(863) 937-4430
Business Climate
Flourish in Florida

Find your place in the sun


Get to know Florida’s newest hot spot for business. There's a reason why Legoland, Amazon and CSX all call Polk County home. Ideally located between two major metro areas, Central Florida boasts a fertile business environment that offers a potent blend of connectivity, workforce talent and low operating costs.




Our strategic location positions you at the center of the state and at the mouth of the global marketplace. With more rail miles than any other community in Florida and access to four major roadways and four general aviation airport with two major international airports within an hour’s drive, Polk County truly is one of the most connected locations in the Southeast.

Our 3.5 million-strong talent pool is supported by world-class educational institutions like Florida Polytechnic University and the Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center. Both institutions offer rigorous, industry-focused courses of study that leave students fully prepped for career success before their graduation caps hit the ground. Add to that attractive incentive packages, business-friendly legislation, no personal income tax and one of the best business climates in the country. The result? A brilliant mixture of resources and talent guaranteed to help your business succeed. 

FLORIDA RANKS #3 IN TECH JOBS

Florida Ranks #3 in Tech Jobs Florida gained 12,500 tech industry jobs in 2014, ranking it the third-best among the 50 states. Learn more here
  • © 2016 Central Florida Development Council
  • 5908 Hillside Heights Dr., Lakeland, FL 33812
  • Telephone: (863) 937-4430  ·  Fax: (863) 937-5340
Stay Connected
Sign Up for Our Newsletter