Economic Development Council

Economic Development Board at a ribbon cuttingThe Economic Development Council (EDC) is generally the lead agency for economic development in Hardee County. The EDC is charged with marketing the county and being the initial contact for interested businesses.

The EDC works to diversify the economy by creating quality careers in the hopes of improving the quality of life for Hardee County residents. The EDC is committed to improving the economic well being of the County through growth and expansion of local businesses and the attraction of new businesses to Hardee County. The objective of this planned economic diversification is the creation of high-wage, high-skill jobs that will retain and expand existing, high-value businesses.

The Hardee County Economic Development Council strives to provide the highest level of assistance and service to businesses in order to encourage economic investment and prosperity in Hardee County.

The EDC can assist businesses:

  • Start up a company in Hardee County
  • Relocate to or establish a presence in Hardee County
  • Expand already existing operations in Hardee County
  • Provide consultation on state, regional and local incentives.


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