Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

A monthly column exploring  issues that are important to the Lake Wales Economic Development community

IN 1983, THE MOTIS FAMILY BEGAN TO BUILD SOMETHING SPECIAL IN LOCAL BUSINESS

One of the great things about economic development work is the opportunity to meet and interact with so many professionals, learn about them and from them, and get familiar with the organizations they lead or serve. Most of these professionals come from the business community, of course, but they also hail from government, education, law […]

What’s in the Cards for 2017 for Local Economic Development?

As I noted last time in this space, 2016 was a very positive year for economic development activity in and around Lake Wales, and each of us associated with the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Council began work the first week of January with the strong belief that 2017 would be […]

2016 PROVED TO BE VERY POSITIVE FOR LAKE WALES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

If someone were to stop me on the street during this week leading up to Christmas and ask me if 2016 was a good year for economic development in greater Lake Wales, I would honestly, happily, and excitedly say “Yes!” It has been a good year for economic development locally — good and even great […]

LONGLEAF BUSINESS PARK HAS A NEW NAME AND A BRIGHTER FUTURE

  A lot of good things are happening at the major commercial development formerly known as Longleaf Business Park, and all of it bodes well for the Lake Wales-area economy and further economic development here.   Actually, significantly good things have been happening at the park for the past two or three years, but a […]

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