WEALTH OF OPPORTUNITY
Polk offers proximity to major infrastructure access Polk County’s cost-effective business climate can help your company succeed. As part of both the Orlando and Tampa markets, Polk County boasts lower business costs, customizable workforce development initiatives and responsive incentive programs.
Leading Education Programs
Polk State College
Polk State offers bachelor’s programs in both business administration and business information technology, as well as an entrepreneurship certificate program.
Florida Southern College
Recognized as one of the nation’s top four-year colleges, Florida Southern’s Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise offers multiple programs for students interested in business.
Polk State offers an A.S. in Southeastern University’s business program empowers its students to take on leadership roles in a variety of disciplines. Undergraduate degrees include Marketing, Criminal Justice, Accounting and Finance, Legal Studies, Business Leadership and more.
Publix Expands Headquarters in Lakeland
In 2018, to support their continued growth, Publix Super Markets announced plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Lakeland by adding a 190,000 square-foot building that will house an additional 700 associates. Publix expected the total capital investment for this expansion to exceed $40 million.
In the News
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Local Financial Services Companies Help Clients Plan for the Future, Grow Their Money
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MADE Cultivates Strong Partnerships and Amplifies Clients’ Voices
April 5, 2022
Valley Bank Has Big Plans to Grow Assets and Expand in Polk County
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CPS Investment Advisors Takes Care of Clients and Invests in the Future
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Clark, Campbell, Lancaster, Workman & Airth, P.A. Announces Firm Expansion
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