Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

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 […]

OPENING OF BEAUTIFUL CAPERNAUM LAKESIDE LODGE IS VERY GOOD FOR LAKE WALES

From the kind and industrious souls who help this community “go” and prosper to its beautiful natural surroundings and the magnificent Bok Tower that sits atop Iron Mountain, greater Lake Wales truly is blessed with an abundance of treasures. One of its newest treasures can be found where Timberlane and Masterpiece roads meet on the […]

IT’S AN EXCITING TIME FOR LAKE WALES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

A lot of good things are happening and will be happening soon at the 88-year-old Lake Wales Municipal Airport on the city’s west side, and Alex Vacha is very excited to be in the thick of it all.   With a switch in administrative structure at the city-owned airport, Alex is the new airport manager. […]

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