The LEDC is HEre to Help Lakeland Grow.

The Lakeland Economic Development Council (LEDC) is a private, non-profit organization with approximately 135+ member companies. The LEDC’s primary role is to help create jobs and capital investment by attracting new companies as well as facilitating the expansion of existing companies in the Lakeland area. Private sector funding makes up over 90% of the LEDC’s budget.

OUR GOALS

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Retain & Grow Existing Businesses, Jobs, & Investment

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Foster & develop talent

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Increase high-skill, high-wage employment

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Grow targeted industry sectors

OUR GOALS

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Retain & Grow Existing Businesses, Jobs, & Investment

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Foster & develop talent

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Increase high-skill, high-wage employment

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Grow targeted industry sectors

LEDC TEAM

(863) 687-3788 

STEVE
SCRUGGS

PRESIDENT
Email Steve
863-409-9888

LAURA
TAYLOR

VP OF OPERATIONS
Email Laura
863-409-6789

ASHLEY
CHEEK

VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Email Ashley
863-608-4292

LUCIA
FORERO

PROJECT MANAGER
Email Lucia
863-255-8772

LAURA
GALBREATH

MEMBER SERVICES MANAGER
Email Laura
856-558-3970

CATAPULT TEAM 

(863) 940-9660

LEDC’s High-Skill High-Wage initiative, Catapult, is a community-centered coworking space and entrepreneur center. Catapult fosters the growth of startups in Central Florida through affordable membership, thoughtful education, and funding. Visit the Catapult Website.

CHRISTINA
GRAHAM

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR
Email Christina

CHRISTIN
STRAWBRIDGE

MEMBERSHIP
DIRECTOR
Email Christin

MAGGIE
LEACH

KITCHEN
DIRECTOR
Email Maggie

GRANT
POSNER

MAKER SPACE
DIRECTOR
Email Grant

MICHELLE
HARVEY

GUEST SERVICES
COORDINATOR
Email Michelle

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WESLEY
BECK

CHAIRMAN
Aspyre Properties

DAVID
HALLOCK

PAST CHAIRMAN
GrayRobinson

TODD
BAYLIS

VICE CHAIRMAN
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CORY
PETCOFF

SECRETARY
Baron Realty

WILLIAM
HARRELL

TREASURER
Harrell’s, LLC

BRIAN
PHILPOT

HIGH-SKILL HIGH-WAGE   CHAIRMAN
AgAmerica

CALLIE
NESLUND

CATAPULT
ADVISORY CHAIR
The Mosaic Company

ANDY
MCENTIRE

ADVISOR
CHAIRMAN
Indie Atlantic Films

JOHN PROVENZANO

DIRECTOR
Publix Super Markets

STEVE
SCRUGGS

PRESIDENT
Lakeland Economic Development Council

WANT TO CONNECT WITH US?

CALL ASHLEY TO LEARN MORE.

(863) 687-3788

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