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Mission

The mission of Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity ( FHERO) is to market, facilitate and advocate for regional economic development in South Central Florida.

FHERO is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit organization that provides economic development support throughout the south central region.   Partnerships among private and public sector leaders have been fostered to leverage regional assets that provide maximum benefits to the business communities. 

The regional collaboration links and unites leadership networks, transportation networks and technology networks, signifying the collective economic power behind the 6 Counties of Desoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee, the Cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee and South Bay in Palm Beach County and the Community of Immokalee in Collier County.


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Okeechobee County EDC Partners with County of Okeechobee | CARES Act Business Grants
09/15/2021 | OKEECHOBEE - The Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that in
Okeechobee School District’s Summer Camps | Employability Skills and Okeechobee Jr Leadership
09/15/2021 | OKEECHOBEE- Members of the Employability Skills and Okeechobee Junior Leadership summer programs celebrated the end
SFSC Garners $2.7 Million for Heartland Pathways 2 Success Project
09/13/2021 | AVON PARK, Fla. – Sept. 3, 2021 – South Florida State College (SFSC) has been awarded a $2.7
PACER FINDS SUCCESS IN HARDEE - CELEBRATES EXPANSION WITH GROUNDBREAKING
08/24/2021 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            
JOB POSTING: Executive Director | Glades County EDC
08/05/2021 | GLADES COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION   General Description: The Glades County Economic