People are Everything.

Talent is a company’s most important asset, and skills matter. With 6 local colleges and universities, and a growing population, Lakeland has a ready workforce for your business. Join our community of talent – Lakeland is educated, skilled and eager to get to work.

MAJOR EMPLOYErS

Lakeland’s major employers showcase our local economy. Once known for agriculture and phosphate, our economy has evolved into a diverse set of advanced industries, including name brands you know.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Lakeland’s major employers showcase our local economy. Once known for agriculture and phosphate, our economy has evolved into a diverse set of advanced industries, including name brands you know.

WORKFORCE

As one of the “fastest growing cities” [Bloomberg], Lakeland has a workforce of 302,000+ and an unemployment rate of 3.4%. Our talent pipeline consists of 18,000+ college students and we were recently ranked as one of the “best cities for new college grads” [Goodcall]. Our workers and students are educated, skilled and ready to get to work.

WORKFORCE

As one of the “fastest growing cities” (Bloomberg), Lakeland has a workforce of 302,000+ and an unemployment rate of 3.4%. Our talent pipeline consists of 17,000+ college students and we were recently ranked as one of the “best cities for new college grads” [Goodcall]. Our workers and students are educated, skilled and ready to get to work.

LEDC INITIATIVES

The LEDC’s High-Skill, High-Wage (HSHW) initiative is focused on recruiting and retaining companies that enable technologies and manufacture complex, research-oriented products. This initiative also resulted in our annual Summer Leadership Program and entrepreneur center, Catapult.

LEDC INITIATIVES

The LEDC’s High-Skill, High-Wage (HSHW) initiative is focused on recruiting and retaining companies that enable technologies and manufacture complex, research-oriented products. This initiative also resulted in our annual Summer Leadership Program and entrepreneur center, Catapult.

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CALL ASHLEY TO LEARN MORE.

(863) 687-3788

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