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Fort Myers is the commercial center of Lee County, Florida, and gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination. The winter homes of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Ford ("The Mangoes") lie within the region. The statistical area is serviced by Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), just southeast of the city. Its 7-mile-long Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach has sand and space enough for everyone.