly benefit amount                                           $275

         Workers' Compensation
            Maximum weekly benefit (1/2004)                                                                $651
            Blended Rate per $100 payroll-- all mfg.                                                       $6.06
            Rate for Clericals Code 8810                                                                   $0.59
            Waiting period (days)                                                                          7
            Automatic cost of living increase for total disability?                                        No
            Employee allowed to choose any physician?                                                      No*
            Physician list provided by                                                                     Employer
            Mental stress generally allowed as a compensable injury as a result of cumulative trauma?      No
            Carpal tunnel generally allowed as a compensable injury as a result of cumulative trauma?      Yes
            Back generally allowed as a compensable injury as a result of cumulative trauma?               Yes
            Neck generally allowed as a compensable injury as a result of cumulative trauma?               Yes
            Cardiovascular generally allowed as a compensable injury as a result of cumulative trauma?     No
            Second medical opinion allowed from physician chosen by employee, but paid for by employer.    N/A
            Coverage for Permanent Partial                                                                 N/A
             *Employee has initial choice only if employer does not have a managed-care plan established




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                       The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-14: CURRENT STATE OF FLORIDA WORKERS' COMPENSATION
AND LABOR LEGISLATION
Source: WDG Database




         Labor Legislation
            Employment at will?                                                                      Yes
            If yes, significant restrictions (from employers standpoint)                             No
            Restrictions on employee drug testing                                                    No
            Telephone monitoring restrictions for regulation of productivity (or customer service)   Yes, Two-Party Consent
            Plant Closing Law stricter than Federal?                                                 No
            ADA legislation stricter than Federal?                                                   No
            Ban on hiring replacement workers during a strike?                                       No
            Striking workers entitled to unemployment insurance?                                     No
            Relatively difficult for an employer to contest and win a workers' comp. claim?          No
            Relatively difficult for an employer to contest and win an unemployment ins. claim?      No
            Right to Work law in effect?                                                             Yes
            EEO hiring standards more restrictive than Federal?                                      No
            Sexual harassment laws more restrictive than Federal?                                    No
            Mandated parental leave legislation more generous than Federal?                          No
            Onerous provisions for wrongful discharge                                                No
            Restrictions on applicant testing                                                        No




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                  The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-15: STATE OF FLORIDA TAX POLICIES
Source: WDG Database



             Subject To Property Tax
                Production Machinery & Equipment       Yes
                Non-Production Machinery & Equipment   Yes
                Pollution Control Equipment            Yes (Valued at not greater than salvage value)
                Computer Hardware                      Yes
                Computer Software, Customized          Yes
                Computer Software, Standard            Yes
                Telecommunications Equipment           Yes
                Office FF&E                            Yes
                Office Supplies                        Yes
                Inventory: Raw Materials               No
                Inventory: Work in Progress            No
                Inventory: Finished Goods              No
                Freeport Exemption--Type               Yes-if in a foreign trade zone or to another state up to 180 days

                Direct Mail Lists                      No




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APPENDIX D                                                                                              The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-15: STATE OF FLORIDA TAX POLICIES
Source: WDG Database



             Intangible Property Tax
                 Yes or No                    Yes (see below)
                 Capital Stock                (see below)
                 Accounts Receivable          (see below)
                 Notes:                       Effective January 1, 2007, Chapter Law 2006-312, L.O F.,
                                              repeals the annual tax on intangible personal property such as
                                              stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money market funds, and
                                              unsecured notes.The repeal did not include:
                                              - The nonrecurring tax on a note, bond, or other obligation for
                                              payment of money that is secured by a mortgage deed or other
                                              lien on real property. Taxpayers who are lending money secured
                                              by a mortgage on Florida real property must still pay the
                                              nonrecurring intangible tax. These payments are generally made
                                              to the Clerk of Court in the county where the instrument is
                                              recorded
                                              recorded.
                                              - The recurring tax on the lease of real property owned by a
                                              government and leased to a non-governmental entity when
                                              rental payments are due. Taxpayers that lease property from a
                                              governmental entity must still file and pay the governmental
                                              leasehold intangible tax annually, if the amount of tax owed
                                              before discount is $60 or more.
             Sales/Use Tax
                 Maximum State Rate           6.0%
                 Maximum Local Add-on         1% in Charlotte County




