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March 2019
Request for Proposals:Central Florida Aviation Cluster and Feasibility Study and Strategic Action Plan for Central Florida Regional Planning Council (CFRPC)Background:The CFRPC’s newly updated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) identified a new emerging regional Aviation Cluster. The potential for Aviation related jobs has the greatest short-term potential in the Central Florida Counties of Polk and Highlands. These communities have assets that may make our region more comp...
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March Economic Development Updates

20 Mar, 2019 |
Input needed for skills gap analysis, SFSC awarded $2.3 million for workforce training, Gov. outlines economic vision, Nucor begins hiring in June & more.
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February 2019
 NOTICE OF MEETING Highlands County Economic Development Office: Meet and Greet with NucorMarch 1, 2019, at 10 a.m.South Florida State College - University Center Auditorium600 West College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND The function is not a meeting of any board, council or commission. One or more County Commissioners may be present at the meeting as well as one or more Industrial Development Authority Members, Avon Park City Counc...
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Businesses needed for high school career fair, economic development strategic plan presentation dates, changes to Sunday alcohol sales, and more...
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January 2019
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The City of Avon Park, with the help of the Highlands County Economic Development office and the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, has been awarded a grant of $971,500 to fund water and wastewater infrastructure improvements to serve businesses in north Avon park. The funds were awarded from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The project will include the extension of a 12” water distribution line for approximately 2.25 miles and an 8” sewer force main for approximately ...
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