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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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Central Florida Regional Planning Council Going Strong Entering Year 50, Helping Area Counties and Cities

The Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) does more than help government entities in the five counties it serves. It also supports residents as it seeks to improve the quality of life for everyone.  July 2024, marked the CFRPC 50th anniversary of helping the Heartland of Florida. The Heartland includes the Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee […]

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Polk State College Provost Takes Over as Chair of CFDC’s Talent Pipeline Committee

Keeping the talent pipeline flowing in Polk County to ensure existing, growing and new businesses have […]

U.S. News’ Best Jobs List Features Many Computer & Health Science Careers

As recent college graduates are entering the workforce, they face a market with many jobs the […]

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

Quality of Life a Big Factor Making Polk County a Hotspot

Graduates from Polk County Institutions of Higher Education Enhance Talent Pipeline

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

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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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