Governor Rick Scott and Publix CEO & President Todd Jones announced today that Publix will expand its headquarters in Lakeland and add 700 additional jobs by the end of 2027. Since construction on Publix’s current corporate office was announced in 2001, Publix has entered three additional states, more than doubled its annual sales, opened more than 500 new stores and added about 70,000 associates. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Publix to Create 700 New Jobs by Expanding Lakeland Corporate Office
Public Workshop to be held Thursday, August 2, 2018
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is hosting a public workshop regarding the Lakeland Area Alternatives Analysis. The study will assist the FDOT and its transportation partners (City of Lakeland, Polk County, Citrus Transit) in defining a program of context-based projects envisioned to improve all modes of transportation for safety, mobility, quality of life, and economic development. [Read more…] about Public Workshop for Lakeland Area Alternatives Analysis in City of Lakeland
LAKELAND, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job growth at NuJak Companies, a full-service construction and project management company in Lakeland. The company currently employs more than 20 Floridians throughout seven locations and plans to add more than 15 new jobs over the next two years.
Governor Scott said, “It was great to visit NuJak Companies today to highlight their continued success and job growth. Florida’s small businesses like NuJak Companies are an integral part of our thriving economy, and we have fought to support them by cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations. Last week, I announced that we doubled our promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years by creating 1.4 million jobs since December 2010, and we will keep fighting to continue this incredible economic growth. With the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to invest in infrastructure and workforce training, our state will continue to add opportunities for families across Florida.”
NuJak Companies President and CEO Frank Kendrick said, “We are very excited to have Governor Rick Scott visiting our office today to recognize NuJak for its contributions to job creation and economic development. Governor Scott is a major advocate behind the power small businesses have in stimulating jobs and economic growth, and we are one of the companies that has benefited from his pro-business approach. Since Governor Scott took office in 2011, NuJak Companies has experienced approximately 700% growth.”
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said, “Florida continues to lead the nation in job growth thanks to innovative businesses, such as NuJak, and Governor Scott’s unwavering leadership to support economic growth in the Sunshine State. I applaud Frank Kendrick not only for creating jobs for Floridians, but also for being a great corporate citizen who gives back to our communities.”
Founded in Lakeland in 1992, NuJak Companies is one of the leading full-service construction companies in the state of Florida, specializing in providing pre-construction, construction management, and design-build services to a variety of clients. Recently, NuJak Companies ranked in the top ten on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2017 Fast 50 List of the 50 fastest growing companies in the Tampa Bay area for the second year in a row.
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) invites customers of Utilities Inc. of Florida (Utilities, Inc.) to participate in customer service hearings in Altamonte Springs and Lakeland on the utility’s petition for a water and wastewater rate increase. The hearings will allow customers to provide public comment on Utilities Inc.’s rate request. Customer input will be taken into consideration when the Commission considers this request.
The service hearings are scheduled for the following times and locations:
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Eastmonte Civic Center
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Cypress Lakes Clubhouse
10000 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, FL 32820
In August 2016, Utilities Inc. filed a petition with the PSC to increase its water and wastewater rates. Utilities Inc. provides service to 27 systems in Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Lee, Marion, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Seminole Counties.
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