Lake Wales Economic Development Council News

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

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 […]

In This New Season of Thanksgiving, the EDC Thanks its Generous Investor-partners

As we approach the season of thanksgiving and the Thanksgiving Day holiday, I would like to share that the team and I here at the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council are grateful for so many things — both personal and professional. On the professional side, I would be remiss if […]


Creating a diverse, thriving, and expanding business environment doesn’t happen in a vacuum. By mandate and mission, the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council take the point in economic development efforts locally. That point, however, is small when compared with the broad group of agencies and organizations (and the many hundreds […]

The Top Questions for the Lake Wales Chamber – EDC Fall into Five Categories

When the Lake Wales Economic Development Council takes its presentations on the road, or when the Chamber of Commerce-EDC team fields phone calls at the office, oftentimes we’re talking with people — potential business investors — who know little to nothing about greater Lake Wales. After telling these folks or confirming for them where we […]

Abundant Guests Await New Hospitality Enterprises in Greater Lake Wales

Driven in great part by the hugely successful Legoland Florida Resort and thriving economy overall, the hospitality industry is doing very well in greater Lake Wales — providing evidence of opportunity for the launch of more lodging and restaurant businesses here. Anecdotal information making its way to the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce and […]