Our Location

The region boasts easy access to major transportation networks, including several major highways such as the Florida Turnpike and U.S. Route 441 – reaching more than 50 million people in a 500 mile radius. Additionally, several international airports are nearby such as Orlando International (45 minutes away), Sanford International (1 hour away), Daytona Beach International (1 hour, 15 minutes away) and Tampa International (1 hour 45 minutes away).

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Associate Degree or Higher

The Lake County School District provides an exemplary education to every student and prepares them for success upon graduation, whether that be entering the workforce or post-secondary education.

The fourteen municipalities within Lake County account for just over 50 percent of the County’s Population. Each of these cities and towns has its own distinct character, and together, they provide a diverse range of business climates and economic opportunities. LEAD partners with local municipalities to ensure that the county’s pro-business attitude is reflected throughout the entire county, regardless of municipal boundaries.

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Lake County enjoys a strategic location in Central Florida, with easy access to major transportation routes and infrastructure. Its proximity to Orlando and other urban centers provides opportunities for business growth and access to markets.

Orlando International Airport (MCO) offers service to 151 destinations, including 50 internationally.

Direct flights are available from MCO to major transportation hubs including NYC, Atlanta, Charlotte, D.C., Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, South America and more.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) offers nearly 300 departures per day to 93 destinations including NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Boston.

Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) offers service to 74 destinations.

Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) offers multiple, daily non-stop flights to Atlanta, GA on Delta Air Lines and Charlotte, NC on American Airlines.

Leesburg International Airport accommodates over 60,000 aircraft takeoffs and landings each year. The airport also is nestled among Central Florida’s busiest transportation corridors – along U.S. Highway 441 and within minutes of U.S. Highway 27, Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 75.

The region’s well-developed infrastructure and utilities, including transportation networks, reliable power supply and advanced telecommunications support the smooth functioning of local businesses and industries.

As the Metro-Orlando core continues to approach build-out and growth pressures extend into the surrounding counties, Lake County finds itself uniquely positioned to absorb a significant portion of Central Florida’s future growth. Through on-going and extensive strategic planning efforts, LEAD has identified four major strategic corridors below that will serve as significant economic drivers in Lake County over the coming decades.

The Wellness Way corridor will capitalize on the human performance training, nutrition, sports medicine and health sciences work being done at the National Training Center, South Lake Hospital and Lake-Sumter State College, while protecting existing natural resources through effective master planning. Including over 16,000 acres located between Interstate-4, Florida’s Turnpike, and U.S. Highway 27, this strategic corridor will house upwards of 15,500 housing units and over 11 million square feet of non-residential uses.

The Wolf Branch Innovation District corridor will be a significant employment center situated on approximately 1,300 acres along the Wekiva Parkway extension into Mount Dora. As it is the final leg of the beltway around Orlando, it will create significant economic development opportunities in Northeast Lake County. LEAD and the City of Mount Dora have completed an implementation plan that will guide the development of this strategic corridor, to include a wide range of commercial, light industrial and retail land uses.

The Minneola Interchange corridor is located along Florida’s Turnpike at the epicenter of the City of Minneola’s recently created CRA, spanning roughly 4,000 acres and will be home to four planned mixed-use developments. In total, the developments have entitlements for over 8,000 residential units, 1.69 million square feet of retail and office space, and 1.4 million square feet of industrial space. This strategic corridor is conveniently located 20 minutes from downtown Orlando, 30 minutes from the Orlando International Airport, and 20 minutes from major Interstates I-4 and I-75.

The Christopher C. Ford Commerce Park corridor is located on U.S. Highway 27 at the crossroads of State Road 19 and Florida’s Turnpike. As Lake County’s largest existing industrial park, it has become the home of over a dozen manufacturing and distribution businesses. Companies such as Carroll Fulmer Trucking, Dunkin Donuts Distribution, Niagara Water Bottling Company and Domino’s Distribution have realized the benefits of the Park’s strategic location. New businesses being added to this strategic corridor in 2021 include the Kroger robotic customer fulfillment center and Amazon’s last-mile delivery station.

Lake County is an ideal place to live, work and play.
Lake County is aptly named, as it is home to many beautiful lakes, providing picturesque waterfront views and opportunities for outdoor activities like boating, fishing and hiking. The county also boasts scenic landscapes and nature reserves, offering residents a chance to enjoy its natural amenities.

Apart from the lakes, Lake County offers various recreational opportunities, including parks, golf courses, greenways and trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding. With the area’s proximity to natural attractions such as the Ocala National Forest and Wekiwa Springs State Park, the outdoor recreation possibilities are endless.

Out of Florida’s 67 Counties, Lake County Ranked

Best County to Live


Best County for Outdoor Activities


Best County for Families