Hardee County History

Born in the mid-1800s from the forts erected against the Indian attacks, the central Florida soil that comprises Hardee County today is some of the richest in the world. We are one of the country’s top prime agricultural centers – our abundant produce and prize-winning livestock bring top dollar, our sweet Valencia oranges in constant demand. It’s a legacy of success that’s made Hardee County one of a kind.

“Quality of life” takes on new meaning in a setting where children can walk to neighborhood schools, housing is affordable and appealing, businesses enjoy minimal overhead and optimal labor force and the pace stays somewhere between smooth and steady.

Life in Hardee County means land, lots of it – some 500,000 acres. It means clean air, clean water, safe streets, friendly neighbors, affordable living and “hometown” fun. It’s this one-of-a-kind life that unites the over 28,000 residents of Hardee County in our effort to at once enhance and ensure all this heartland haven has to offer.
The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer its congratulations to Senators Bill Galvano and Denise Grimsley and Representative Ben Albritton on grading out as “A” legislators in the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s annual legislative report card. We thank our local legislators for their commitment to advancing policies and legislation that support the businesses of Hardee County and the state of Florida. The Hardee Chamber is proud to work hand in hand with our local legislative delegation on issues that impact our members. As part of our commitment to business in Hardee County we work to promote the interests of our members’ businesses in Washington DC, Tallahassee and within our local governments. If the chamber can be of assistance with issues affecting your business please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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