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TITO BROTHERS TREATMENT, LLC COMING TO OKEECHOBEE
09/14/2019 | Tito Brothers Treatment, LLC submitted a bid to purchase a lot in the City of Okeechobee Commerce Center to build and open a healthcare waste treatment facility. Okeechobee City Council voted unanimously at their September 10, 2019 meeting to accept the bid.

IRSC Wins ASPEN Prize
04/05/2019 | It's a great day to be a Pioneer. Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program announced Tuesday that Indian River State College was awarded the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. IRSC will share the award

Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation names first President
03/22/2019 | OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Economic Development Corp. leaders have named their first president and chief executive officer. Megan Smith is set to take the lead of the newly formed public-private partnership in late March. “The board of directors has

Partnership between Piper Aircraft and IRSC aims to train more highly skilled aviation workers
10/12/2018 | VERO BEACH — Piper Aircraft, already boasting its biggest staff in a decade, announced Friday it is launching an accredited apprenticeship program in cooperation with Indian River State College.  Simon Caldecott, president and CEO, said the apprenticeship program

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster
07/19/2018 | The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on

DEO Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment on Algal Blooms
07/18/2018 | Upon a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has activated the Business Damage Assessment survey on FloridaDisaster.biz. This survey will help the state determine the best way to assist businesses impacted

Florida Ranked #4 in Advanced Placement Class Performance
02/21/2018 | Florida ranked fourth in the nation again for getting students to take — and pass — Advanced Placement classes, with students in the class of 2017 continuing a decade-long trend of AP improvement, results released Wednesday showed. Nearly 31 percent of Florida

Florida Ranks #4 in Nation for Tax Climate
10/20/2017 | The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is

PLEASE TAKE OUR “20 QUESTIONS” e-SURVEY
08/15/2017 | Want to help Florida’s Heartland Economic Region of Opportunity (FHERO)? Click on this link for an anonymous, 3-minute survey that will help us create a new brand identity. FHERO will use it to market

Looking at the Big Picture
07/11/2016 | CHRISTY SWIFT Highlands Today correspondent Published: July 11, 2016 SEBRING When Donna Doubleday goes to work each day, it's the rest of us she's helping to succeed. The President and CEO of CareerSource Heartland has her finger on the pulse of economic


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TITO BROTHERS TREATMENT, LLC COMING TO OKEECHOBEE
09/14/2019 | Tito Brothers Treatment, LLC submitted a bid to purchase a lot in the City of
IRSC Wins ASPEN Prize
04/05/2019 | It's a great day to be a Pioneer. Aspen Institute’s College Excellence
Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation names first President
03/22/2019 | OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Economic Development Corp. leaders have named their first president and chief
Partnership between Piper Aircraft and IRSC aims to train more highly skilled aviation workers
10/12/2018 | VERO BEACH — Piper Aircraft, already boasting its biggest staff in a decade, announced
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster
07/19/2018 | The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available