Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

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 […]

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ALONG U.S. 27 IS IN HIGH GEAR

Activity is picking up along U.S. Highway 27, and I’m not referring to the ever-increasing volume of traffic on that major north-south thoroughfare through Lake Wales. (The traffic matter — the need for some form of major roadway relief for U.S. 27 — was the subject of a previous column and likely will come up […]

Excellent Quality Of Life A Big Plus For Economic Development

If you spend any time at all thinking about greater Lake Wales, you almost have to conclude that there’s really no other place quite like it. The natural resources and scenic beauty — from the rolling hills of the Florida Ridge to the bass-filled lakes to the flatland “scrub” ecosystems — the subtropical climate, the […]

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