Business Services


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.   

Alex Price
Director of Business Development

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.

Southeastern University

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.

Featured Project

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. 

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