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What We Believe

Innovation Drives Economic Growth

Our Mission: To lead the collaborative economic development efforts of the Polk Technology Region by promoting and growing an economy based on high-skill, high-wage sustainable and evolutionary businesses.

Why not be located directly between Tampa and Orlando? Our labor costs are lower than the larger cities and our utility rates are the third lowest in the state. Polk County is the place to be.

J. Greg Ruthven
The Ruthvens

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Silver Garland Awards 2014

Silver Garland Awards: Polk Students Honored for Volunteer Work in the Community

More than 200 high school seniors were recognized for their charitable efforts as they and several hundred onlookers gathered for the 38th annual Silver Garland awards Monday night. Dressed to a tee, the students packed on…

Filed in: Demographics & Research, Education & Workforce, Education Data, Lakeland, News, Polk County

Mosaic Co. to Buy Fertilizer Business For $350 Million


The Mosaic Company has reached an agreement to buy the fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay from Archer Daniels Midland Co. of Decatur, Ill., for $350 million, the phosphate company announced. The sale, pending…

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