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APPENDIX D                                                                                  The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-15: STATE OF FLORIDA TAX POLICIES
Source: WDG Database



             Subject To Sales/Use Tax
                Production Machinery & Equip.                 New companies-No/ Expanding companies-Yes with a
                                                              maximum of $50K per year
                Non-Prod Machinery & Equip.                   Yes
                Pollution Control Equip.                      No
                Office FF&E                                   Yes
                Telecommunications Equipment                  Yes
                Computer Hardware                             Yes
                Computer Software - Customized                No
                Computer Software - Standard                  Yes
                Raw Materials                                 No
                Office Supplies                               Yes
                Electric Power                                Yes
                Natural Gas                                   No
                Water                                         No
                Sewer                                         No
                Hazardous Waste Disposal                      No
                Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal                  No
                Telephone - Local                             Yes
                Telephone - Intra-State                       Yes
                Telephone - Inter-State                       Yes
                Telephone - 1-800 - Intra-State               Yes
                Telephone - 1-800 - Inter-State
                                                              Yes--All telephone calls are subject to a 9.5% tax. This includes
                                                              7% sales and 2.5% gross receipts. For incoming 1-800 calls
                                                              originating out of state, a company can cap the sales tax at
                                                              $50,000 a year. Application must be made to FL Dept. Of
                                                              Revenue for a direct payment permit. However, the cap does
                                                              not include the 2.5% gross receipts tax. That applies without
                                                              any ceiling to all calls including incoming 1-800.
                Telephone - WATS- Intra-State                 Yes
                Telephone - WATS- Inter-State                 Yes
                Direct Mail Lists                             Yes
                Professional Services                         No
                Building construction materials, Office       Yes
                Building construction materials, Industrial   Yes
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APPENDIX D                                                                                                   The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-15: STATE OF FLORIDA TAX POLICIES
Source: WDG Database




             State Taxation Of The Internet
                 Access to Internet                No
                 Sales of goods over Internet      Yes
                 Downloaded information/software   No
                 Canned software                   Yes
                 Custom software                   No
             Corporate Income Tax
                Maximum State Tax Rate             5.5%
                Taxable Base                       Net income
                Waters-Edge or Unitary             Neither
                Federal Taxes Deduction            No
                States With No Local Add-on        None
             Franchise Tax
                Existing Policy                    No
                Tax Rate                           -
                Basis                              -
             Other Corporate Taxes
                Stamp Documentation                Yes (Documentary Excise Tax)
                 State Rate                        35 cents per $100 of face value
                 Maximum Local Rate                Surtax at rate not to exceed 45 cents per $100 of consideration

                 Mortgage Recording                Yes (Documentary Excise Tax)
                  State Rate                       35 cents per $100 of face value
                  Maximum Local Rate               Surtax at rate not to exceed 45 cents per $100 of consideration
                                                   (Single family residences exempt)
                 Realty Transfer                   Yes (Documentary Excise Tax)
                  State Rate                       70 cents per $100 of the consideration
                  Maximum Local Rate               Surtax at rate not to exceed 45 cents per $100 of consideration
                                                   (Single family residences exempt)
             Personal Income Tax
                Maximum State Tax Rate             None
                Taxable Base                       -
                States With No Local Add-on        None

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APPENDIX D                                                                                        The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Property Tax Abatement
                Is this incentive available?                                        Yes (Local option)
                Machinery & equipment                                               No
                Raw materials                                                       No
                Land (total or improved value)                                      Yes (Improved) local option
                Building (total or improved value)                                  Yes (Improved) local option
                Abatement available to industrial, office, & distribution           Yes
                employers?
                Abatement applicable to City tax?                                   Yes (Local option)
                Abatement applicable to County tax?                                 Yes (Local option)
                Abatement applicable to School tax?                                 No
                Length of abatement (yrs.)                                          Up to 10 years
                Sliding scale formula (yes or no)                                   No
                Abatement in yr. one (%)                                            Up to 100% varies depending on number of years
                Abatement in final yr. (%)                                          Up to 100% varies depending on number of years
                Can a co. that leases space or equipment take advantage of          Yes
                the abatement?
                Geographic restrictions to qualify for credit                       None (Local option)
                Other restrictions                                                  None

