The Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity is an economic powerhouse of six counties located in the heart of Florida’s booming economy. These counties include DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee as well as the cities of Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay and the Community of Immokalee.
Heartland communities offer quality locations and natural resources with all of the advantages of a small community and the convenience and support of five nearby metropolitan cities: Tampa/St. Petersburg, Orlando, West Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade, and Bradenton/Sarasota.
Why Florida’s Heartland?
- 7 deep-water ports
- 8 international airports, 2 regional airports, 9 municipal airparks
- 3 railroads, 3 major interstates, plus the Florida Turnpike
- Countless acres of available land
- 2 foreign trade zones
- Available workforce of 125,000 and approximately 3 million in contiguous areas
Communities listed alphabetically
|County of DeSoto||37,172|
|County of Glades||13,905|
|County of Hardee||27,265|
|County of Hendry||40,509|
|County of Highlands||103,480|
|County of Okeechobee||41,823|