September 23, 2015
The city's can-do attitude toward business is paying big dividends.
September 16, 2015
Wauchula State Bank in Hardee County doesn’t yet have a physical presence in Polk County, but what it does have is a large and growing Polk clientele and a company leadership that wants to serve those customers very well.
September 10, 2015
At Lakeland-based Allen & Company, thorough investment analysis for the clients of this 83-year-old financial firm is a key daily responsibility.
August 26, 2015
Real job growth is happening in Lakeland, as indicated by Polk County’s steadily falling unemployment rate, but pinning down the jobs number for Polk’s largest city involves “a lot of moving pieces,” says Jason Willey, the city of Lakeland’s business development manager.
August 19, 2015
Sometime in 2017, billions of cubic feet of natural gas will begin flowing from the middle of Alabama to southeast Florida, and the path with take it directly through Polk County in an underground, 600-foot-wide corridor.
August 12, 2015
Nick Davis doesn’t have to guess about the state of the local economy or get someone else’s perceptions about it; he can see it in the numbers. Raw numbers. Cumulative payroll numbers that regularly come across his desk.