July 2019
Upcoming Webinars – August 2019 The Secret Sauce to Success- The Entrepreneurial MindsetThursday, August 1, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm ESTEntrepreneurs are truly a special breed! It takes a certain set of skills and characteristics to be successful in entrepreneurial ventures. Unfortunately, the most important of these skill sets is also the most overlooked and the most under-appreciated: the Entrepreneurial Mindset!In this fun, dynamic, and interactive session being presented by Founder an...
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A vacancy has recently opened on the Industrial Development Authority.  In accordance with the Board of County Commissioners’ Policy on Board Appointments, the Board of County Commissioners was notified of the new vacancy on July 16. Currently, the IDA has 13 board members and two vacancies. The Policy on Board Appointments requires, “Approximately two months before any vacancies occur, the Department Head/staff liaison assigned to the committee shall notify the B...
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June 2019
July training opportunities, Highlands County picked for Duke Energy Site Readiness Program, workforce housing feasible, and more.
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NOTICE OF MEETING Highlands County Economic Development Office:will hold a special presentation on: July 11, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.South Florida State College - University Center Auditorium600 West College Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825 To present the findings of the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. The function is not a meeting of any board, council or commission. One or more County Commissioners may be present at the meeting as we...
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Properties in Sumter, Highlands and Lake counties announced, boosting prime industrial sites in Florida service area to 26.
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Twitter Chat – How to Start and Grow a Business for Veteran EntrepreneursMonday, July 1, 2019 from 3pm to 4pm ESTIn recognition of the Fourth of July, the U.S. Small Business Administration (@SBAgov) will host a Twitter chat about how to start or grow a business for veteran entrepreneurs on July 1, 2019. Join us and industry experts as we share tips to help veterans and the military community start, grow and expand businesses. Participate/follow along with the hashtag, #SBAchat.  ...
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