Economic Development

The Development Authority of Polk County (DAPC) is an independent agency charged with economic development for Polk County and as such, provides a single point of contact for industry looking to relocate or expand within the footprint of Polk County. Our state-of-the-art resources provide prospects, developers, brokers, property and business owners with detailed information about specific parcels and available land, industrial and commercial space.


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The DAPC provides:

  • A Single Point of Contact
  • Demographics and Community Information
  • Confidential Site Selection & Marketing Service
  • Fast Track Permitting
  • Program Financing and Incentives
  • Government Liaison Services
  • Zoning Information
  • Residential and Commercial Building Trends

Our mission is to bring quality jobs and opportunities for the citizens of Polk County through continued growth in new and existing industry and the redevelopment of areas of commercial blight or underuse. More than $100 million in new investments have been made in Polk County in the past 20 years through the efforts of the Development Authority.

The DAPC strives to meet the needs of business at the speed of business. No project has left Polk County because the Development Authority could not respond to their needs.