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

MANUFACTURING

The region’s manufacturing industry is diverse and consists of traditional industries such as food processing, machine tools, and medical devices.  Businesses can improve their bottom line by locating in the Heartland because we offer: 

  • A strong agricultural presence gives you a workforce with deep experience in production and offers the skills, diversity, and personal values you need to succeed.
  • A “center of everything” location, giving you the fastest access to all points of Florida and beyond via air, rail, truck, and water.
  • An abundance of available land that is modestly priced and FHERO counties that offer competitive local incentives.
  • Competitively-priced and reliable energy.
  • Overall costs of living that are 12% lower than crowded metro areas.

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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,