             Corporate Income Tax Credits For New Job Creation
               Is this incentive available?                                         Yes (The QTI program can provide a refund of any state tax
                                                                                    including corporate income, sales, gross premium, intangible,
                                                                                    ad valorem)
                Program name                                                        Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program (QTI)
                Min. jobs that must be created                                      At least 10 full-time equivalent jobs or if an expansion, a 10%
                                                                                    increase in employment
                Credit per job                                                      Refund of up to $5,000 per job ($7,500 in an Enterprise Zone)
                                                                                    Average refund is $2,500
                # of years credit applies                                           One-time credit paid out over a minimum of 4 years
                Max. total credit allowed                                           25% of total refund per year, not to exceed a total of $5 million
                                                                                    ($7.5 million in an Enterprise Zone)
                Carry forward (# of years)                                          Yes unlimited
                Credit available to industrial, office, & distribution employers?   Yes, headquarters and selected target industries

                Geographic restrictions to qualify for credit                       None
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APPENDIX D                                                                                                                       The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Corporate Income Tax Credits For New Job Creation, continued
               Other restrictions                                       Must pay at least 115% of state, county or MSA average
                                                                        annual wage, whichever lowest. Program requires local
                                                                        support (20% of refund amount must come from local entity)
                                                                        Either of these restrictions may be waived in rural areas or
                                                                        EZ's

             Corporate Income Tax Credits For New Capital Investment
               Is this incentive available?                                         Yes
               Program name                                                         Capital Investment Tax Credit available to High-Impact
                                                                                    Industries
                Min. investment to qualify for credit                               $25 million. Sliding scale for eligible capital costs; investment
                                                                                    of $100 million or more 100% of investment, $50 million but
                                                                                    less than $100 million 75%, $25 million but less than $50
                                                                                    million 50%
                Credit formula                                                      Equal to 5% of eligible capital costs generated by or arising
                                                                                    out of, a qualifying project
                # of years credit applies                                           Not to exceed 20 years
                Max. total credit allowed                                           Not to exceed 100% of qualifying project's eligible capital costs

                Carry forward (# years)                                             None
                Credit available to industrial, office, & distribution employers?   Biomedical technology, financial services, information
                                                                                    technology, silicon technology, and production segment of
                                                                                    transportation equipment manufacturing
                Geographic restrictions to qualify for credit
                Other restrictions                                                  Capital Investment Tax Credit may be applied against income
                                                                                    tax liability after any applicable bank and savings association
                                                                                    tax credit, gasohol development tax credit, and credit for
                                                                                    payments to the HMO Consumer Assistance Plan. Must
                                                                                    create a minimum of 100 jobs




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                                       The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Sales/Use Tax Credit Program
                Is this incentive available?                                        Yes (Sales tax exemption)
                Program name                                                        Electrical Sales Tax Exemption
                Eligibility requirements                                            Must register with WAGES (Work & Gain Economic Self
                                                                                    Sufficiency Act). Electricity used for exempt purpose has to be
                                                                                    separately meteredor if it is not separately metered it is
                                                                                    irrevocably presumed that 50% of the charge for the electricity
                                                                                    will be for nonexempt purposes. Program limited to specific
                                                                                    Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes, manufacturers

                Purchases that qualify for credit                                   Electricity used directly and exclusively at a fixed location to
                                                                                    operate machinery and equipment that is used to
                                                                                    manufacture, process, compound, or produce items of
                                                                                    tangible personal property for sale, or to operate pollution
                                                                                    control equipment, recycling equipment, maintenance
                                                                                    equipment, or monitoring control equipment used in such
                                                                                    situations
                Applicable to state and local sales/use tax                         State only
                Max. total credit allowed                                           Phased-in exemption, Beginning July 1, 1996 a 20%
                                                                                    exemption will apply. The exemption is increased by 20%
                                                                                    each succeeding July 1 until July 1, 2000 when the charges
                                                                                    will be fully exempted
                Carry forward (# years)                                             NA
                Credit available to industrial, office, & distribution employers?   Manufacturing and mining, program is SIC Code specific

