Bartow Regional Medical Center Ranks High in Patient Satisfaction

December 22, 2016 Success Stories

When Phil Minden came to Polk County in January 2013 to oversee the operations of Bartow Regional Medical Center, he didn’t need to be convinced that the hospital should partner with the Central Florida Development Council. The convincing actually came during his previous post as an administrator at Pasco Regional Medical Center in Dade City. […]

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City of Lakeland Reports Explosive Job Growth

November 15, 2016 Success Stories

Real job growth is happening in Lakeland, as indicated by Polk County’s steadily falling unemployment rate, but pinning down the jobs number for Polk’s largest city involves “a lot of moving pieces,” says Jason Willey, the city of Lakeland’s business development manager. What animates Willey are the job numbers he can pin down — and […]

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Florida Power and Light Plans New Natural Gas Pipeline Project

October 2, 2016 News, Success Stories

Sometime in 2017, billions of cubic feet of natural gas will begin flowing from the middle of Alabama to southeast Florida, and the path with take it directly through Polk County in an underground, 600-foot-wide corridor. Polk is key in the construction of two major pipelines, costing about $3.5 billion combined that will supply the […]

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Medline Bringing New Distribution Center and 100 New Jobs to Auburndale

August 8, 2016 News, Success Stories

Medline, the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies and clinical solutions, today announced its purchase of 51 acres of land for a new distribution center in Auburndale. The facility is expected to bring 100 new jobs to the city. Construction will begin this fall on the 830,000 square foot medical supplies […]

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CBC SRD Real Estate: Small Business Expansion Driving Area’s Growth

September 28, 2015 News, Success Stories

In his role as the Polk County Commission’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Central Florida Development Council (CFDC), Commissioner Todd Dantzler has the opportunity to speak with business leaders about the benefits of investing in the agency and its economic development work. It’s a pitch he took to his two partners in his […]

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