Plant City to Host New Economic Development Opportunities Forum

April 15, 2015

The City of Plant City, Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation have teamed up to launch a new economic development forum designed  to highlight Plant City’s formidable potential as a commercial and industrial business location in the heart of Central Florida’s booming I-4 corridor. Taking place on May 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the event, called Plant City Right Now, will offer business leaders the opportunity to join local, county, and state government officials to discover new opportunities for corporations to relocate, build, and grow in the Plant City area.
“Plant City’s proximity to major roadways as well as Port Tampa Bay is ideal for corporations in industries such as manufacturing, distribution, and logistics,” said Plant City Mayor Rick A. Lott. “Many agencies are working together to streamline the process for new commercial development and corporate relocations here, creating a welcoming environment that is friendly to companies looking to expand their operations and impact on the market. Our goal for this event is to connect commercial brokers and developers with the opportunities, people, and resources they need to choose Plant City for new and expanding businesses.”
Plant City Right Now will showcase key properties available for commercial development and discuss steps being taken to prepare the way for new growth and corporate expansion.  Guests will have the chance to hear from businesses that have chosen to relocate their operations to Plant City and from agencies that are poised to assist companies with relocation, expansion, and workforce development needs.
“We welcome companies to become a part of our growing community and take advantage of the opportunities that abound here in Plant City,” said Mike Herr, City Manager of Plant City. “We will take the necessary steps to provide a smooth transition and a business-friendly environment for those who are looking for the best location to continue their corporate growth and success.”
Plant City Right Now will be held at Hillsborough Community College’s Trinkle Center, located at 1206 North Park Road in Plant City. Admission is free. Register online at