                Geographic restrictions to qualify for credit                       None

             R & D Tax Credit Program
                Is this incentive available?                                        No (Sales tax exemptions for certain R&D activities)




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                                        The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Industrial Revenue Bond Financing
                Is this incentive available?                                   Yes
                Program name                                                   Industrial Revenue Bond Program
                Financing available to industrial, office, and distribution    Mfg
                employers?
                Maximum amount financed per project                            $10 million
                Uses for which bonds can be applied (e.g., fixed assets,       Fixed assets
                working capital)
                Typical percentage points below prime                          1.5-2.5%

             Loan Guarantee Program
               Is this incentive available?                                    No

             Low Interest Loan Program (Other than small bus. or bridge financing)
               Is this incentive available?                               No

             Grant Programs
                Is this incentive available?                                   No (See Pre-employment training / Quick Response Training
                                                                               Grants

             Pre-Employment Training
                Is this incentive available?                                   Yes
                Program name                                                   Quick Response Training (QRT) Grants
                Is program 100% state funded                                   No, a 50-50 state/company participation
                Can the company recruit and screen candidates?                 Yes
                Will the state recruit and pre-screen candidates?              Yes
                Must trainees be classified as economically disadvantaged or   No
                displaced?
                Must all trainees who successfully complete the program be     Yes, must be on company payroll to qualify for training
                offered a job?
                Wages mandatory for trainees                                   Goal is to pay at least 115% of average annual state, county,
                                                                               or MSA wage
                % Typically paid by company                                    0%
                Typical value of program per employee                          Average $600. No maximum per project



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APPENDIX D                                                                                                                 The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Enterprise Zone Legislation
                Is this incentive available?                                   Yes
                Program name                                                   FL Enterprise Zones

             Employment Tax Credit In An Enterprise Zone
               Is this incentive available?                                      Yes
               Program name                                                      EZ Jobs Tax Credit (Corporate Income Tax) see also EZ Jobs
                                                                                 Tax Credit (Sales & Use Tax)
                Credit applies to which tax                                      Corporate income tax
                Minimum number of jobs that must be created                      1
                Amount of credit per job created                                 20% of wages of new employees who are residents of a FL
                                                                                 enterprise zone. If 20% or more of the permanent, full-time
                                                                                 employees are residents of a FL enterprise zone the credit is
                                                                                 30% of wages paid to new employees who are residents of a
                                                                                 FL enterprise zone
                Number of years credit can be earned for each new job            One-time credit (employee must work 1 full year)
                Maximum total credit allowed                                     $2,700 per new hire
                Carry forward (# of years)                                       5
                To be eligible must new hires live in enterprise zone?           Yes they must be residents of a FL enterprise zone
                To be eligible must new hires live in city where enterprise zone No
                is located?
                To be eligible must new hires be unemployed or economically No
                disadvantaged?
                Other restrictions                                               New employees must have been employed by the business for
                                                                                 at least 3 consecutive months. Business must earn more than
                                                                                 $5,000 to take advantage of the credit.This credit is not
                                                                                 available if the Credit Against Sales Tax for Job Creation is
                                                                                 taken. Leased employees must continuously be leased to an
                                                                                 employer for more than 6 months




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APPENDIX D                                                                                                                The WADLEY-DONOVAN GROUP
EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Sales/Use Tax Credit In An Enterprise Zone
                Is this incentive available?                            Yes
                Program name                                            Sales tax refund for business machinery & equipment and
                                                                        building materials used in an EZ
                Applicable to machinery and equipment purchases?        Yes, tangible personal property such as office equipment,
                                                                        warehouse equipment, and some industrial equipment which
                                                                        is used exclusively in an EZ for at least 3 years
                Applicable to construction materials?                   Yes, building materials used to rehabilitate real property or
                                                                        new construction
                Applicable to construction labor?                       No
                Applicable to any other purchases subject to the tax?   No
             Sales/Use Tax Credit In An Enterprise Zone, continued
                Includes state and local sales/use tax?                 State only
                Maximum credit allowed per year                         Tangible personal property: total sales tax refund must be at
                                                                        least $100, but no more than the lesser of $5,000 or 97% of
                                                                        tax paid. Building materials: total amount of sales tax refund
                                                                        must be at least $500, but no more than the lesser of $5,000
                                                                        or 97% of the tax paid per parcel of property. Both programs:
                                                                        If 20% or more of the permanent, full-time employees of the
                                                                        business are residents of a FL enterprise zone, the refund will
                                                                        be no more than the lesser of $10,000 or 97% of the tax paid.
                                                                        Business equipment must have a sales price of at least
                                                                        $5,000 per unit to quality.
                Maximum credit allowed per project                      Business Machinery & Equipment program limits apply per
                                                                        application/purchase. Building materials program is a one-time
                                                                        credit.
                Number of years credit can be earned                    Business Machinery & Equipment program limits apply per
                                                                        application/purchase. Building materials program is a one-time
                                                                        credit.
                Carry forward provisions (# of years)                   None
                Key eligibility criteria                                None

