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Top Performing STEM Students Selected as Sunshine State Scholars
04/02/2014 | Florida's top performing STEM students were recently recognized as Sunshine State Scholars and given the opportunity to attend a two-day event in Orlando on February 13th and 14th. It was an event that could possibly change the course of their

Florida’s Tax Climate Perfect For Business
03/20/2014 | Monday, November 18, 2013 VOLUME 16 ISSUE 43 Florida's Tax Climate Perfect For Business Florida's climate is one of our best qualities. In fact, it's what gives us our nickname, "the Sunshine State." Our moderate to warm winter temperatures, cool sea breezes and tropical

AirGlades
03/20/2014 | A new international airport in Clewiston could become Florida's next big air freight hub BY ROGER WILLIAMS rwilliams@floridaweekly.com HENDRY COUNTY, THE POOREST OF FLORIDA'S 67 counties by some standards, could find its fortunes transformed before the end of this

Florida’s Vibrant Economy
03/17/2014 | 22 Nov, 2013 By Rachel Hamilton If you need a reason to move to Florida besides the ocean air, you could come for what Gray Swoope, Florida's secretary of commerce, and president and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., calls, an impressive, vibrant

Site Selection Magazine’s Investment Profile on Florida’s Heartland
07/11/2013 | Site Selection magazine published an investor's profile on Florida's Heartland in their July 2013 edition entitled, Fertile Fields: Companies large and small are betting big on an expected economic resurgence in a Florida region known more for its muck than its

Moore Haven site promoted for 1,600-acre logistics complex
03/29/2013 | Lykes Bros. and A. Duda & Sons plan to use about 1,600 acres to develop about 8.5 million square feet of logistics, distribution and mixed-use facilities in the first phase of their integrated logistics center in Moore Haven. One purpose of the

BTOP Case Study: Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA)
03/28/2013 | Gina Reynolds, CEO of FHREDI, writing for OSP Magazine... The Florida Rural Broadband Alliance (FRBA) is a partnership formed by Opportunity Florida and Florida's Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative. Representing rural communities located throughout 15 counties within northwest and south central

Florida Heartland Employees are Among World’s Best-Performing Workforces
01/19/2013 | Adventist Health System (AHS), which is comprised of 43 hospital campuses including Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award, recognizing the organization as having one of the best-performing workforces in the world. AHS was presented the

America’s Gateway Logistics Center Website is Open for Business
12/05/2012 | Strategically located in central southern Florida, Americas Gateway Logistics Center is the integrated logistics solution for manufacturers and distributors who wish to capture growing and emerging domestic and global markets for their goods and services. An integrated, multi-modal, mixed-use industrial

The Sweet Spot for Global Trade
12/01/2012 | If business leaders and economic developers in Florida's Heartland have their way, the region will also become known as the sweet spot for global logistics, manufacturing and international trade. The focal point of this effort is the planned 


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Close to $1 Million for Infrastructure Improvements Awarded to Avon Park
01/10/2019 | The City of Avon Park, with the help of the Highlands County Economic Development office
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