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.
Polk County has many advantages for business, including access to a good supply of labor and central location, which provides a logistical advantage in shipping products.
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