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June 2022 Newsletter

July 1, 2022 News

Growing International Opportunities The CFDC was pleased to host business owners from Paraná, Brazil, as the delegation explores business opportunities in Polk County. Renata Cabezas, with Floridis USA, presented about doing business in Polk, and Dr. Joe Perez offered insights to the group about food manufacturing requirements in Florida. Project Announcement: Assure Infusions The City […]

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Tucker Paving Keeps Staff and Clients Happy While Continuing to Grow

June 30, 2022 News

Larry “Chip” Tucker started Tucker Paving in 1994, breaking away from Tucker Construction company, which his father, Larry Tucker Sr., and his uncle started in 1965. Tucker Paving has come a long way since then when Chip Tucker started his own site-work and paving business with just two employees and two pieces of equipment. The […]

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Assure Infusions to Build 60,000 sq. ft. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility in Bartow, Florida

June 29, 2022 News

The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) and the Bartow Economic Development Council (Bartow EDC) are pleased to announce the decision by Assure Infusions, Inc to bring pharmaceutical manufacturing to Polk County. “We are excited at the opportunity to bring a state-of-the-art, fully automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility, with advanced robotics, to Polk County. Once operational, Assure […]

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Farnborough Air Show: Attracting Aviation and Aerospace Companies

June 28, 2022 News

Florida will be well represented at the Farnborough International Airshow in July. The Central Florida Development Council is joining Enterprise Florida to attract aviation and aerospace companies to the region and the state. Continuing to put Polk County on the international stage within the aviation and aerospace industry, Javier Marin, the CFDC’s vice president of […]

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Indie Atlantic Films, Producing on a Local and Global Scale

June 28, 2022 News

Andy McEntire grew up in West Palm Beach, but his heart is clearly in Polk County; the place he moved to grow his film business, open a coffee shop and raise a family. McEntire started Indie Atlantic Films while a junior at Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2006. He wanted to own a company – […]

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New Lakeland Incubator Provides Space to Innovate Aviation and Logistics

June 17, 2022 News

Almost a decade ago, Rick Garcia had a dream to open an incubator dedicated to aerospace and logistics. He wanted to give people a shot at innovating in a safe space. The timing and location never worked out. But now, as part of a collaborative effort, he is seeing that vision become a reality as […]

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Innovation and Research Give Polk County a Competitive Edge

June 13, 2022 News

Polk County offers an inviting environment for research and innovation for many reasons, among them; A strategic location, a university dedicated solely to STEM education, an autonomous technology testing facility and an innovation district. Combined, all factors are melding to make the county a competitive player when it comes to attracting leaders in innovation. “It’s […]

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Greg Littleton Named Banker of the Year

June 10, 2022 News

Press release originally from Tinsley Creative and Citizens Bank & Trust LAKE WALES, FL – Greg Littleton, President and CEO of Citizens Bank & Trust, has been named 2022 Banker of the Year by the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). The award is given to an individual who demonstrates the highest level of commitment to both the […]

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Bonnet Springs Park Announces Grand Opening Date

June 10, 2022 News

Press release from Tinsley Creative/Bonnet Springs Park Lakeland, FL., June 9, 2022 – Bonnet Springs Park is proud to announce an official grand opening date of October 22, 2022. Located just outside of downtown Lakeland, the 168-acre park serves to unify the city’s diverse population by providing engaging opportunities in education and recreation. Strategically positioned […]

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Companies Working to Hire and Retain the Best IT Talent

June 6, 2022 News

As the tech industry continues to expand, two local companies have figured out what it takes to attract and retain IT talent.  Saddle Creek Logistics Services’ Chief Information Officer Kristen Lowers said young IT associates are looking for an appealing work environment. “Young associates want to work for a company that cares about its associates. […]

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