Lakeland is strategically located in the center of the state with over 8.5 million people living within a 100-mile radius. All major interstates and highways run through or within 30 miles of Lakeland. Tampa and Orlando International airports are less than an hour away, and the Port of Tampa is 35 miles to the west.
Lakeland is a pro-growth city and will work with you to move or expand your business.
Here are some facts to consider:
- No state personal income tax
- No income tax on Limited Partnerships or Subchapter 5 Corporations
- Lower impact fees than neighboring counties
- Lower utility costs
- Availability of labor
- Ranked among the most affordable places to live
In addition to Lakeland being a smart business choice, it is a nice place to live. Lakeland is an active community with beautiful lakes, bike paths, and parks for recreation, the Polk Museum of Art which is affiliated with the Smithsonian, two private colleges: Florida Southern College and Southeastern University, several community and state colleges including the new Florida Polytechnic University. Community and sporting events take place throughout the year including Sun-n-Fun Fly In, Detroit Tigers spring training, MayFaire Art Festival, and the Child of the Sun Jazz Festival. Disney World, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and LegoLand are a short drive away, and you can be on the gulf beaches or Atlantic Ocean in an hour and a half.
Here are just a few of the things we love about living in this area.
Lakeland is an ideal place to work and live, and The Ruthvens are the ideal warehouse developers to lease or build you a warehouse. For more information on Lakeland and Central Florida, use the following links: