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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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Health Sciences Economic Impact Growing with the County’s Population 

Health care’s economic impact spans everything from doctors and nurses to sterile instrument manufacturing and medical research. With such a broad array of people and companies contributing to the fast-growing sector of the Polk County economy, its impact continues to increase.  Announcements from companies like Assure Infusions, building a state-of-the-art fully automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility […]

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AdventHealth Continues to Grow to Care for Polk County Residents  

AdventHealth is a relatively new name in Polk County but its continued growth within the area […]

Orlando Health Brings Its Reputation, Quality Health Care to Polk County

“When we first announced, we really didn’t have complete market data,” said Orlando Health CEO Jamal […]

Five Polk Colleges Prepare Students for Health Sciences Careers

Attracting Doctors to Polk County 

Medical Sciences Sector Continues to Grow Serving the Public and Offering Jobs 

Duke Energy’s Polk Reliability Project is a Roadmap for the Future

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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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