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Local College Awarded Nearly $2.3 Million for Manufacturing, Construction and Electronic Warfare Pro
11/16/2018 | Three new or expanded workforce training efforts will soon be launched in the Florida Heartland region to further develop skills related to manufacturing, construction, and electronic warfare. The Governor's office recently announced that South Florida State College has been

Local High Schools Connect Students with Industry
11/05/2018 | The School Board of Highlands County and other community groups are employing innovative efforts to connect students with real life insight on career opportunities available in Sebring, Lake Placid, and Avon Park, and the skills needed to succeed

South Florida State College Launches Employee Training Courses
10/03/2018 | South Florida State College has launched a new catalog of corporate training. The courses award certificates of completion that are designed to increase employability skills and strengthen businesses. Course offerings include: Soft Skills for Successful Employees Leadership Training: Survival

Highlands County Secures $62,500 in Grant Funding From Florida DEO
09/10/2018 | Highlands County secured two grants from the Competitive Florida Partnership and Community Planning Technical Assistance grant programs offered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO).   The Board of County Commissioners’ Planning Department was awarded a $40,000 Technical Assistance

$300,000 EDA Grant Awarded to Support Growth of Aviation Industry in Polk & Highlands Counties
09/04/2018 | Aviation and aerospace industry development in Polk and Highlands counties recently received a boost when the Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC) was awarded a $300,000 U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Disaster Supplemental Grant.   The impact from Hurricane Irma

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster
07/19/2018 | The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on

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 revenue bonds to support the renovation and expansion of the historic Harder Hall property in Sebring.     With a 9 to 1 vote, the IDA

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) has activated the Business Damage Assessment survey on FloridaDisaster.biz. This survey will help the state determine the best way to assist businesses impacted

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 cost of living from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The article identified the top ten most and least expensive metro areas in America. The Sebring

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 and an existing 6,000 sq. ft. office building and warehouse at Sebring Multimodal Logistics Center.   The company is is a global leader in the production


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Local College Awarded Nearly $2.3 Million for Manufacturing, Construction and Electronic Warfare Pro
11/16/2018 | Three new or expanded workforce training efforts will soon be launched in the Florida Heartland
Local High Schools Connect Students with Industry
11/05/2018 | The School Board of Highlands County and other community groups are employing innovative efforts
South Florida State College Launches Employee Training Courses
10/03/2018 | South Florida State College has launched a new catalog of corporate training. The courses award
Highlands County Secures $62,500 in Grant Funding From Florida DEO
09/10/2018 | Highlands County secured two grants from the Competitive Florida Partnership and Community Planning Technical Assistance
$300,000 EDA Grant Awarded to Support Growth of Aviation Industry in Polk & Highlands Counties
09/04/2018 | Aviation and aerospace industry development in Polk and Highlands counties recently received a boost when