Incentives

Incentives

An economic development incentive can be strictly defined as “cash or near-cash assistance provided on a discretionary basis to attract or retain business operations.  In practice, however, it is a broadly used term denoting an array of benefits designed to promote...
Incentives…Our Track Record

Incentives…Our Track Record

By: Steve Scruggs January 4, 2018 We believe the City of Lakeland should increase its investment in creating high-skill, high-wage jobs in our community in 2018. Intuitively, high-skill, high-wage jobs can be defined as jobs that are highly skilled (engineering,...
Building a Citizen-Centered City

Building a Citizen-Centered City

BUILDING A CITIZEN-CENTERED CITY C By: Steve ScruggsAugust 27, 2018 Starting in 2005, the LEDC and its High Skill Investors began traveling to cities around the country to learn best practices.  These trips have led to many ideas we have brought back to Lakeland...
Lakeland Rated #6 Safest Place to Live in The US

Lakeland Rated #6 Safest Place to Live in The US

Msn.com recently rated us the #6 safest place to live in the US. Best Places 2019 Rank: 59 Metro Area Population: 652,256 Median Home Price: $171,967 Median Annual Salary: $40,560 Violent Crime Rate: 285.1 Property...