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.

Established in 1985, the mission of the Central Florida Development Council is to grow Polk County, Florida’s economy based on high-skill, higher-wage sustainable businesses. The CFDC is a private, not-for-profit organization 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.

The vision of the CFDC is to help develop a community of prosperity where every citizen has the opportunity to earn a higher-level wage.

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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Permitting & Licensing
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Workforce Development & Training
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Small Business Assistance Center

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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Small Business Assistance Center Staff

Get to know this group of talented individuals who can help you seize the right opportunities to mobilize your small business.

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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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