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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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Local Business Owners Lend Expertise to Further Polk’s Economic Opportunity

VOSS, CLARK JOIN CENTRAL FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL BOARD  Jeremy Voss of SpringerVoss Construction and Brandon Clark of The Ruthvens have joined the Central Florida Development Council’s board of directors.   The two replace outgoing past presidents Todd Dantzler and H.D. “Jake” Polumbo, both of whom termed out.   “Todd and Jake provided skilled leadership to the board […]

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Ridgeback Continues Expanding Its Services, Serving Central Florida and Beyond

A leader in Polk’s Mechanical Engineering industry, Ridgeback strives to bring more value to its customers […]

New Manufacturing Plant Being Built in Lake Wales Florida


City of Mulberry is Becoming a Destination and the Depot 303 will add to its Attraction

Florida Southern College Leader Lands on Prestigous 40 Under 40 List

Crews Bank & Trust’s Unified Brand Showcases New Name for Local Customers

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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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