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Lake County and Office of Elevate Lake to celebrate National Economic Development Week 2021

RELEASE DATE: May 7, 2021

Tavares – Lake County and the Office of Elevate Lake will celebrate National Economic Development Week from May 9-15. The Week highlights the contributions of positive economic development and explains the role of economic development in our local community, including stewardship of:

  • Policies that government undertakes to meet broad economic objectives including inflation control, high unemployment and sustainable growth.
  • Policies and programs to provide services such as building highways, managing parks and providing medical access to the disadvantaged.
  • Policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate through specific efforts, business finance, marketing, neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, real estate development and others.

"We're committed to making Lake County an amazing place to live, work and play, and it all starts with strong economic development," said Sean Parks, Lake County Board Chairman. "Our Office of Elevate Lake is here to help local businesses with the resources needed to make their impact on the world."

Now in its sixth year, National Economic Development Week was created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council, the largest professional membership organization for economic developers, to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating vibrant communities with strong economies. Over the span of five years, more than 450 campaigns have been created throughout the United States and Canada, creating millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, videos and other activities. Cities, counties and states recognized the week in past years through official proclamations, local community events and informational campaigns online and through social media. The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has also issued a statement commemorating Economic Development Week in past years.

                Want to support economic development in Lake County? Like and follow your favorite Lake County businesses and share positive experiences with your network. You can also like us on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/ElevateLakeFL to stay up to date with everything that’s going on in our area.


Lake County media contact:
Samantha Shylkofski
Lead Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
[email protected]

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