High Skill

The LEDC created a separately funded initiative in 2003 to focus on creating High Skill, High Wage jobs to improve Lakeland’s Quality of Life. The High Skill Initiative is focused on recruiting and retaining companies and talent that focus on enabling technologies and manufacture complex research- oriented products.

The High-Skill Initiative works to accomplish these goals through Higher Education and Economic Development Partnerships, facilitating development of High-Skill Infrastructure (including a research university), Marketing, Incentives, City Visits, YLakeland Campaign, Inventorying Lakeland’s Cool Assets, Summer Leadership Program & our Entrepreneurial Hub – Catapult.