Haines City Emerging

Haines City is leading Central Florida in economic opportunities. 

How central are we?

Haines City is the “Heart of Florida,” centrally located just off Interstate 4 on U.S. Highway 27, a short distance to the state’s major highways, railways, airports, and seaports. For any industry you bring to Haines City, FL, logistics and distribution have never been easier.

  • Winter Haven, FL – 13 miles
  • Lakeland, FL – 24 miles
  • Orlando, FL – 38 miles
  • Tampa, FL – 61 miles
  • Jacksonville, FL – 178 miles
  • Miami, FL – 226 miles
  • Tallahassee, FL – 281 miles

Demographics

Haines City is growing at an exponential rate. Do not miss out on the opportunity to become a part right now.

Cars on US Highway 27 through Haines City Daily

Rooftops Planned

A little about us and ways we can help...

Haines City Economic Development Council was established in 2002 and is a 501c6 public / private not-for-profit organization. It is the purpose of the EDC to assist business and industry in opening, moving to, or expanding in our area. We build relationships that will create opportunity and jobs for Haines City.

We seek investment from a variety of sectors, including industry, education, finance, agriculture, investment, government, and public interest groups.

Those sectors are represented in our membership and seek to bring growth to Haines City. We are united by a sustainability practice via economy, environment and equity. We have been successful and look forward to helping your company grow.

We have available land suitable for industrial and commercial growth and we are available to assist your company in your move to Haines City.

The EDC is a resource to guide businesses with regards to grants and incentives that potentially aid with financing local partners as well as programs that are designed to help with training existing and expanding companies.

The EDC has expanded the board of directors and modernized the by-laws of the corporation. We have recognized and honored local supporters, city government, initial directors, city officials and area partners to establish goals and set priorities. We look forward to assisting your business.

To achieve our objectives Haines City EDC will:

Promote diversity of the area’s economic base.

Have a positive impact on the local economy by attracting, retaining and expanding businesses in various fields.

Encourage enterprise development of minority and small business sector.

Provide strong advocacy and leadership by supporting economic issues that affect our area.

Work with local companies to provide assistance with expansion plans and business concerns.

Workforce

Ways our area businesses and residents can connect, gain information, and resources to build mutually-beneficial relationships:

Career Source Polk is a non-profit corporation that oversees the state and federal funds dedicated to preparing and upgrading a skilled workforce, helping thousands of businesses find employees and remain leaders within their industry.

Employ Florida Marketplace is an online job search engine.

  • Job seekers can upload or create a resume and set up a Virtual Recruiter that will automatically job search using their specifications. 
  • Employers can post jobs and search for candidates that have the skills they are looking for. 

Education

The Polk County Public Schools serves more than 105,000 students at more than 150 schools. In addition to traditional elementary, middle and high schools, it offers a growing selection of magnet/choice, virtual and accelerated options, such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Cambridge AICE and dual enrollment. It is also a recognized leader in career and workforce education, with more than 20 nationally accredited workforce academies. 

Polk County has a variety of post-secondary options available to its graduates. One such option is Polk State College, which is a multi-campus institution serving over 16,000 students with associate and bachelor degree programs, as well as a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. 

In total, Polk County has 8 traditional colleges/universities, offering more great reasons to choose Haines City. 

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