Hardee County is the place to grow your ideas. Our community supports the entrepreneur spirit and recognizes the necessity to foster innovators. Below are our resources for entrepreneurs.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)- The Hardee County Economic Development Office has partnered with the SBDC to deliver tools and resources to entrepreneurs. SBDC can assist you in building a business plan, constructing a critical business foundation, consulting in financing, marketing strategies, government contracting, international trade, financial analysis and capital access, business certifications, market and revenue growth strategies.

TechRiver- TechRiver is a campus for technology and entrepreneurship located in the TechRiver Technology Park in Wauchula, Florida. We're home to startups and small businesses and offer classes and workshops to the community. TechRiver Park features modern classrooms, workspaces, and community co-working areas for collaboration on the next great technology ideas.
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South Florida State College (SFSC)- SFSC is a strong partner and offers many advantages to entrepreneurs in the community.

Incubator- The production based incubator/accelerator located in Wauchula offers a space for entrepreneurs to grow their ideas. With a functioning fill line that is capable to various size runs, marketing specialist and ample room, the facility can meet multiple needs for entrepreneurs.

Broadband- Hardee County has a ubiquitous broadband system that provides wireless internet throughout the community. Entrepreneurs can capitalize on our internet capabilities to expand and start their businesses in a competitive environment.

Funding- Hardee County has unique funding streams that allows us to assist entrepreneurs in reaching their business goals. The Economic Development Council can assist entrepreneurs in working with the Industrial Development Authority, Community Redevelopment Agency and Economic Development Authority.

Commerce Park- Hardee County has a shovel ready commerce park. Through the economic development office, entrepreneurs can seek lease to own buildings or reduced priced land as incentive for job creation.


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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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