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Florida Ranks #4 in Nation for Tax Climate
10/20/2017 | The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is

Highlands County Enhances Digital Economic Development Efforts
09/20/2017 | The Highlands County Economic Development office is launching a complete suite of enhanced digital services.   Among the new services is its website, www.HighlandsBusiness.com. The site is rich in information and is designed to put key information at

PLEASE TAKE OUR “20 QUESTIONS” e-SURVEY
08/15/2017 | Want to help Florida’s Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity (FHERO)? Click on this link for an anonymous, 3-minute survey that will help us create a new brand identity. FHERO will use it to market

Sebring Airport Awarded Grant for Apron Replacement
08/15/2017 | Rooney Announces Grant for Sebring Regional Airport Aug 11, 2017  - Press Release   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be awarding a $415,775 grant to Sebring Regional Airport to help

Sebring Airport Partners With Chinese General Aviation Capitol
04/27/2017 | On April 27, 2017, Sebring Airport Authority (SAA) and the City of Sebring hosted Chinese delegates from the Aero Sport Association (ASA) in An Yang City, Henan Province in the People’s Republic of China. The purpose of the meeting

New Gyroplane Business Relocates to Sebring Regional Airport
04/03/2017 | Pictaio Aerospace has relocated from Dubuque Iowa. Explains CEO, Chris Lord, “Recently we teamed with ELA Aviation (a Spanish Gyroplane manufacturer of 20 years) and decided that the best location for us is at Sebring Airport.”   Pictaio Aerospace

Local College Awarded $5 Million STEM Grant for Advanced Manufacturing Program
10/21/2016 | South Florida State College has been awarded a nearly $5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to launch a postsecondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project called “Re-Engineering Our Future.” This project will create

Love’s groundbreaking set for July 21 at 9 a.m.
07/12/2016 | Love's groundbreaking set for July 21 at 9 a.m. The Glades County Board of County Commissioners will be joined by members of the Glades County Legislative Delegation, representatives from Americas Gateway Logistics Center and other special guests Thursday, July 21 at 9

Hardee County and Florida Hospital
07/11/2016 | Special to Highlands Today Published: June 27, 2016 WAUCHULA Florida Hospital Wauchula, in partnership with Adventist Health System, the City of Wauchula, and the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority, celebrated the ground breaking of its new hospital benefitting the health and wellness

Looking at the Big Picture
07/11/2016 | CHRISTY SWIFT Highlands Today correspondent Published: July 11, 2016 SEBRING When Donna Doubleday goes to work each day, it's the rest of us she's helping to succeed. The President and CEO of CareerSource Heartland has her finger on the pulse of economic


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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
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