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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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Polk County Farm Bureau Going Strong, Serving the Agricultural Community 

The theme of the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in 2022 was “Rooted in Resilience”, and Polk County Farm Bureau’s 3,800-plus members are just that.   “Farmers are by nature and by necessity, resilient and tenacious people,” said Polk County Farm Bureau Executive Director Carole McKenzie. “You have to be, when you have so many […]

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Local Financial Services Companies Help Clients Plan for the Future, Grow Their Money

As with most things, people have options when it comes to investing their money, setting up […]

Florida’s Opportunity as a Space Port is limitless and Polk County is in the Middle of it All

As efforts to expand the aerospace industry beyond the Space Coast ramp up, the Central Florida […]

Barney Barnett School of Business at FSC Prepares Students for a Global Marketplace

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane Nicole

Organizations Help Prepare People who Want to Start a New Business

Polk County’s Growth Brings Need for Diverse Housing Inventory

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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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