Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

A well-skilled workforce aids economic development efforts

Anyone who’s been involved with economic development for any length of time likely came to learn and understand this early on: Company leaders care about education. They care about the education and skill levels acquired and possessed by the people who work for them or who might one day work for them. This is true […]

Financial incentives: The icing on the good cake of job creation in Lake Wales

Good year-round weather, a quality transportation infrastructure, an excellent business tax climate, a low-cost operating environment, and a pro-business mindset at most levels of government. All are positive reasons to start a new business or expand an existing one in Florida and, in particular, in greater Lake Wales.   Yet, there are even more reasons […]

LWEDC focuses on business retention, expansion

While the Lake Wales Economic Development Council strives to attract new businesses and industry leaders into the area, another important economic goal is to aid in the expansion of existing businesses. When Lake Wales businesses grow, the local economy directly experiences the benefits from that expansion. The largest impact is the creation of new jobs […]

Real Estate Professionals Play Essential Role Area Economic Development

Brokers and developers are extremely important to the Lake Wales Economic Development Council. The LWEDC couldn’t inspire economic growth in Lake Wales without their dedication, hard work and support. This is because real estate professionals play a key role in keeping the LWEDC apprised of new developments within the Lake Wales market. One of the […]

Why is economic development important to the local community?

The Lake Wales Economic Development Council works hard to be the catalyst for economic growth in our area. But why is that important to the community at large?   It’s actually pretty simple: A healthy economy means a healthy community. Here’s what we mean.   Every part of the Lake Wales economy is interconnected. A […]


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