Laura Layden, Naples Daily News

Laura Layden

Naples Daily News

Florida, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

Stock Development holds community meetings to tell 'good story' about One Naples

The story? Plans for the multimillion-dollar mixed-use project one block from Vanderbilt Beach in North Naples have changed for the better — and the developer believes the revised plans are something the company — and the community — can be proud of for years to come. → Read More

Buyer to purchase rainbow-colored, paint-splattered house in North Naples 'as is'

A buyer has agreed to purchase a rainbow-colored house in North Naples "as is." → Read More

Neighbors not happy with rainbow-colored, paint splattered house in North Naples

Court documents show a house with crazy colors in North Naples is tied to an ugly family dispute. → Read More

Tourism in Collier County breaks records in 2019

With more visitors came more room bookings and more spending. → Read More

How low did unemployment rates drop in Southwest Florida?

Unemployment rates fell again in December across Southwest Florida, with the peak of the busy season yet to begin. → Read More

Study: Lee County worst place for STEM professionals; Seattle the best

A study by personal finance website WalletHub places the Fort Myers-Cape Coral area, or Lee County, at 100 on its list — in last place. → Read More

Is traditional retail dying? Experts say no, just changing

Southwest Florida is losing retailers, but others are taking their place. → Read More

Pier 1 Imports stores in Southwest Florida appear to be safe for now

On Monday, the struggling home decor retailer announced it would close about half of its stores. → Read More

Louis Bruno sells Bruno Total Home, with state's probe still open

Louis Bruno is ready to begin his "next career chapter." → Read More

Unemployment hits historic lows in Southwest Florida

As unemployment rates continue to fall in Southwest Florida — and in Florida overall — some are wondering just how low can they go. → Read More

Naples Daily News to move production operations to Sarasota

The printing and production operations at the Naples Daily News will soon go dark. → Read More

Cape Coral, Lehigh, Fort Myers among the biggest 'boomtowns' in nation

Three areas in Lee County have been named boomtowns in a new survey based on several factors, including population growth. → Read More

Lee County's jobs outlook ranks third in nation, survey says

Employers are optimistic about hiring for the first quarter in Lee County. → Read More

Going, going gone: Iconic Palm restaurants could be sold to highest bidders

With no settlement in sight to resolve a bitter family dispute, the iconic Palm restaurant enterprise could be sold to the highest bidders. → Read More

City Council gives final thumbs up to Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment project

Naples City Council approved revisions to the Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment project. → Read More

No trick: October a 'really positive month' for tourism in Collier County

Collier County has more rooms to sell with new hotels coming to market, but those rooms are filling up. That's reflected in the latest tourism report for the county. → Read More

Beasley Broadcast's long-term game plan includes esports

Naples-based Beasley Broadcast Group has jumped on the esports bandwagon. → Read More

Naples City Council unanimously approves new resort to replace Naples Beach Hotel

Naples City Council has approved plans for a new five-star resort that will take the place of the historic Naples Beach Hotel. → Read More

Naples City Council to vote on parts of Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment project

Naples City Council will once again take up the Naples Beach Hotel redevelopment project. → Read More

As season gains steam, employers face problems finding, retaining workers in Southwest Florida

Leaves may not be falling in Southwest Florida, but unemployment is dropping across the region, signaling a changing of the seasons. → Read More