Soft Landing Incubator Program

Located off the Gulf of Mexico, Naples pristine beaches, extensive cultural events, and exciting lifestyle makes it one of the best places to live in Florida. With large cities such as Miami, Tampa and Orlando within driving distance, Naples offers a small town feel with large city amenities. Naples growing population and emphasis on new business development makes it an ideal place to start or expand your business.

Facts About Naples:

  • Naples is ranked as the 4th happiest place to live in the United States
  • It is believed that the Naples population contains a bigger proportion of millionaires than any other Floridian city
  • Economic growth is predicted to be 4.9% in the Naples-Marco Island area in 2016 – the largest growth in the state
  • Naples has the most golf holes per capita in the United States
  • The annual Naples Winter Wine Festival has been rated by the Wine Spectator as the top charity wine auction in the world
  • Naples has been called "The number one Small Art Town in America", due to its impressive range and amount of community art centers, art galleries, art fairs, and Artis-Naples
  • The average temperature in Naples is 77 degrees
  • In 2005, Naples was voted the America’s Best All-Around Beach by the Travel Channel and in 2006, Conde Nast Magazine named Naples on its Top 20 list of Best Beaches in America
  • The Naples crime rate is below the Florida and National average

It is a well-documented fact that businesses that participate in incubation programs have a far greater chance of success than their small business counterparts.  According to a study from the University of Michigan, 87% of business incubator graduates stay in business for the long term.

ARCEO’s professional incubator is dedicated to assisting emerging businesses grow by providing customized facilities, services, and business opportunities designed to launch your business into a new market.  The Soft Landing Incubator program assists qualifying international or domestic businesses with gaining market entry into Florida.

For questions regarding the Soft Landing Incubator program, please contact Catherine Elkins at 239.260.4332 or celkins@arceo.us.

Soft Landing Incubator Resources

Through ARCEO’s partnership with the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, businesses will have access to general and customized support to further assist in launching, expanding, or reorganizing their business.
This support will include:



Operational Support

  • Communication services including receptionist, telephone, and fiber optic internet connections
  • Access to mailing, shipping, and courier services
  • Access to training and meeting rooms
  • Shared support services-printers, copy and fax machines
  • Translation services available for all major business languages
  • Website, public relations, and marketing support and maintenance

Business and Financial Support

  • Access to capital and potential funders
  • Business plan fine-tuning
  • Market analysis and tuning
  • Banking services
  • Access to accountants and bookkeepers

Legal Support

  • Intellectual property protection assistance
  • Help meeting government regulations
  • Help with import/export laws
  • Immigration and visa advisement
  • Help obtaining business and driver’s licenses
  • Notary public services