Rotonda was a victim of Tree Hugger laws in January of 1979. They dug their canals in the wrong direction. By the time they wanted to break into the Gulf of Mexico in early 1979, Florida ban drenching. As a result Rotonda never had salt water access. Just a stones throw away is world famous tarpon fishing in Boca Grande Pass. Boca Grande Pass is in Lee County not Charlotte. Walmart Distribution center isn't in Charlotte county, It is in Desoto county. They pay Minimums wage. Beef and Sod are industries, but once again not enough actively in Charlotte county to make an economy impact. Most cattle in Charlotte county are being paid to grazing on investment property to get the agriculture property tax break. The closest thing to an industry in Charlotte county, is Health Care for senior citizens. Charlotte county has the oldest average age population in the World. The largest employer in the county is the county. BTW Between Cecil M Webb wildlife reserve and Babcock Ranch, the state of Florida owns half of the land in Charlotte county. .