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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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Use Case: Suntrax-On Track

Originally published in Inside Unmanned Systems SunTrax will open this year as a major R&D hub for autonomous vehicles. A virtuous-triangle collaboration by three compatible organizations promises a bright future for autonomous vehicle testing in Central Florida. The path toward vehicle autonomy is accelerating. But R&D and testing is the fuel—or charging device—that can significantly […]

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Connected Lake Wales Collaborates with County, Residents and Chamber

Everything is “connected” in Lake Wales, part of a process that started in 2019 and is […]

Growing Supply Chain Industry is Supported by Local Talent Pipeline

Three local institutions of higher education are preparing students to enter the fast-growing field of logistics […]

Lake Hamilton Leaders Hope Residential Growth Attracts Commercial

Southeastern Adds New Leadership and Programs

Polk County is Perfectly Situated for Global Trade

Saddle Creek Technology Center is Developing New Logistics Ideas

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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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