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“Ideal for Manufacturing, Distribution, and More.”


Hendry County is centrally located between major SW and SE Florida population centers, boasting a strategic location advantage. Within 90 minutes, you can access 2 major seaports (Miami and Ft Lauderdale), 4 international airports (RSW, FLL, MIA, PBI), as well as 8.2M permanent FL residents.

With infrastructure in place (US 80 & 27), connected interstate access (I-4, I-75 & I-95), ample available commercial land, and custom workforce training available via the Glades Training Center, Hendry County is equipped to grow with any company.


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Recent News

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