French tech companies to visit Southwest Florida

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At least 12 tech-related companies located in France that are interested in bringing their businesses to the United States are planning to visit Southwest Floridanext month, Marshall Goodman, director of Naples Accelerator, said Wednesday.

The companies’ interest in this area comes after a delegation of about 20 people from Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties spent last week in France and visited with more than 50 companies. The group included Goodman, state Sen Garrett Richter and Florida Gulf Coast University President Wilson Bradshaw.

The businesses are going to come here Oct. 19-21. Goodman said the plan is to show off the three-county area during the companies’ visit