             Investment Tax Credit In An Enterprise Zone
                Is this incentive available?                            No



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EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



             Real Property Tax Abatement In An Enterprise Zone
               Is this incentive available?                          No, but the EZ Property Tax Credit against corporate income
                                                                     tax is available
                Applies to total real property value?                No
                Applies to improved real property value?             Yes
                Abatement includes City taxes?                       Yes
                Abatement includes County taxes?                     Yes
                Abatement includes School taxes?                     No
                Number of years abatement applies                    5
                % abatement by year                                  Corporate income tax credit equal to 96% of ad valorem taxes
                                                                     paid on the new or improved property
                Can abatement apply to a tenant that leases space    Only if tenant is responsible (assessed) for tax
                Restrictions                                         Firms must earn more than $5,000 to take advantage of the
                                                                     credit and add at least 5 new jobs per year. The credit can be
                                                                     claimed for 5 years, up to a maximum of $50,000 annually, if
                                                                     20% or more employees are enterprise zone residents;
                                                                     otherwise the credit is limited to $25,000 annually.


             Personal Property Tax Abatement In An Enterprise Zone
                Is this incentive available?                         No

             Electric Power Rate Reduction In An Enterprise Zone
                Is this incentive available?                         No but a sales tax exemption program is available
                                                                     Sales Tax (State apportionment only) Exemption For Electrical
                Program name                                         Energy Used In An EZ
                                                                     The tax exemption is limited to municipalites that have passed
                                                                     an ordinance to reduce the municipal utility tax for enterprise
                Eligibility criteria                                 zone businesses.
                Number of years reduction applies                    Up to 5 years




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EXHIBIT D-16: STATE OF FLORIDA BUSINESS INCENTIVE POLICIES
Source: State Departments of Economic Development



                                                               A 50% sales tax exemption is available to qualified businesses
                                                               located in an enterprise zone on the purchase of electrical
                                                               energy. If 20% or more of the permanent, full-time employees
                                                               are residents of a FL enterprise zone, the exemption is 100%
                                                               of sales tax. This exemption is only available if the
                                                               municipality in which the business is located has passed an
                                                               ordinance to exempt enterprise zone businesses from 50% of
               Average % reduction in total bill per year      the municipal utility tax.
             Waiving of the Following in an Enterprise Zone:
                                                               New and existing businesses can obtain a 50% discount on
                                                               their occupational license tax, building permits, and
                State/Local Fees                               development fees at local option.

             Other Available Incentives
                                                               EZ Jobs Tax Credit (Sales & Use Tax) Allows businesses in a
                                                               FL enterprise zone, who collect or pay FL sales & use tax, a
                                                               monthly credit against their tax due on wages paid to new
                                                               employees who have been employed by the business for at
                                                               least 3 months and are residents of a FL enterprise zone. The
                                                               credit formula is the same as the EZ Jobs tax Credit
                                                               (Corporate Income Tax). The credit is limited to the amount of
                                                               tax due on each return. There is no refund or carry forward for
                                                               credit in excess of the tax due. This credit is not available if
                                                               the EZ Jobs Tax Credit (Corporate Income Tax) is taken.

                                                               Credit For Child Care Facility- Corporate income or insurance
                                                               premium tax credit equal to 50% of the start-up costs of child
                                                               care facilities operated for employees, $50 per child per month
                                                               for the operation of a facility, or 50% of the amount of child
                                                               care payments made directly to a licensed child care provider.
                                                               Maximum $50,000 in tax crdits may be claimed each year.
                                                               Unused credit may be carried forward for 5 years.




