Economic Development

Part of what makes Winter Haven perfect for business is the cooperation and synergy experienced among the City of Winter Haven and our partner organizations working to support business sustainability and growth.

Winter Haven is the heart of Florida’s Super Region, an area that generates $300 billion per year in economic activity. Our prime location allows for convenient access to two major international airports, the nation’s newest inland port and logistics center, and a population of 7.2 million within an hour’s drive.

Target Industries

Target industries are a mix of sectors that are best suited to build on Winter Haven’s existing clusters, unique assets, central location, and infrastructure so Winter Haven may strengthen key industries already present in the community, diversify into emerging industries, and capitalize upon near-term opportunities within the region.

Winter Haven’s Target Industries are:

  • Agribusiness
  • Business Development
  • Freight Transportation & Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Tourism and Hospitality