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Companies Honored and New Development Opportunities Highlighted

October 31, 2022 News

Tucker Paving and SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate won the Central Florida Development Council’s success in business at this year’s CFDC annual meeting.   Tucker Paving is the winner of the George W. Harris Jr. Economic Development Award for Success in Large Business, which is given to companies with at least 100 employees. The […]

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Polk County, Florida’s Best Place for Manufacturing

October 28, 2022 News

Polk County Offers Advantages to Advanced Manufacturers As the nation celebrates National Manufacturing Month in October, Polk County celebrates those who have located here as it works to recruit other companies that use advanced technology to manufacture products safely and efficiently.  Polk County has the ecosystem to support advanced/agile manufacturing, a growing, targeted sector of […]

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Three Polk Colleges Contribute to the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Pipeline

October 27, 2022 News

Having graduates ready to step into jobs in tech-enabled manufacturing is critical to the growth of this industry in Polk County. These jobs drive average annual wages, higher-skilled talent and increased capital investment. Three local colleges – Florida Polytechnic University, Florida Southern College and Polk State College – are important institutions that graduate students equipped […]

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Celebrating Growth in Tech-Enabled Manufacturing in Polk County

October 17, 2022 News

Tech-enabled manufacturing, sometimes known as advanced or agile manufacturing, continues to grow roots in Polk County as companies locate and expand here, and county leaders work to attract more.  It’s in the spotlight now. The Manufacturing Institute, an organization that works to develop technologies and individuals for the manufacturing industry, started National Manufacturing Week, which […]

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Local Airports Update Master Plans, Grow to Serve Polk County 

October 14, 2022 News

Aviation is soaring in Central Florida and Polk County’s airports are off to new heights. Uniquely positioned within 75 miles of 5 international airports, home to three more regional airports of its own and a robust talent pipeline, aviation businesses in Polk flourish. Lakeland Linder International Airport Now, moving ahead with Phase 2 of their […]

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CareerSource Polk Recognizes Businesses

October 13, 2022 News

Earlier this year CareerSource Polk recognized their annual Best Places to Work Awardees and highlighted one of the hottest topics within business – the recruitment and retention challenges employers are facing.   Themed “The Race for Talent,” the annual meeting featured keynote speaker and Senior Workforce Strategist Christopher Laney of Lightcast (formerly Emsi Burning Glass), who […]

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Three Large Businesses are Finalists for the Harris Award

October 11, 2022 News

Whether it’s resurfacing asphalt, educating our children or taking care of them, the three finalists for the Central Florida Development Council’s George W. Harris Jr. Success in Large Business provide service that is second to none.  The award, given to companies with at least 100 employees, was named for George Harris, a former CFDC chairman and […]

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Seven Small Businesses are Finalists for the CFDC’S Brantley Award

October 10, 2022 News

From banking and real estate to aviation and architects, seven small businesses in Polk County have two things in common: They all work tirelessly to serve their clients and they all are finalists for the Central Florida Development Council’s Jim Brantley Economic Development Award – Success in Small Business.   All will be honored, but […]

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Cities Showcase What They Do, Educate Public During City Government Week

October 7, 2022 News

Municipal governments often affect people the most because they are closest to their residents, making decisions on how much property tax residents will pay, whether a park should be built and the like. But many people do not know that.   To “celebrate, showcase and engage citizens in the work of municipal government,” the Florida League […]

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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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