AIRPORT: The NOAA Hurricane Hunters were attracted to Lakeland Linder because of the city’s ability to build their HQ quickly to spec and the presence of aviation schools.

JBT: As citrus shifts, the processor diversified, modernized and deepened ties to local colleges.

PUBLIX: Lakeland’s favorite grocer still leases most of its stores, but it has doubled the number of locations it owns to about 300 since 2010.

Source: Business Observer

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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