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This unique region of Florida has an abundant supply of land for business growth, allowing for site-specific development. For those desiring an existing site, there are business parks located throughout the region.

Doing Business in Florida

In addition to incentives aimed at stimulating economic activity, Florida also ranks as one of the best states to run a business because of its pro-business state tax policies:

  • No corporate income tax on limited partnerships or subchapter S-corporations
  • No state personal income tax
  • No corporate franchise tax on capital stock
  • No state-level property tax assessed
  • No property tax on business inventories
  • No property tax on goods-in-transit for up to 180 days
  • No sales and use tax on goods manufactured or produced in Florida for export outside the state
  • No sales tax on purchases of raw materials incorporated in a final product for resale, including non-reusable containers or packaging
  • No sales/use tax on co-generation of electricity


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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,