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

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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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Haines City Economic Development Council shared Polk County Emergency Management's . ... See MoreSee Less

11pm update on TS #Erika We will continue to keep you updated throughout the day tomorrow!

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The 11AM advisory from the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center has shifted #Erika slightly west, with the local area remaining in the cone of uncertainty for the Monday-Tuesday timeframe. The forecasted strength remains at tropical storm force. Be prepared and continue to closely monitor the situation through early next week. www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

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Do you know how transportation projects in Polk County are funded?

The TPO receives state and federal funds as well as local county funds to complete transportation projects in Polk County.

1.Polk County's Transportation Management Area (TMA) funding source for the Momentum 2040 plan totals $138 million between 2020 and 2040.

2.Other state and federal funding includes Transportation Alternative Funds (can be used to fund pedestrian and bicycle improvements) and Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) funds which are allocated to improve regionally significant transportation facilities in "regional transportation areas".

3.County funding for transportation projects is made up of local property taxes (Ad Valorem) and Transportation Impact Fees, both which are significantly lower in the Momentum 2040 Plan versus the previous 2035 Mobility Vision Plan.

With the decreased amount of funding available, the TPO has prepared a draft 2040 Cost-Feasible Highway Network showing transportation projects for Polk County. Tier I includes committed projects (2014-2018), Tier II and III include Cost-Feasible projects (2019-2040). Tier IV shows our "Illustrative Projects" which may or may not have funding. And finally, Tier V depicts our Unfunded Needs (2019-2040)

Now that you have an idea of how transportation projects are funded, what do you think of our Roadway Plan?

Remember, you leave a comment below, or join us in Winter Haven on September 22nd at the Public Library from 5:30-7:00 pm.

You can also attend our next TPO Board meeting at the Neil Combee Building in Bartow on September 17th at 9:00 am.

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For more information on the Momentum 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, please visit our website: www.polktpo.com/2040-lrtp/documents.aspx
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Happy Birthday City Manager Jonathan Evans ! Great Party ! ... See MoreSee Less

Haines City City Manager Jonathan Evans celebrating 35th Bday! Now that he's of age, is a 2016 Presidential bid in store...? #2016president

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NWS has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for central #Polk County until 645pm tonight. Never drive a vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway. Turn around...don't drown.

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Guinness World Record Broken at Thunder on the Ridge

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