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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.

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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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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

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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