TAVARES — Manufacturing everything from seaplanes to fishing boats, Lake County is home to a wide array of businesses creating one-of-a-kind products sold both locally and globally. To celebrate them, the office of Elevate Lake is highlighting manufacturers of “Made in Lake” products through a social media marketing campaign during October, which is Manufacturing Month. Participating businesses will be featured on the county’s economic development Facebook page, facebook.com/ElevateLakeFL.
To be considered for participation in the campaign, local businesses must be registered on the Made in Lake website, www.madeinlake.com, by Sept. 28. The site is designed to assist local companies that manufacture products and provide valuable jobs within the community. The process of registering is simple, fast and free, and will provide significant exposure for businesses and their products.
“Manufacturing in Lake County is a key piece of our economy, and will continue to be a part of creating a more diverse and sustainable future here,” said Brandon Matulka, Executive Director of the Agency for Economic Prosperity. “The Made in Lake program looks to provide an opportunity for our manufacturing business leaders to benefit from a platform where they can network with other companies and gain exposure both within Lake County and outside of our borders.”
Lake County has identified the manufacturing sector as one of the most important industries, and continues to undertake initiatives aimed at strengthening the industry locally, including the Made in Lake site. The website seeks to unify the manufacturing industry, market Lake County manufacturing businesses, foster increased pride in the industry and create new connections, with the overall goal of helping to stimulate the economy.
Businesses are encouraged to tag @ElevateLakeFL and use the hashtag #MadeInLake in social media posts in October and throughout the year.