Helping Polk Prosper

The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) is Polk County’s Economic Development Partnership as designated by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

The CFDC is responsible for recruiting new businesses to Polk County and helping existing businesses expand. We focus on domestic and international business recruitment and expansion, business advocacy and global trade development in Central Florida’s Polk County. Originally founded in 1986, The Central Florida Development Council, Inc. (CFDC) became a private not-for-profit organization October 1, 2015 through a partnership with the Polk County Board of County Commissioners and the private business community.

The mission of the CFDC is to grow an economy based on high-skill, high-wage sustainable businesses.

Strategic focus areas of the CFDC:

  1. Promote Polk County as a premier business destination
  2. Advocate for key business issues
  3. Facilitate global trade
  4. Foster collaborative partnerships

The vision of the CFDC is to develop a community of prosperity that attracts quality businesses with high paying careers, and educates and retains quality talent to align with targeted industry workforce needs.

If you’d like to learn more about what we do or are interested in having a member of staff present at one of your functions, contact us for more information.

Let us help you turn your big picture vision into a reality.

Existing Business Program
Existing Business Program

New to the area, or to the CFDC? Let’s talk. We’d love to get the full download on your business firsthand so we can help you grow and thrive.

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Site Selection
Permitting & Licensing
Workforce Development & Training
Trade and Export Assistance
Small Business Assistance

CFDC Staff

Meet our incredible team of movers and shakers dedicated to helping you and your business find long-term success.

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CFDC Board of Directors

Community leaders, business mentors and economic development pros ushering Polk County into a more prosperous future.

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