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Two Polk Companies on Fast-Growing List

September 25, 2022 News

A-C-T Environmental & Infrastructure and Springer Construction have been named as finalists on GrowFL’s Florida Companies to Watch list of the fastest-growing companies in Florida – the only two companies in Polk County to be selected from more than 400 nominations statewide. The top 50 companies, a diverse group representing a variety of industries, will […]

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Mulberry Embraces Its Quality of Life While Growing

September 23, 2022 News

Mulberry is growing up, keeping its small-town feel and quality-of-life elements while attracting new businesses and dealing with growth.  City Manager Richard Johnson has been at the helm of this Polk County community for the past 10 years, overseeing the growth and a turnaround in the city, and adding more services and events.  “We continue […]

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Florida Poly Opens New Building, Adding Labs and Research Space

August 30, 2022 News, Talent Pipeline

The $47 million cutting-edge Applied Research Center (ARC) on Florida Polytechnic University’s campus has opened, providing the only state college devoted to STEM degrees more academic and research space as it plays an increasingly critical role as an engine for economic development. “This striking new building will significantly expand our research capabilities and advance our […]

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Exporting Call to Action

August 30, 2022 News

Companies Interested in Exporting Products or Services The Central Florida Development Council is looking to identify manufacturers that are interested in exporting products to the Mexican market to supply the south-east region of Mexico, including the Yucatan Peninsula. The project includes identifying the company’s readiness for export, the feasibility of the product to enter foreign […]

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Join the LEGOLAND Florida Team

August 30, 2022 News

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is looking for some amazing people to do some awesome work in their marketing department. Check out the available positions below.

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Rodda Construction Serves Clients from Beginning to End

August 23, 2022 News

Rodda Construction prides itself on being a family-owned company with a family atmosphere at work, one that keeps employees sticking around for years. Two employees have been with Rodda Construction since John Rodda founded the company in 1989. “We have been very blessed to have a very stable, loyal, strong group of employees since we […]

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Aviation, Aerospace Increasing Their Impact on Polk County’s Economy

August 22, 2022 News

Polk County’s four airports generate an annual economic benefit of $1.8 billion, but they’re not the only ones contributing to growth in that arena. Manufacturers of components used by aerospace companies and NASA also contribute millions more. In 2020, aviation and aerospace produced $41.5 million in GDP for Polk County, according to a JobsEQ report […]

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Central Florida Health Care Marks 50 Years of Serving Polk County

August 21, 2022 News

Celebrating its 50th year in operation in 2022, Central Florida Health Care (CFHC) continues to grow and expand the services it provides to residents in Polk, Highlands and Hardee counties.  When Chief Executive Officer Ann Claussen joined the health care provider in 2014, there were many opportunities, she said. “We had the opportunity to apply […]

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BRPH Started with Strong Roots and Continues Growing

July 26, 2022 News

The Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center is the largest single-story building in the world. BRPH was founded in 1964 to support America’s space race. It provided engineering support to that massive building where the Apollo/Saturn V moon rocket was later assembled. What started as a small company has now grown into 40 states […]

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Lakeland Regional Health Moving Full Steam Ahead with New Program

July 22, 2022 News

Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) is progressing to get its new Graduate Medical Education (GME) program up and running. The hospital has hired program directors and is applying for certifications, all targeting the program’s start on July 1, 2023.  “We are very pleased that we’ve hired all of our program directors, identified our core faculty and […]

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