September 1, 2014

Business Florida 2013 - The Regions

South Central Florida

Arcadia, Okeechobee, Sebring

| 9/20/2012

NOTABLE EMPLOYERS

Logistics

• Agero Inc. - Sebring

• Walmart Distribution Center - Arcadia

• Walpole Inc. - Okeechobee

Agribusiness

• Larson Dairy Inc. - Okeechobee

• Lykes Brothers Inc. - Glades County

• The Mosaic Company - Wauchula

• Southern Gardens Citrus - Clewiston

• United States Sugar Corporation - Clewiston

QUALITY OF LIFE

One-of-a-kind fun
South Central’s small towns play host to special events you won’t find elsewhere: The All-Florida Championship Rodeo (Arcadia); Chalo Nitka Festival and Rodeo, featuring Seminole arts and crafts and alligator wrestling (Moore Haven); Pioneer Park Days (Zolfo Springs); Sugar Festival (Clewiston); and Swamp Cabbage Festival (Labelle). For racing enthusiasts, there’s Sebring International Raceway, the oldest permanent road track in America, and in Okeechobee County, the OK Corral Gun Club, with shotgun, rifle and pistol ranges, a sporting clays course and 3-D archery area.

Getting back to nature
Ecotourism is a preferred “sport” in Florida’s heartland, which is home to Lake Okeechobee — the nation’s second largest freshwater lake — plus dozens of smaller lakes and one of Florida’s oldest parks, Highlands State Park, circa 1931. World-class fishing, bird watching, camping and small game hunting are favorite region-wide pastimes.

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