Polk State College Provost Takes Over as Chair of CFDC’s Talent Pipeline Committee

July 19, 2024 News, Talent Pipeline

Keeping the talent pipeline flowing in Polk County to ensure existing, growing and new businesses have a steady stream of qualified employees to hire is an important component of economic development.   The Central Florida Development Council is doing its part to keep the system flowing efficiently. One of its five committees is the Talent Pipeline, […]

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U.S. News’ Best Jobs List Features Many Computer & Health Science Careers

July 15, 2024 News, Talent Pipeline

As recent college graduates are entering the workforce, they face a market with many jobs the U.S. News & World Report lists as the 100 Best Jobs in 2024.  Jobs on this list are generally in demand. They pay well, challenge employees, provide a chance to advance and offer a satisfying work/life balance. All of […]

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CFDC’s Build a Balanced Life Video Series Showcase Young Professionals at Work & Home

July 11, 2024 News, Talent Pipeline

Having a work/life balance is important to many young professionals who are trying to advance in their careers while still finding time to devote to their families.  In Polk County, having a healthy work/life balance is very attainable. Those profiled in the “Build a Balanced Life” video series at pay homage to this possibility. […]

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Quality of Life a Big Factor Making Polk County a Hotspot

July 8, 2024 News

It’s hard to keep Polk County a secret when the quality of life here stands head and shoulders above many other places. But what does quality of life mean? It’s everything from income and jobs, housing, health, education and public safety to civic engagement, mobility, culture and leisure, and beyond. In other words, it’s where […]

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Graduates from Polk County Institutions of Higher Education Enhance Talent Pipeline

July 1, 2024 News, Talent Pipeline

Polk County’s seven colleges and universities recently graduated a combined 2,743 students. The talent pipeline is full of new engineers, health-care professionals, computer scientists and more.  Many of the graduates will remain in Polk County to secure jobs, some at businesses where they have completed internships. Many have graduated with STEM-related degrees in science, technology, […]

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Logistics Remaining Strong and Cold Storage Growing in Polk County on National Logistics Day

June 28, 2024 News

Polk County is considered the epicenter of logistics in Florida. Located in the center of the state, there is access to two major airports and four more in the county. There are 300 plus miles of rail, three seaports within 90 miles, dozens of major roadways, and available land at affordable prices and more.  Longstanding […]

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Pre-Con Construction of Florida Emphasizes Transparency, Relationship Building

June 25, 2024 News

Michael Huff has worked in several areas of construction, but he’s found the one job he likes the most – construction management – at Pre-Con Construction of Florida.  Started in 1990 by Dewey Turbeville as Pre-Con Construction, the company now includes several businesses, including the one Huff became president of in June 2018.  The construction […]

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Florida Southern College Announces Martin as New President

June 19, 2024 News, Talent Pipeline

Jeremy Martin has been selected as the 18th President of Florida Southern College. He will succeed Anne Kerr, who is retiring after 20 years in the position.  Martin will start work at Florida Southern on August 1. Originally from Virginia, he was vice president for strategy and innovation at the College of William & Mary. […]

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Crews Bank & Trust Promotes Andrew Foreman to Market President

June 18, 2024 News

Longtime region president of Crews Bank & Trust Donna McKown retired in May 2024, calling for new leadership. The bank has promoted senior vice president and senior commercial banker Andrew Foreman to become the new market president in Polk County.  “It’s an honor. It’s a great opportunity for me and my career,” said Foreman, who […]

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

June 17, 2024 News

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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