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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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The Future is Bright For BrightView Landscape Services

Keeping customers satisfied and ensuring employee safety made for a great 2023 for BrightView.  “Our Polk County team has had a fantastic year in 2023. In addition to growing our business by over 40%, we have had zero lost time accidents while maintaining 100% customer retention,” said Eric Mizen, Business Developer for BrightView Landscape Services.  […]

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Springer Construction Rebrands as SpringerVoss to Recognize Contributions of Its President 

When Cole Springer and Jeremy Voss purchased Springer Construction in 2018, they were equal partners. The […]

Barnetts Donate $3 Million for Construction of New Polk State College Campus in Northeast Polk County

Longtime supporters of education in Polk County, the family of the late Publix heiress Carol Jenkins […]

Florida Polytechnic University Selects its Second President

New Tool to Search Business-Related Real Estate Helps Promote Sites and Polk County Assets

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

CareerSource Polk Adding Business Consultants to Better Serve Clients

Featured Project

“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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