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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’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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Auburndale - City

Auburndale City Commission Votes to Keep Taxes the Same as Last Year

For the third fiscal year in a row, the City Commission plans to hold the property-tax rate steady. The city will still get an extra $236,072 because property values have increased. The property-tax rate for fiscal year…

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

Lakeland City Commission Gets A Peek at Florida Poly

FL Poly-Lkld Commissioners

City commissioners on Monday got to see what $5 million from the city helped build at Florida Polytechnic University. They toured the $60 million building, met school President Randy Avent and even acted like students as…

Filed in: Business Services, Demographics & Research, Education & Workforce, Education Data, Engineering & Other High-Tech, Innovations, Lakeland, News, Polk County