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

Highlands County Approves Industrial Revenue Bonds to Support Historic Harder Hall Expansion
07/18/2018 | On Wednesday, July 11, the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved the issuance of industrial
DEO Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment on Algal Blooms
07/18/2018 | Upon a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Highlands County Named One of the Least Expensive Places to Live in America
07/05/2018 | A recent article by Business Insider examined recently released data on personal income and the
New Manufacturer Locates in Highlands County
06/08/2018 | Diversified CPC International has signed a 25-year lease that includes almost four acres of land
Local State College to Create Mobile Welding Lab
05/23/2018 | South Florida State College (SFSC) was awarded $500,000 through a special funding allocation by the Florida