Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity

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Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity

Florida

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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

We serve the following communities

Communities listed alphabetically

CommunityPopulation
Okeechobee5,733
Sebring10,678
Lake Placid2,397
Avon Park10,286
LaBelle5,142
Clewiston7,746
Moore Haven1,814
South Bay5,195
Arcadia8,012
Pahokee6,348
Belle Glade19,879
Bowling Green2,976
Zolfo Springs1,825
Wauchula4,919
County of DeSoto37,172
County of Glades13,905
County of Hardee27,265
County of Hendry40,509
County of Highlands103,480
County of Okeechobee41,823

Contact Us

Terry Burroughs

chairman
(863) 697-6325
info@flaheartland.com