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.
CANDIDATE QUESTIONNAIRES
The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide the responses to our candidate questionnaires. We appreciate the committment from the candidates that chose to participate and provide thoughtful responses about their positions and qualificaitons. The questionnaires were designed to address issues important to our business community and the Chamber is pleased to provide this information as an effort to educate our members and the public. Please find the responses here.

Millennium Partners

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Friend Partners

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  • South Fort Meade Land Management

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