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

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

Keys to The World

A new, 60,000 square foot corporate aircraft hangar.

DIGARC

A new, 25,000 square foot office for this Lakeland educational software company.

East lakeland industrial park

A new, 328,000 square foot industrial park developed by The Ruthvens.

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

“The commitment of local business leaders to the community and Lakeland’s philanthropic spirit is something I have not encountered in any other city.”

Jeff Chamberlain

SVP, Publix Super Markets

2019 DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY

$243.6 Million

IN CAPITAL INVESTMENT

2,037

Jobs created

2.2 Million

SqUARE feet ABSORBED

CALL ASHLEY TO LEARN MORE.

(863) 687-3788

You can also email her at acheek@lakelandedc.com.