LAKELAND: THE FASTEST GROWING METRO IN THE U.S.

Join the momentum with the Lakeland Economic Development Council.

LAKELAND: THE FASTEST GROWING METRO IN THE US.

Join the momentum with the Lakeland Economic Development Council.

WORKFORCE & TALENT

Highly skilled and educated employees are flocking to Lakeland, and your company stands to benefit from them.

LOCATE & EXPAND

Our real estate market is strong, extensive and growing every day. See what opportunities are already here.

Major employers

Big brands like Lockheed Martin, Publix and Amazon have chosen Lakeland, and for good reason.

OUR LATEST PROJECTS

Publix Corporate HQ

A 190,000 SF corporate HQ office expansion 

Summit Consulting

A 135,000 SF office expansion resulting in $50 million in capital investment in Downtown Lakeland

Amazon Prime Air

A 283,000 SF air cargo facility located at Lakeland Linder International Airport 

Heritage Plaza

A new 40,000 SF office and 800+ parking garage in Downtown Lakeland 

LEDC Members Making an Impact:

Million Dollars Paid in Annual Taxes

Thousand Jobs EMPLOYED by LEDC Members

Million Dollars paid in one-time Fees

Billion Dollars in Annual Payroll

From Our MEMBERS

“A strong workforce, business friendly environment, and many great communities to live in make Lakeland a great place for Saddle Creek to be.”

Mark Cabrera

CEO, Saddle Creek Logistics

“18,000+ college students in Lakeland provides an additional bonus to us as we capitalize on hiring through internships and college recruitment.”

Karen Turner

Sr. Manager, Lockheed Martin

“We are proud to call Lakeland our hometown.  There is a strong sense of connectivity and community, where we can live, work, and enjoy all that Lakeland has to offer.”

Mike Smith

SVP, Publix Super Markets

2020 DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY

$326 Million

IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT

1,800+

Jobs created

3.3+ Million

SqUARE feet ABSORBED