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About CFDC
Inspired by innovation
Helping Polk prosper

The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) is the primary economic development agency for Polk County, Florida as designated by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners.

Established in 1985, the mission of the Central Florida Development Council is to grow Polk County, Florida's economy based on high-skill, higher-wage sustainable businesses. The CFDC offers business services to local companies and prospective companies looking to expand or relocate their operations. We focus on domestic and international business recruitment and expansion, business advocacy and trade development in Central Florida’s Polk County.

The vision of the CFDC is to help develop a community of prosperity where every citizen has the opportunity to earn a higher-level wage.

If you’d like to learn more about what we do or are interested in having a member of staff present at one of your functions, contact us for more information.

Let us help you turn your big picture vision into a reality.

CFDC Staff
Meet our incredible team of movers and shakers dedicated to helping you and your business find long-term success.
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Small Business Assistance Center Staff
Get to know this group of talented individuals who can help you seize the right opportunities to mobilize your small business.
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CFDC Board of Directors
Community leaders, business mentors and economic development pros ushering Polk County into a more prosperous future.


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Shape Your Community
Add your voice to the conversation. As an investor with the CFDC, you can help shape your community by contributing to the direction of Polk County’s economic development. Share your expertise, meet with other thought leaders in the community and stay informed about new growth coming to the region. 
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