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Why Central Florida?

With a business-friendly tax climate, low operating costs and access to more than 10 million consumers within 100 miles, it’s easy to see why businesses prosper in Polk County.

Florida’s best place for business

Polk’s strategic location positions businesses at the center of the state and at the heart of the global marketplace. With regional connectivity, lower cost of living, a robust talent pipeline and responsive incentive programs, Polk County is Florida’s Best Place for Business.

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Florida Southern College Prepares to Say Farewell to Anne Kerr, Searches for a New President

As Florida Southern College’s board of trustees seeks a new president following the announcement that its president of 20 years will be stepping down later this year, Anne Kerr is planning to help her daughter-in-law learn English and improve her equestrian skills.   Kerr, the 17th president of the Lakeland college, said now seems like the […]

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CareerSource Polk Adding Business Consultants to Better Serve Clients

CareerSource Polk is adding consultants, a move the private, nonprofit administrator of workforce funds said will […]

Two Blue Aces Provides a Variety of Services for Clients Near and Far

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. H.D. “Jake” Polumbo and Two Blue Aces, the strategy, leadership and […]

A Fast-Growing Company, Acentria Fills Insurance Needs from 5 Polk County Locations  

SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In Highlights Women in Aviation

50th Anniversary Fly-In Celebrates Future of Flight

Office Furniture Solutions Helps Companies Fulfill their Furniture Needs

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“Nucor Steel has found Polk County to be an exceptional community to work with to ensure the success of our plant. We look forward to growing here and creating a positive economic impact for all of Polk County.”

Drew Wilcox, Nucor Steel Florida

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In 2020, Polk County was ranked No. 1 for having the most diversified economy in the state. Our central location and business-friendly tax environment have made Central Florida a strategic choice for companies across a wide range of industries.

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