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EXHIBIT D-17: UNION ELECTIONS (1990-2006)
Source: National Labor Relations Board



                                                                                          Type        Number Votes Votes Outcome
                                                                                           of         Eligible For Against  of
                 Employer                Unit               Union Name                  Election       Votes Union Union Election Date

         Pulsafeeder, Inc         Industrial    Teamsters                             Certification     43    16    24    LOST    01/91

         Charlotte Plumbing, Inc. Departmental Local Independent Union                Certification     6      0     4    LOST    07/93
                                               Graphic Communications International
         Sun Coast Group, Inc.    Craft        Union, AFL-CIO                         Certification     14     6     7    LOST    01/01




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EXHIBIT D-18: MAJOR EMPLOYERS
Source: InfoUSA




                     Company                              City          Product Description           Industry Sector           Employees
      Walmart Associates Inc.                Port Charlotte      Retail                       Retail Trade                           1,572
      Board of County Commissioners          Port Charlotte      Government                   Public Administration                  1,311
      Publix                                 Punta Gorda         Grocery                      Retail Trade                           1,049
      Charlotte Regional Medical Center      Punta Gorda         Health Care                  Health Care & Social Assistance          867
      Peace River Regional Medical Center    Port Charlotte      Health Care                  Health Care & Social Assistance          781
      Fawcett Memorial Hospital              Port Charlotte      Health Care                  Health Care & Social Assistance          709
      Charlotte County Sheriff's Office      Punta Gorda         Government                   Public Administration                    561
      Charlotte Correctional Institute       Punta Gorda         Government                   Public Administration                    410
      The Home Depot                         Murdock             Retail                       Retail Trade                             388
      Suncoast Media Group Inc.              Port Charlotte      Newspapers                   Information                              344
      City of Punta Gorda                    Punta Gorda         Government                   Public Administration                    295
      Winn Dixie                             Port Charlotte      Grocery                      Retail Trade                             272
      Palm Automotive Management Inc.                                                         Retail Trade                             250
      Prestige AB Ready Mix Management                           Construction                 Construction                             249
      Bealls                                 Port Charlotte                                   Retail Trade                             230
      USPS                                                       Postal Service               Transportation/Warehousing               228
      Walgreen Co.                           Port Charlotte      Retail                       Retail Trade                             227
      Dr. Goodroof Inc.                      Punta Gorda         Construction                 Construction                             205
      Charlotte County YMCA                  Port Charlotte                                   Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation        175
      Target Corp.                                               Retail                       Retail Trade                             170
      Clerk of Courts                                            Government                   Public Administration                    153
      Hickman Structures                     Englewood           Construction                 Construction                             138
      Peninsula Bank                         Port Charlotte      Banking/Financial            Finance & Insurance                      130
      Cox Lumber Supply                                          Construction                 Manufacturing                            128
      Cracker Barrel Old Country             Port Charlotte      Food Services                Accommodation/Food Services              126
      Olive Garden                           Port Charlotte      Food Services                Accommodation/Food Services              120
      UPS                                                        Delivery Services            Transportation/Warehousing               120
      Williams Farms Partnership                                                              Agriculture                              117
      Wachovia Bank NA                       Port Charlotte      Banking/Financial            Finance & Insurance                      109
      First Community Bank of America        Port Charlotte      Banking/Financial            Finance & Insurance                      108
      McDonald's                                                 Food Services                Accommodation/Food Services              107
      Red Lobster                            Port Charlotte      Food Services                Accommodation/Food Services              107
      Seabreeze Electric Inc.                Port Charlotte                                   Construction                             105
      Waste Management                       Port Charlotte                                   Admin/Support/Waste Mngmt Re             104
      Charlotte State Bank                   Port Charlotte      Banking/Financial            Finance & Insurance                      102
      Global Prospects Inc.                                                                   Real Estate Rental & Leasing             101
      Bank of America NA                     Punta Gorda         Banking/Financial            Finance & Insurance                      100
      LFI Fort Pierce Inc. - Labor Finders                                                    Admin/Support/Waste Mngmt Re             100


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