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Why would an “unnamed” business group be opposed to a major residential project in Downtown Lakeland?  The answer to that question is, this “unnamed” business group, LEDC, is not opposed.  The LEDC wants to collaborate with the developer, City of Lakeland, the...

Catapult 2.0: Post-Irma Update

Devastated. No word, or words, can really describe the feeling you get when something you have spent two years of your life planning, designing, nurturing, and restoring is damaged beyond repair. Hearing the experts say words like "condemnation," "life safety," and...

Downtown Lakeland Parking

What do all large employers in Downtown Lakeland have in common?  A need for available, convenient and affordable parking for their employees.  What is available, convenient and affordable?  What is the City’s role?  The private sector role?  Is this an economic...

A Community Conversation

Over the past 30+ years in my job at The Lakeland Economic Development Council, we have typically focused on communicating with our 140 members, key City of Lakeland contacts and our local newspaper, The Ledger.  This strategy had always been effective and worked for...

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