The Clewiston News

The secret is out. Hendry County EDC video released today shows why people are looking inland.

HENDRY COUNTY — In partnership with Enterprise Florida, and the newly established regional economic development entity FHERO, the Hendry County EDC is following the recent news of bringing 39 new jobs to Clewiston with the release of a compelling video showing why people, and companies like ATIO USA, are choosing to make the move to Hendry.

“Hands down, the best part of my job is bringing an out of market friend or colleague to Hendry and watching them realize the story this place has to tell,” said Brent Kettler, Executive Director,

Hendy County Economic Development Council. “Sure, we have the typical things a lot of counties tout. But there is a lot more to our community. Don’t just take my word for it – watch the video and let our local residents, business owners, and public officials show you what I’ve experienced in my eighteen months here. I think you’ll quickly understand that we have a quiet little gem here in south central Florida.”

The July 23 release is the first of three Hendry economic development videos slated for delivery this year. Two additional videos are in production with final edits underway through an EDC partnership with the cities of LaBelle and Clewiston, and key participation from both Chambers.

The videos were funded through a joint investment by the Hendry County Board of County Commissioners and the Hendry EDC into FHERO. This commitment to regional economic development enabled access to dedicated dollars for marketing rural communities through Enterprise Florida and their marketing team. Bill Rogers Productions based in Fort Myers, handled all creative, filming, production, and delivery of the end product.

The video is available at