Florida Heartland ERO | tburroughs@co.okeechobee.fl.us | 1.863.697.6325 | ADDRESS:304 NW 2nd St. | Room 123 | Okeechobee, FL 34972

Contact FHERO


1 (863) 697-6325


304 NW 2nd St
Room 123
Okeechobee, FL 34972


About Florida’s Heartland

Businesses in Florida’s Heartland are strategically positioned to benefit from unique assets such as:

  • 7 deep water ports, 8 international airports, 2 regional airports, 9 municipal airparks, 3 railroads, 3 major interstates, plus the Florida Turnpike
  • Countless acres of available land
  • 2 foreign trade zones
  • A workforce of approximately 125,000 within the region and approximately 3 million in contiguous counties


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Recent News

Nucor Steel Mill Coming to Area
03/15/2018 | CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced
Highlands County works with local business on its expansion and growth
03/15/2018 | JAN. 18, 2018 - The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners finalized the approvals needed to support
Florida Ranked #4 in Advanced Placement Class Performance
02/21/2018 | Florida ranked fourth in the nation again for getting students to take — and pass
Highlands County Among Top in the Nation for Employment Gains as Featured in USA TODAY
12/19/2017 | In a recent article published by USA TODAY, Highlands County ranked eighth in the nation
Florida Ranks #4 in Nation for Tax Climate
10/20/2017 | The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders,