Business Climate

Haines City, a leader of economic development in Central Florida.

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Logistics and accessibility are key…

Just a touch of what makes Haines City great!

Haines City Memorial Park honors the four branches of the United States Military and those who have served faithfully, located in Downtown Haines City. We thank you for your service!

Haines City Trail

The Haines City Trail connects downtown Haines City with the Lake Eva recreational area. Lake Eva is one of the area’s premier public recreational areas that includes playground facilities, picnic pavilons, aquatic facility, boat ramps, tennis courts, basketball courts, band shells and a 30,000 square foot convention hall overlooking Lake Eva. The trail features decorative lighting and serves as a economic feeder to businesses and restaurants surrounding the area.

For additional information, see: Haines City Trail from Lake Eva through Downtown

20 Year Water Permit

The City of Haines City’s water treatment plant is one of 2 City’s in Polk County to receive a 20 year water permit. The current permitted quantities are 5,921,300 gallons per day. The current usage is 4,400,000 gallons per day allowing the City to allocate up to 1,521,300 gallons per day to prospective customers, businesses or industries.

The Water Utility Division maintains approximately 11,095 water service connections citywide; ensures that the water supply is uninterrupted; collects water samples on a weekly basis to make sure the water meets or exceeds all water quality standards; maintains the City’s seven (7) wells, five (5) system reservoirs, approximately 89 miles of water transmission lines and 700 fire hydrants. The Water Plant produces over 3.7 million gallons of water a day.

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CSX Rail Service

The 2.8 mile railroad spur connects the central CSX railroad line through the city to the Haines City Industrial park located along County Road 544. The 5 million dollar project construction project was completed in 2005 funded in part through a grant from the U.S Department of Commerce.

The railroad spur allows tenants of the Haines City Industrial Park to ship products safely and efficiently by rail to most major US cities. The rail spur is located just North of CSX’s Integrated Logistics Center in Winter Haven.

For more information on the Haines City Rail Spur, click HERE to download a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Wastewater Treatment Facility

The City of Haines City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility is a permitted 2.97 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) oxidation ditch and high level disinfection plant with average flows of approximately 1.5 Million Gallon per Day (MGD). With the addition of the inlet structure that can receive up to 6 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) per unit the wastewater treatment facility is ready for the projected growth of Haines City’s residents, industries, and businesses. Haines City’s wastewater treatment facility average flows of 1.5 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) of which approximately 1.47 Million Gallon per Day (MGD) is recycled as public access reclaim water. The reclaimed water serves as a vital resource for use in irrigation at local industries, golf courses, ranches, citrus groves, and parks.

The City of Haines City partnered with BCR Environmental to develop an innovative approach to wastewater management. The wastewater treatment facility produces a commercial fertilizer from sewage sludge. The solution will upgrade the City’s regulatory compliance while saving money. The wastewater treatment facility serves both the business community and the area’s 20,000 residents.

The wastewater treatment facility also produces a class AA bio solid which is a registered fertilizer with the Florida Department of Agriculture. This material is comprised of the bio-solids created at the wastewater treatment plant, treated by the BCR Neutralizer process. This innovative approach to wastewater treatment has positioned Haines City a leader in the process of bio-solids treatment and provided the infrastructure to accommodate future needs.

Haines City Industrial Park

The Haines City Industrial Park is located to the south of Haines City. Companies that manufacture and distribute items such as food, lumber, trusses, pavers and other housing components have located in and around the industrial park to take advantage of its prime location and the City’s rail spur connection to the main CSX line.

The Haines City Industrial Park is located in the “Heart of Florida’s” I-4/Highway 27 Corridor in the logistical Center of Florida between Orlando and Tampa. The industrial park is accessible to a market of 8.9 million people within 100 miles.

An interchange for the Central Florida Parkway has been proposed on State Road 544 on the western end of the Haines City Industrial park. The Central Florida Parkway is a proposed toll road in Polk County, Florida. The proposed road is actually two separate roads—called “legs” by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The western segment would connect the Polk Parkway with State Road 60 between Bartow & Lake Wales. The eastern leg would start a few miles east of State Road 60 and run north, paralleling US 27 terminating at Interstate 4 north of Davenport. The most recent, and viable, proposed routing would connect the two “legs” together, with the legs meeting near the CSX Intermodal Facility south of Wahneta. The route is in its early stages of planning.

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