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Key Industries
Areas of excellence
Fueling our economy
Central Florida is home to a number of successful businesses in a suite of emerging and time-tested industries. From robotic microsurgery to supply chain management to tourism, our central location and business-friendly tax environment have made Central Florida a strategic choice for any company in search of unbeatable access and affordability. Backed by one of the most comprehensive infrastructures in the Southeast and a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool, Central Florida has all of the necessary ingredients for your business to thrive. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a burgeoning startup, Polk County’s economic landscape is ripe with opportunity and tenacious growth. Want to learn more? Explore the target industries that fuel our flourishing economy below.
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
With access to an unrivaled distribution network, and extensive multimodal infrastructure, Central Florida manufacturers are poised to succeed.
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Logistics & Distribution
Logistics & Distribution
Located in the heart of Florida’s high-tech I-4 corridor between Tampa and Orlando, Central Florida is one of the state’s most connected regions.
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Agribusiness/Agritechnology
Agribusiness/Agritechnology
From fertilizer to flavor essences and everything in between, Central Florida’s agribusiness and agri-technology industry is ripe with opportunities for success.
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Life Sciences/Medical Services
Life Sciences/Medical Services
From advanced clinical trials to robotic microsurgery, Polk County’s life sciences industry continues to evolve.
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Research & Technology
Research & Technology
Perfectly positioned within Florida’s High Tech Corridor, Central Florida is a clear choice for cutting-edge businesses in search of a location.
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Business Services
Business Services
With one of the most business-friendly climates in the country, it’s no surprise that so many companies have decided to locate in Central Florida.
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Tourism
Tourism
As the home of Florida's very first theme park, it's no surprise that tourism is Polk County's number-one industry.
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