Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

There’s New Enthusiasm For Downtown, The Heart Of Lake Wales

In and around Lake Wales, the city’s downtown area and the Main Street program associated with it have a lot of cheerleaders. If there were a competition for head cheerleader, we at the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council would think that the Chamber-EDC would be among the top contenders. Why […]

Recent News About East Polk Transportation Improvements Has Us Encouraged

Recent News About East Polk Transportation Improvements Has Us Encouraged If we at the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council were to survey people who travel through and around greater Lake Wales, I think we would be hard pressed to find even a fraction of them pleased with driving conditions here. […]

Key Indicators Show the Economic Bulls Still Running Nationally, Locally

Bullish is the still the word — and the outlook — for the U.S. economy, and its net positive trickle-down effects at the state, regional, and local levels can’t be ignored. That’s the viewpoint from Jeffrey D. Saut, the chief investment strategist for Raymond James Financial, Inc., and the company’s managing director of equity research. […]

2018 Was a Great Year for Area Economic Development; Signs Are Bright for 2019

The dawning of any new year, as we’re seeing now for 2019, naturally brings on a period of personal, professional, and organizational reflection about and evaluation of the year fading away. As we at the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council look back on 2018, we’re pleased to report that it’s […]

Santa Has His List to Check; We Have One, Too, for Local Economic Development

With Christmas less than a month away, it’s highly likely that Santa Claus is already checking his list twice. You would have to think that jolly old St. Nick must get an early start on this list because the number of people around the world keeps rising every year. How does Santa do it?! Here […]

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