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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.

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Polk County’s strategic location in Central Florida offers companies an unmatched business environment. We strive to create as many opportunities as possible for companies with our business-friendly attitude and diversity of locations for every industry.

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Office of Tax Collector

Businesses Face Sept. 30 Deadline for Polk Taxes

Business owners have until Sept. 30 to contact the Polk County Tax Collector's Office to renew their business tax receipts or face penalties. Tax Collector Joe Tedder said anyone conducting business in Polk County must pay…

Filed in: Bartow, Business & Financial Services, Business Services, News, Polk County

Home-Building Activity Across Polk Up Slightly in August

Local home building activity saw a slight annual increase in August. A total 215 permits for new single-family homes were recorded across Polk last month, up 6.4 percent from the year before, according to county…

Filed in: Business Services, Demographics & Research, Lakeland, News, Polk County, Research