YLakeland is an initiative of the Lakeland Economic Development Council, aka LEDC. Young, educated, talented, creative, and sometimes zany professionals are an essential component of a healthy community. YLakeland connects young professionals to what is happening around town and what opportunities our community offers beyond school.

YLakeland was launched in 2007 following a City Visit to Jacksonville in 2006, and specifically with Ennis Davis a co-founder of Metro Jacksonville. YLakeland has become Lakeland’s go-to online site for information about Lakeland Activities, College Life, Coming Soon Projects, Live Music, Things To Do Videos, Music & Art, News, Outdoors, Post Grad Life, Restaurants & Food, Summer Leadership Program, Unique Shops & Student Discounts. The website has received over 1.3 million hits to date.    YLAKELAND WEBSITE