LEDC Members are Building Community.

The Lakeland Economic Development Council (LEDC) is a private, non-profit organization with approximately 135+ member companies. Our members are truly the backbone of Lakeland’s business community and have significantly invested in our city. They employ over 43,000 of our workforce, paying $1.8 billion in annual wages. In addition, they pay $50 million in annual taxes and make up one-third of Lakeland’s tax base. LEDC members are helping our local economy thrive.

OUR MEMBERS

The LEDC exists because of the generous support of our members and investors. Our members are the backbone of Lakeland’s business community and they partner alongside us with the desire to see this city continue to grow and diversify.

OUR MEMBERS

The LEDC exists because of the generous support of our members and investors. Our members are the backbone of Lakeland’s business community and they partner alongside of us with the desire to see this city continue to grow and diversify.

WHY JOIN?

Being a part of the LEDC goes far beyond the relocation of a company, an advertising campaign, or a marketing mission. In its truest sense, it’s a community commitment. It is a barometer that measures just how serious a community’s leaders are about their economic well being.

The investment of LEDC members is the key to our existence and success. You are invited to join the LEDC and show your support of the economic growth and diversity of Lakeland. Ready to Join? Check out our application here.

WHY JOIN?

Being a part of the LEDC goes far beyond the relocation of a company, an advertising campaign, or a marketing mission. In its truest sense, it’s a community commitment. It is a barometer that measures just how serious a community’s leaders are about their economic well being.

The investment of LEDC members is the key to our existence and success. You are invited to join the LEDC and show your support of the economic growth and diversity of Lakeland. Ready to Join? Check out our application here.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

LEDC Members are directly responsible for $49 million paid in annual taxes, 43,000 jobs created, $48.4 million paid in one-time fees, $1.8 billion distributed through payroll, and much more.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

LEDC Members are directly responsible for $49 million paid in annual taxes, 43,000 jobs created, $48.4 million paid in one-time fees, $1.77 billion distributed through payroll, and much more.

HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-WAGE

The High-Skill initiative focuses on recruiting and retaining companies which support high-skill, high-wage employees and manufacture complex research-oriented products. The initiative is funded and supported by 23 investor companies, separate from the LEDC budget.

HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-WAGE

The High-Skill initiative focuses on recruiting and retaining companies which support high-skill, high-wage employees and manufacture complex research-oriented products. The initiative is funded and supported by 23 investor companies, separate from the LEDC budget.

READY TO BECOME A MEMBER?

CALL ASHLEY TO LEARN MORE.

(863) 687-3788

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