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Posted inBusiness, Downtown

Incentives Considered for Mystery Project That Could Bring 100 High-Pay Jobs to Downtown Lakeland

Local governments are being asked to sweeten the pot by a half million dollars to attract an unidentified company considering bringing 100 high-pay jobs to downtown Lakeland and investing $50 million here. The Polk County Commission approved up to $250,000 in incentives on Tuesday, and the Lakeland City Commission is expected to do the same […]

Posted inBusiness, Downtown

Web-Based Tool Will Visualize Development Downtown and Track Projects

The Lakeland Economic Development Council has a plan and the city of Lakeland has its own plan for downtown Lakeland. By April, all the different master plans plotting the future of downtown Lakeland will be integrated and “visualized” on a web-based platform that allows users to see what downtown’s street grid would look like if all proposed and […]

Posted inA & E, Business

Aquatic Murals Adorn Fishing Outfitter Coming to Former Red Lobster

Colorful fish murals are being painted on the outside walls at the building on Memorial Boulevard where the Red Lobster chain got its start, The Ledger reports. Kentucky artist Bob Gregory is painting the aquatic scenes on the building, which is being transformed into the 5,000-square-foot Lakeland Fishing Outfitters, under the same ownership as outfitters […]