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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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The CFDC team is growing! We are now hiring a Business Development Manager.

The Central Florida Development Council is hiring. Learn more about our Business Development Manager position and joining a team working to grow Polk County’s economic prosperity. The Business Development Manager supports the recruitment and retention of industry within Polk County as a member of the Business Development team. Responsibilities of this position include preparation of […]

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Join the CFDC Team! We are now hiring a Research Associate.

The Central Florida Development Council is hiring. Learn more about our Research Associate position and joining […]

Multi-Modal Transportation Looks to Expand in Polk

Rail has played a significant role in the history of Polk County, transporting phosphate and other […]

Polk County at the Heart of World Trade

More People + More Companies Locating & Expanding in Polk = Economic Prosperity

New Aviation Academy Opens at Winter Haven High School

Newly Named Winter Haven City Manager has His Heart in His City, Helping Others

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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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