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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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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 and employees. Brannon “Bo” Patzer grew up working for his father in the mechanical industry until his father sold the business and retired in 1997. A decade later, on Aug. 15, 2007, he and his wife, Mieka, were presented […]

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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

Mulberry has emerged from a sleepy little town to a growing center of arts, entertainment and, […]

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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The CFDC Launches New Polk County Overview Video

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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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