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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 Museum of Art Receives AIA Florida’s Test of Time Merit Award

As the museum’s design partner, Straughn Trout Architects celebrates this achievement with great pride, preparing for upcoming museum expansions. Prepared and published by Straughn Trout Architects AIA Florida (the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects) has honored the Polk Museum of Art (PMoA) at Florida Southern College with the Merit Award in the […]

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Citizens Bank & Trust Celebrates 104 Years of Serving Polk County

May marked the 104th year of business for Citizens Bank & Trust. They have remained successful […]

Central Florida Media Group: Meeting Niche Sector Marketing Needs

Nelson Kirkland, the founder of the Central Florida Media Group (CMFG), recently celebrated 14 years since […]

SouthState Bank Extends Reach Acquiring Independent Bank Group

Polk Vision Seeks Your Input to Update Their Collaborative Community Vision

Skimlite Announces Groundbreaking on Innovative Business Complex

New Architecture Program Announced at Florida Southern College

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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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