Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

A business-friendly Florida aids local job-building efforts

It’s no secret that in the arena of business and industry recruitment, the competition is fierce, making the task of expanding the number and quality of jobs a challenging one for any economic development enterprise. That being said, it’s good to know at the local level that, here in Florida, our state leaders “get it” […]

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 […]

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