Welcome to
Haines City

Haines City is centrally located near I-4
and Route 27 in the “Heart of Florida.”
There is no better place to open, expand
or relocate your business.

Shovel Ready

Over 8.5 million people live within a 100
mile radius of Haines City making it an
ideal location to open, expand or relocate
your business.

Haines City Rail

Haines City Short Line Rail
The city owned 2.5 mile railroad spur
connects the central CSX railroad line
through the city to the Haines City Industrial park
located along County Road 544

Haines City is
the Business Capital
of Central Florida

Exploring new ideas,
taking on fresh challenges,
and creating innovative partnerships.

Photo credit: Humberto Gutierrez

Featured Board Member

Ann Barnhart

Ann Barnhart, Chief Operating Officer Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center Read more

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Aldi Inc
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates nearly 1,300 US stores in 32 states.
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Virtual Entrepreneur

FLVEC Web Button Final 2011

Florida High Tech 2014 Magazine

Regional Streamlined Permitting



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Office Address:
135 North 6th Street, First Floor Suite H
Haines City, FL 33844
Phone: 863-422-2525
Fax: 863-422-2577

Quick Links

City Manager’s Report
Website – City of Haines City
Phone- 863-421-3600
Central Florida Development Council
Website- CFDC
Phone- 863-534-4370
Fax- 863-534-0886
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Website- FHTCC
Phone- 407-708-4630
Fax- 407-708-4635
Visit the High Tech Corridor
Enterprise Florida
Website- EFI
Phone- 407-956-5600
Fax- 407-956-5599
Colleges and Universities
Polk State College
Phone- 863-297-1010
Florida Polytechnic
Website- Florida Polytechnic
Phone- 863-667-7000

CareerSource Polk/Workforce 2020
Website- CareerSource Polk
Phone- 863-508-1600
Fax- 863- 508-1601

Featured Property


Now leasing medical office space next

to Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center

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FREE five day youth camp! Call 386-688-0173 or email twelch@youthranches.org for more information.

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Friday, July 3rd the Haines City EDC will be closed. ... See MoreSee Less

We are closed Friday, July 3 in celebration of Independence Day. Normal business operations resume Monday, July 6 at 8 a.m. Online services, such as traffic ticket payments and records searches, are always available on our website at www.polkcountyclerk.net.

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The Public Works Department has begun a Lakes Management Program. Our program includes removal of litter and debris from lakes within our city limits as well as beginning revitalizing some of our lake shores. Lake Elsie has been a great concern with much floating vegetation and shoreline grass. On Thursday, June 18, 2015 Polk County Resources will aid the city with the spraying of the shoreline grass in Lake Elsie and also along the northern side of Lake Eva. Once the initial spray application of herbicide has been applied the grasses will turn brown and begin to die. This will be our first step in giving Lake Elsie a new look. As we make progression our goal is make our lakes beautiful and healthy.

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The City of Haines City would like to take this opportunity to welcome, and introduce the Mayor of the City of Haines City, Mr. Kenneth Kipp, a humble servant of and for the people of Haines City, who is very proud to call Haines City his home. Mayor Kipp is a military brat raised by his mom and father, a career US Army Sergeant. Mayor Kipp has lived all over the world. He was born in Oakland, CA. and graduated from high school in Springdale, AR. Mayor Kipp went to about 12 schools during those years. In 1977, he received his BA in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. In 1987, he received a MA in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mayor Kipp jokes that all this shows is that in the past he went to school way too much - now he goes to school every day - since 2003 Mayor Kipp has been the Dean of Discipline at Haines City High School. Mayor Kipp and his wife have two daughters and three grandsons. They moved to Haines City the same month as Hurricane Andrew moved into Florida, August 1992. They moved as he had been called as the Minister of Education at First Baptist Church, Haines City. Later he went to work for Polk County Schools. In 2013, Mayor Kipp was elected as a Haines City Commissioner. In 2015, his peers elected him Mayor of Haines City. To both groups he owes a huge thank you. He also owes a promise that he will perform his duties and obligations to the best of his ability. There are two things you can count on from Mayor Kipp... He states, "First, I make all my decisions based on principle. Those principles were taught to me years ago and come from the Bible. I hold that book close to my heart, important and dear, and I want to give thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for saving me and blessing me so richly. From the Bible I have learned to order my life in the following way: First in my life is God. Next in my life is my family. Third in my life is work and church. Last in my life is everything else. In recognizing those principles and the value I place on the priorities in my life, you usually can anticipate how I will think, react, and vote. The second thing you can count on from me is common sense. I believe that healthy doses of common sense from the leaders of any organization can solve most any problem. I agree with what George Washington said to the citizens of Baltimore in 1789, 'It appears to me that little more than common sense and common honesty in the transactions of the community at large would be necessary to make us a great and a happy nation.' Or in the case of Haines City, a great and happy city. A city whose name I hope will always be synonymous with pride and integrity."

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