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The City of Lakeland is a community that welcomes new development and supports businesses that choose to call Lakeland home. Supporting Lakeland’s quality of life goals, the City will look to utilize economic development incentives to create jobs and boost private investment. Economic development incentives can help to increase employment opportunities, diversify Lakeland’s workforce and strengthen the local economy.

 “In 2017, Lakeland completed incentive agreements with 22 businesses which resulted in the creation of 222 jobs and more that $22 million in capital investment”.


Qualified Target Industry


Polk County Bonus Incentive


Economic Development Impact Fee Mitigation


Lakeland Electric Economic Development Rider


Foreign Trade Zone


Core Improvement Area