Health Sciences Economic Impact Growing with the County’s Population 

November 28, 2022 News

Health care’s economic impact spans everything from doctors and nurses to sterile instrument manufacturing and medical research. With such a broad array of people and companies contributing to the fast-growing sector of the Polk County economy, its impact continues to increase.  Announcements from companies like Assure Infusions, building a state-of-the-art fully automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility […]

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AdventHealth Continues to Grow to Care for Polk County Residents  

November 25, 2022 News

AdventHealth is a relatively new name in Polk County but its continued growth within the area means more access to health care for residents and visitors alike.   “Polk County is one of Florida’s fastest-growing regions and it’s important that health-care services keep pace so the communities we will serve there can also be amongst the […]

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Orlando Health Brings Its Reputation, Quality Health Care to Polk County

November 23, 2022 News

“When we first announced, we really didn’t have complete market data,” said Orlando Health CEO Jamal Hakim, the doctor who oversees the daily operations and management of all Orlando Health hospitals and their patient care. “We knew a presence was necessary. As we got our fingers into things there, it was apparent the growth in […]

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Five Polk Colleges Prepare Students for Health Sciences Careers

November 22, 2022 News, Talent Pipeline

As Polk County remains a hotbed for growth in the medical and health sciences fields, our local institutions of higher education continue to adapt their current programs and add new ones to ensure a strong and talented health sciences workforce to support the industry.  Lakeland Regional Health is building new facilities in North and South […]

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Attracting Doctors to Polk County 

November 21, 2022 News

Physician training excels as two Polk County providers, Lakeland Regional Health and Winter Haven Hospital, build programs of excellence.   “As the population in Polk County grows, so does the need for access to reliable, high-quality care,” said Nancy Finnigan, Designated Institutional Official at Lakeland Regional Health (LRH), which will officially launch its GME program […]

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Medical Sciences Sector Continues to Grow Serving the Public and Offering Jobs 

November 16, 2022 News

Ideally located, with thousands of people flowing into Polk County every year, the health sciences industry is growing. The need for exemplary health care – services, research and manufacturing – has never been higher.   Our growth encompasses many ages, from young people who generally do not require much medical care to seniors who may frequent […]

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Duke Energy’s Polk Reliability Project is a Roadmap for the Future

November 14, 2022 News

Duke Energy Florida is adding 48 miles of new transmission lines in Polk County to provide energy reliability and redundancy on the electric grid and help the county’s economic development councils attract new business to the area.  The Polk County Reliability Project involves two line segments, said Ana Gibbs, spokeswoman for Duke Energy Florida:   From […]

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Duke Energy Supports Economic Development in Polk through Site Readiness

November 10, 2022 News

Duke Energy does more than just supply electricity to homeowners and businesses – it also supports economic development in the counties it serves by preparing sites to be sold and built on.    “The value of each site is highly dependent on the user’s specific needs,” said Chris Wimsatt, manager of Real Estate Product Development […]

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Polk State College is an Economic Engine Providing Critical Economic Impact to Central Florida  

November 4, 2022 News

Polk State College‘s degree programs contribute $215.5 million to the Polk County economy, according to a recent study by Emsi Burning Glass that used data from the 2020-21 fiscal year.   The college commissioned the report as part of its strategic planning process. To keep pace with the county’s growth — it is one of the […]

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Growth in Polk County Leads to Fourth-Place Ranking on Fastest-Growing Metro List

November 2, 2022 News

Polk County entered’s Top 15 fasting-growing metropolitan areas in the country between April 2021 and April 2022 in a big way, debuting at No. 4 with a 3.5% increase in population. It joins 13 other Sun Belt states in a list of the Top 20. The other six are in Idaho, Utah and Oregon, […]

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