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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TODD

BAYLIS

CHAIRMAN
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WESLEY

BECK

PAST CHAIRMAN
Aspyre Properties

CORY

PETCOFF

VICE CHAIRMAN
Baron Realty

WILLIAM

HARRELL

SECRETARY
Harrell’s, LLC

CALLIE

NESLUND

TREASURER
The Mosaic Company

KAREN

TURNER

HIGH-SKILL HIGH-WAGE   CHAIRMAN
Lockheed Martin

LEILA

BLACKING

CATAPULT
ADVISORY CHAIR
Publix Super Markets

MIKE
SMITH

DIRECTOR
Publix Super Markets

STEVE
SCRUGGS

PRESIDENT
Lakeland Economic Development Council

WANT TO CONNECT WITH US?

Call us: 863-687-3788