Economic Development

Auburndale has a lot to offer when it comes to a great business location. Located between Tampa and Orlando this charming city is right off of Interstate-4 with easy access either by interstate or rail. Some of the major businesses that call us home are:

Coca Cola North AmericaFlorida BreweryCutrale Citrus Juices
KIKFantasy of FlightCommercial Carrier
Colorado Boxed BeefBuckhead BeefBright House Networks
Commercial WarhousingCantexAdams Cold Storage

Whether you’re a large business or a small business we have the perfect atmosphere for you. If you are interested in expanding or locating a business in Auburndale, please contact Amy Palmer, Community Development Director at 863-965-5530.

Economic Development Assistance includes Business Retention and Expansion, Incentives, Site Location Assistance, Workforce Development Assistance, Small Business Development, Permitting Assistance, and Demographics.

Open for Business!

The City of Auburndale is an Open for Business community. Open for Business is the nation’s 1st regional streamlined permitting initiative.

Saddle Creek Logistics Opens New Distribution Center in Auburndale

June 2016. Register Construction completed construction of a new 468,000 SF distribution center for Saddle Creek Logistics in Auburndale.  The $20 million project employs 15 people and will have the ability to expand to 811,000 SF.  The site is located near the intersection of Old Dixie Hwy and the Polk Parkway.

The Coca-Cola Company Commits $2 Billion to Support Planting of 25,000 Acres of New Orange Groves in Florida

May 7, 2013. The future of Florida orange juice is looking brighter today. Coca-Cola is supporting the state’s largest citrus planting in 25 years with a commitment to purchase approximately $2 billion of oranges produced by the new groves. Partnering with Cutrale Citrus Juices and Peace River Citrus Products, Coca-Cola’s investment will enable the growers to plant 25,000 acres of orange trees. Coca-Cola has played an active role in the Florida citrus industry since purchasing Minute Maid® in 1960. Today, the Company operates 26 facilities in Florida, employing 6,100 associates. Over the last five years, The Coca-Cola Company has invested more than $400 million in its operations throughout the state. Most recently, the Auburndale facility, which produces Simply® juices, underwent a significant expansion. Adding a new production line and increased warehouse space, this multi-million dollar project created 129 new jobs, bringing the total number of facility employees to more than 500. Read the entire press release on Coca-Cola’s website.