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Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprises at Florida Southern College Host Polk Real Estate and Economic Development Updates

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lakeland, florida, October 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Barney Burnett School of Business & Free Enterprise Florida Southern College Configured to host 8th Polk real estate and economic updates October 28th, at George W. Jenkins Field House. Gold sponsors of the event are SouthState Bank and his SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate.

Event tickets must be purchased in advance on or before the day October 21stthe following link:

The event will start at 8 am Continental breakfast included, first panel begins immediately 8:30 am Lunch is also provided.

The Barnett School of Business last hosted this event in 2018. The school regularly invites the county’s leading real estate professionals, banking and finance professionals, market analysts, and economic development experts to share their insights on the region’s continued economic growth and development. are sharing. Polk County It is the fourth fastest growing metropolitan area in usa, 10 million consumers within 100 miles, 4 international airports within 60 miles, and 3 deep water ports within 75 miles. In the last 24 months, 11 companies expanded their operations or found new locations. Polk Countymake more than $600 million It drives capital investment and creates more than 3,500 jobs.

Four panels and discussion topics include capital, economic factors, transportation and real estate. The moderator is Mr. James FarrellPh.D., Associate Professor of Financial Economics south florida; Mr Steve Scruggs, Lakeland Economic Development Council. HD “Jake” Polumbo, Two Blue Aces, Founding Partner and Senior Consultant, USAF Rear Admiral (Retired). and Mr. David HungerfordCCIM, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Realty.

Panelists include presidents and CEOs from many leading companies. Polk Countyinclude SouthState Bank, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union, Publix Super Markets, Bonnet Springs Park, Florida Department of Transportation, SVN | Saunders Ralston Dantzler Real Estate.

To conclude the event, FSC President Dr. Ann B. Carr Presenting the Economic Development Award to Ernest S. “Ernie” Pinner, Chairman of SouthState Bank.lifetime resident of Polk CountyPinner founded CenterState Bank in 1999. Winter Haven, served as Chairman, President and CEO from 2004 to 2015. He served as Executive Chairman until 2020 when CenterState Bank acquired SouthState Bank.

Previous Economic Development Award winners include Mr. Todd Jones 2018 Publix Super Markets Mr. Bill Pow In 2016, WS Badcock Corporation’s Mr. David P. Lyons Mr. of Saddle Creek Logistics in 2015. Joe P. Ruthven In 2014 Ruthvens and Mr. Garry Drummond Joined the Drummond Company in 2013.

about Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College It is the oldest private university in the state. The College maintains a commitment to academic excellence through more than 70 undergraduate and unique graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. south florida With a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, it is an award-winning national leader in active learning and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. south florida Ranked #8 among “Best Regional Universities in the South” by US News & World Report Listed in the 2023 “Best Colleges” Guide and included in The Princeton Review’s 2023 Best 388 Colleges Guide and “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2023”. 2022-2023 College of Distinction Guidebook Honored Florida Southerns AACSB accredited the Barney Burnett School of Business and Free Enterprise, along with the University’s Department of Education and its Anne Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets&Quants, US News & World Report, Fortune, The Princeton Review ranks the Barney Burnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Anne Brunton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences among the nation’s best for business and nursing education. Further accolades as a program. Home to the world’s largest single-site collection Frank Lloyd Wright FSC has been named one of The Princeton Review’s Top 20 “Most Beautiful Campuses” for the 13th year in a row.connect with Florida Southern College.

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