Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity


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Florida Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity



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

City of Okeechobee5,558
City of Sebring10,460
City of Lake Placid2,235
City of Avon Park10,048
City of LaBelle4,765
City of Clewiston7,359
City of Moore Haven1,828
City of South Bay5,165
City of Arcadia8,032
City of Pahokee6,166
City of Belle Glade19,407
City of Bowling Green2,893
City of Zolfo Springs1,812
City of Wauchula4,885
County of DeSoto35,571
County of Glades13,805
County of Hardee27,403
County of Hendry38,937
County of Highlands99,507
County of Okeechobee39,214

Contact Us

Terry Burroughs

(863) 697-6325