Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

Innovation Is Key In These Quickly Changing Retail Times

“The changing face of U.S. retail …” You’ve probably seen, in print or online, news headlines like the one above. They go back a couple of years — perhaps further back than that in some regions of the country. This isn’t misleading, It’s real. U.S. retail is changing. Anyone who can be counted among American […]

Good Things Here And Nearby Combine For A Top-10 Lake Wales Sales Tool

Greater Lake Wales is unique for business, it’s good for business, it’s welcoming for business, and it’s very much open for business. Given that positive environment for potential new companies and commerce, it’s considerably easy to put together a top-10 list of reasons why all of this is true. The items in the following package […]

Commercial Property Redevelopment And Re-Use Has Tremendous Upsides

Economic development — the concerted and coordinated effort to bring more businesses, industry, jobs, commerce and even vitality to a community or region — can happen in many ways.   When the phrase “economic development” comes up in casual conversation, often the first thought folks have is that of a large out-of-the area company announcing […]

Purchase of Former International Paper Plant Provides Great Start to 2018

In the economic arena, the arena that moves and motivates us here at the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council, the new year is off to a fantastic start! Nationally, regionally, and locally, the news now is very positive, and most signs have us expecting more great things ahead. Right here […]

Wintertime Expected To Bring A Flurry Of Building Activity Along U.S. 27 North

Like Santa’s elves, scurrying around busily to meet that critical Christmas Eve deadline — to the delight of good little boys and girls — scores of people in the construction trade are very busy in and for the area around Eagle Ridge Mall, north of Lake Wales. I’m thinking about planners, architects, surveyors, contractors, construction […]

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