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Community Open-House to Focus on Economic Development

A community "open house" planned for Monday, May 20 will give area residents an opportunity to discuss key economic issues and and perceived opportunities that may help shape the future of Lake Wales.

The five-hour "drop in" will be hosted by the Central Florida Regional Planning Council under a contract with the City of Lake Wales.

Residents are invited to share their thoughts on the draft Economic Development Strategy and discuss the "identified goals, strategies, and next steps."

The event will take place between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lake Wales Family Recreation Center at 1001 Burns Avenue.

Economic development and an increase in per-capita income are among the goals of an effort by the City of Lake Wales to seek opportunities for beneficial growth. The city has also entered into two contracts with Retail Strategies, a search firm that has been actively matching Lake Wales demographics with those used by a number of national retailers and restaurant chains to attract them to the city.

Additional information about the open house may be received by contacting Brenda Torres of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council at (863) 534-7130, extension 109, or via e-mail at [email protected].

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), anyone who needs a special accommodation to participate in this workshop should notify the City of Lake Wales 863-678-4182, extension 1254 or e-mail at [email protected] 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.


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