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FLORIDA’S HEARTLAND

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

South Central Florida enjoys a natural and relaxing environment with the benefit of easy access to multiple metropolitan areas, international airports and deep seaports. With its centralized location, the region is ideal for manufacturing and product distribution. Here are just a few companies that call the Heartland region home.

 

Company County/City Emp. Size Industry Sector
Florida Hospital Highlands County 1000 + Healthcare
MacBee Harvesting Desoto County 500-999 Agriculture, Agribusiness
United States Sugar Corp Hendry County 500-999 Agriculture, Agribusiness and Food Manufacturing
James D Brewer Fruit Dealer Desoto County 500-999 Agriculture, Agribusiness and Distribution
TKM Farms Belle Glade 500-999 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Walmart Distribution Center Desoto County 500-999 Distribution
J & J Ag Products Hendry County 250-499 Agriculture, Agribusiness
5 A's Harvesting Hendry County 250-499 Agriculture, Agribusiness
D & K Harvesting Hendry County 250-499 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Gator Harvesting Hendry County 250-499 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Pacific Tomato Growers Immokalee 250-499 Agriculture, Agribusiness and Distribution
Sorrells Citrus Desoto County 250-499 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Entegra Roof Tile Okeechobee County 250-499 Manufacturing
Walpole Inc Okeechobee County 250-499 Distribution
Everglades Harvesting Hendry County 250-499 Distribution
DeSoto Memorial Hospital Desoto County 250-499 Healthcare
Highlands Regional Med Ctr Highlands County 250-499 Healthcare
Raulerson Hospital Okeechobee County 250-499 Healthcare
Oakwood of the Palm Beaches Belle Glade 250-499 Healthcare
Palms-Sebring Health Care Ctr Highlands County 250-499 Healthcare
Florida Institute Neurologic Hardee County 250-499 Healthcare
Seminole Casino Immokalee Immokalee 250-499 Recreation
Agero Highlands County 250-499 Call Center
Berry CO Hendry County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Southern Gardens Groves Hendry County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Lykes Citrus Management Highlands County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Bethel Farms Desoto County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
A Duda Hendry County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
C & B Farms Hendry County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Eagle Island Farms Okeechobee County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
McArthur Farms Okeechobee County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
King Ranch South Bay 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Orange Blossom Harvesting Desoto County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness
Peace River Citrus Hendry County 100-249 Food Manufacturing
Peace River Citrus Products Desoto County 100-249 Food Manufacturing
Parker Farms Hardee County 100-249 Food Manufacturing
Southern Gardens Citrus Hendry County 100-249 Food Manufacturing
Genpack LLC Highlands County 100-249 Food Manufacturing
Delray Plants Highlands County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness and Distribution
Lykes Brothers Okeechobee County 100-249 Agriculture, Agribusiness and Distribution
Larson Dairy Okeechobee County 100-249 Food Manufacturing
Peace River Electric Co-OP Hardee County 100-249 Utilities
Nobles-Collier Immokalee 100-249 Distribution
C F Industries Hardee County 100-249 Distribution
Turf Care Supply Corp Highlands County 100-249 Distribution
Okeechobee Health Care Okeechobee County 100-249 Healthcare
Lake Placid Nursing Home Highlands County 100-249 Healthcare
Adventist Health System Highlands County 100-249 Healthcare
Florida Hospital Wauchula Hardee County 100-249 Healthcare
Hendry Regional Medical Ctr Hendry County 100-249 Healthcare
Hardee Manor Healthcare Hardee County 100-249 Healthcare
Oakbrook of Labelle Hendry County 100-249 Healthcare
Palm Terrace of Clewiston Hendry County 100-249 Healthcare
Kenilworth Care & Rehab Highlands County 100-249 Healthcare
Lake Placid Health Care Highlands County 100-249 Healthcare
Oaks at Avon Park Highlands County 100-249 Healthcare
Visonquest Okeechobee County 100-249 Healthcare
Royal Care of Avon Park Highlands County 100-249 Healthcare

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