EDC Staff

Bill Lambert, Economic Development Director
Bill LambertBill Lambert utilizes his experience as an entrepreneur in the private sector to serve Hardee County as the Economic Development Director. Bill began his career in economic development while serving as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners in 2004. As chairman he helped craft and negotiate the Mosaic Agreement to secure $40 Million for economic development. He is a University of Florida graduate and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management.


Sarah Pelham, Economic Development Coordinator
Sarah PelhamSarah Pelham worked as a project manager for economic development projects in the private sector for four years before starting her career with the Hardee County Economic Development Office in 2008. She now serves as the Economic Development Coordinator and Enterprise Zone Coordinator. Sarah attended the University of Central Florida and is currently pursuing her Certificate in Economic Development (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council.


Kristi Schierling, Economic Development Office Manager
Kristi ShierlingKristi Schierling received her Associate of Arts from Northwest Mississippi Community College and has an extensive background in banking. Kristi moved to Hardee County in 2008 and began as Office Manager for the Hardee County Economic Development Office in 2011.




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Governor Scott Awards Job Growth Grant Funds

Dec 12, 2018

Governor Scott awards nearly $30 Million in grant funds with $2,360,000 being awarded to Hardee County. See press release for more information. ...
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January 2018 EDC/IDA Board Meeting

Jan 04, 2018

The Hardee County EDC/IDA will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. This meeting will be held at the Board of County…...
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Joint BOCC & EDC/IDA meeting followed by EDC/IDA meeting

Sep 15, 2017

The BOCC will hold a special meeting jointly with the EDC/IDA. Immediately following the adjournment of this meeting, the EDC/IDA will hold their regular meeting.…...
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