April 2019
In April 2019, several County stakeholders met to participate in an “Asset Mapping” Exercise facilitated by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity through a Competitive Florida Partnership grant. Participants identified key community assets and set goals and action steps to expand economic development in Highlands County. An outcome of the exercise is a Draft of Action Steps for expansion of economic development in Highlands County. Please review the summarized draft Highlands Count...
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Input still needed for skills gap analysis, Duke Energy to begin solar plant in May, the future of Florida's workforce, AP moving forward with extending utilities, and more.
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March 2019
NOTICE OF MEETING Highlands County Economic Development Office will hold anAsset Mapping Exercise onWednesday, April 3 at 8:30 AM Jack Stroup Civic Center345 W. Center Ave.Sebring, FL 33870 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING AS WELL AS ONE OR MORE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY MEMBERS Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Industrial Development Authority of Highlands C...
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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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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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