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The Economic Development Division understands the importance of nurturing relationships with the business community. This is accomplished by offering assistance with the development process, helping business owners tap into available resources and providing avenues for businesses to achieve success. Whether you are a startup or a long established business, the Business Development Office is ready to meet with you to extend our welcome and to discuss any issues or questions you may have about Lakeland.

Our division seeks to:

  • Provide businesses assistance and connect resources
  • Coordinate with the area’s Economic Development organizations
  • Market Lakeland’s  services to external and internal customers
  • Expand and diversify Lakeland’s economy
  • Provide collaboration and support to entrepreneurs and business leaders


Demographic Guide

Business Start-Up Guide

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Development Review Process