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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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Additional Services for Polk County Companies from CFDC Investor, W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractors

W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor started as a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and plumbing company, but now, at just over 60 years old, it does whatever it takes – almost — to get the job done.  However, W.W. Gay Mechanical Contractor still does not do electrical, said Emily Andrews, vice president of Marketing and […]

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Polk State College Respiratory Therapist Program

With demand for Respiratory Therapists growing, Polk State College is being recognized for excellence in its […]

Thomas Capital Works with Investors on Real-Estate Projects that Deliver Returns

When future Thomas Capital owner, Jeff Donalson graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s […]

Florida Southern College Lands on the Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” List

Labor Solutions Wants to Grow to Help More Polk County Employees and Employers

Rita Staffing Celebrates 50 Years and National Staffing Employee Week

Four Polk Companies are the Fastest Growing in the Tampa Bay Region

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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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