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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.


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.

Jim Freeman

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