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Lake County, FL Office of Elevate Lake

Why Lake

Lake County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Florida. From the City of Tavares "The Seaplane City," to the City of Mount Dora’s "Some Place Special," to the City of Clermont’s "The Choice of Champions," Lake County boasts 14 municipalities, each with its own unique personality and charm.

Lake County offers small town character, combined with the amenities of a major metropolitan city. Centrally located in the state, with easy access to interstates, highways, railways, seaports and international airports, companies in Lake County are able to service businesses throughout the state, nation and world, with down-home southern hospitality and a smile. This also makes Lake County an attractive destination for tourists, and the best and brightest employment candidates.

  • Low cost of living, and competitively priced land Lake County is the ideal place to pursue business expansion across a wide range of industries from local, one-man shops, to multi-national corporations.
  • Our millage rate is one of the lowest in the region, making it appealing to existing and prospective business owners.
  • Lake County has a relatively low property crime rate, being 33.6% lower than the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro area's index and 6.9% lower than the State of Florida's index. Lake County's violent crime rate is 30.7% lower than the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metro area’s index, but 15.5% higher than the State of Florida’s index."
  • Ideally located in the center of the state, our transportation networks allows for easy and efficient distribution throughout the southeast.
  • Our talent pipeline includes more than 500,000 students enrolled at higher education institutions within a 100 mile radius of Lake County.
  • Through the identification and development of strategic growth corridors, Lake County is setting the stage for major expansion of business and industry within its borders.

Our vision for Lake County is a prosperous local economy supported by a wide range of career opportunities, a diversified tax base, and an exceptional quality of life. Lake County is the perfect location to live, work, and play. Let us introduce you to the place that offers the best of Florida!