Business Climate

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

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Just a touch of what makes Haines City great!

Haines City Memorial Park honors the six branches of the United States military and those who have served faithfully, located in the downtown area. We thank you for your service!

Haines City Development Map

Haines City is surrounded by and experiencing overwhelming growth of its own. The EDC supports and works on projects to improve our neighborhoods and create jobs. View current development projects in progress in Haines City.

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Haines City Trail

The Haines City Trail connects downtown Haines City with Lake Eva, one of the area’s premier public recreational areas that includes playground facilities, picnic pavilions, 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 two cities 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 construction project was completed in 2005 and 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 U.S. cities. The rail spur is located just North of CSX’s Integrated Logistics Center in Winter Haven.

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.

A toll road, the Central Florida Parkway, has been proposed on State Road 544 near the western end of the Haines City Industrial Park. The road will actually be 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 U.S. 27 terminating at Interstate 4 north of Davenport. The most recent, and viable proposed routing would connect the two “legs” together, with them meeting near the CSX Intermodal Facility south of Wahneta. The route is in its early stages of planning.

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