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June 2018
A current board member's term is set to expire on September 30, 2018. In accordance with the Board of County Commissioners' Policy on Board Appointments, the public is hereby notified of the pending vacancy. IDA members serve four-year terms and play an integral part in shaping the county’s current and future economy. The IDA, as authorized by Florida Statute 159.44 – 159.53, is responsible for financing projects for the public purposes described in the Florida Indu...
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Diversified CPC International has signed a 25-year lease that includes almost four acres of land and an existing 6,000 sq. ft. office building and warehouse at Sebring Multimodal Logistics Center. The company is a global leader in the production of specialty gases, aerosol propellants, alternative fuels, NGL refrigerants, and foam blowing agents. The Sebring facility will be an advanced distribution terminal that serves the Caribbean. Bob Scott, Project Engineer has been coordinating w...
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May 2018
South Florida State College (SFSC) was awarded $500,000 through a special funding allocation by the Florida legislature to create a mobile welding lab that will provide low-cost, high-demand workforce training to the residents of DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties. “The governor’s budget was titled ‘Securing Florida’s Future’ and that’s exactly what this special funding initiative does for our region,” said Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, president of SF...
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A new vacancy has opened on the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority. IDA members serve four-year terms and play an integral part in shaping the county’s current and future economy. The IDA, as authorized by Florida Statute 159.44 – 159.53, is responsible for financing projects for the public purposes described in the Florida Industrial Development Financing Act and by Florida Statute, and for fostering the economic development of the county. IDA board mem...
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