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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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CFDC’s Build a Balanced Life Video Series Showcase Young Professionals at Work & Home

Having a work/life balance is important to many young professionals who are trying to advance in their careers while still finding time to devote to their families.  In Polk County, having a healthy work/life balance is very attainable. Those profiled in the “Build a Balanced Life” video series at www.cfdc.org/life pay homage to this possibility. […]

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Quality of Life a Big Factor Making Polk County a Hotspot

It’s hard to keep Polk County a secret when the quality of life here stands head […]

Graduates from Polk County Institutions of Higher Education Enhance Talent Pipeline

Polk County’s seven colleges and universities recently graduated a combined 2,743 students. The talent pipeline is […]

Logistics Remaining Strong and Cold Storage Growing in Polk County on National Logistics Day

Pre-Con Construction of Florida Emphasizes Transparency, Relationship Building

Florida Southern College Announces Martin as New President

Crews Bank & Trust Promotes Andrew Foreman to Market President

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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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