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December 2017
The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners' Economic Development office announces that Commercial Real Estate Development Consultants (CREDC) has contracted to buy 7.74 acres on U.S. Highway 27 in Sebring with plans to develop it into a new retail site. The site is located at 1625 U.S. Highway 27 North, which is directly across from The Shops at Shelby Crossing plaza. The county's economic development office worked closely with CREDC and its partner Kent Lemmon, princip...
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The Selection Committee for The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame has announced two distinguished leaders will be inducted into the Hall during the 56th Citrus Celebration Luncheon on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.L. Gene Albrigo, of Daytona Shores, Fla., and Marvin D. Kahn, of Sebring, Fla., will be honored at the luncheon, scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. at Florida Southern College.Marvin Kahn is President of Kahn Grove Service and Kahn Citrus Management, LLC in...
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October 2017
SBA Business Recovery Center - Highlands CountyMonday through SaturdayHours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center4509 West George Blvd.Sebring, FL 33875A Business Recovery Center (BRC) operated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is now open in Highlands County to help local businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma.SBA representatives in the centers provide information about disaster loans, answer questions and assist businesses in completing the SBA application.The Highla...
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September 2017
The Highlands County Economic Development office is launching a complete suite of enhanced digital services. Among the new services is its website, www.HighlandsBusiness.com. The site is rich in information and is designed to put key information at the fingertips of site selectors, developers, and existing and prospective businesses around the world. “Websites are essential tools in the modern economic development landscape,” said Taylor Benson, Highlands County Economic De...
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Highlands County Economic Development is open and has resumed normal operating hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are here to assist you with your business damage assessment and recovery. The County’s Building Department (863-402-6643) is also open to assist with permitting needs.BUSINESS DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: If your business sustained damage during Hurricane Irma, please complete the Business Damage Assessment Survey at http://www.flvbeoc.org/index.php?action=bd...
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ATTENTION HIGHLANDS COUNTY BUSINESSES:Based on the advisory information received from the Highlands County Emergency Operations Center and the National Weather Service, Hurricane Irma is expected to have an impact on Central Florida and Highlands County. Highlands County Economic Development has compiled several disaster preparedness and disaster assistance/recovery resources for our local businesses: Please forward this information on to your colleagues, fellow business partners, and anyon...
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