FSC to Host the 7th Polk Real Estate & Economic Update Event


LAKELAND – The Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College will host the 7th Polk Real Estate & Economic Update on Nov. 1, with the theme of logistics, a dominant industry in central Florida.

Logistics planning is a crucial factor in nearly every aspect of our daily lives, as local companies incorporate the latest technology to move and source the items we use and the computer and data systems we rely upon. Central Florida has become a highly desired center for business logistics.

This important annual conference, which is to take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at George W. Jenkins Field House, will feature a keynote presentation on supply chain design by Dr. Tom Goldsby, Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation Professor in Business at The Ohio State University. The conference also will include moderated panel discussions about the wholesale/retail market, third party logistics, and infrastructure providers.

At 11:30 a.m., FSC President Anne Kerr will present the Economic Development Award to Randall (Todd) Jones Sr., president and CEO of Publix Super Markets Inc., in recognition of the company’s overall economic impact to Polk County and the region.

This event is open to the public. For ticket and event information, visit www.flsouthern.edu/polkupdate.

If you wish to attend the 7th Polk Real Estate & Economic Update, please contact Rebecca Paul-Martin at 863-680-4735 or rpaul@flsouthern.edu.


About Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private comprehensive college in Florida. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio; is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning; and boasts 30 NCAA Division II national championships. It is ranked among the Top 20 Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report; named a Top Baccalaureate College by Washington Monthly; and included in The Princeton Review’s 384 Best Colleges, The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018, and Forbes magazine’s America’s Top Colleges Guide. The College is committed to the development of the whole student through vibrant student life programs that prepare graduates to make a positive, consequential impact on society.  FSC is conveniently located within an hour’s drive of both Orlando and Tampa. FSC is home to the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2012. Named the “Most Beautiful Campus in the Nation” for two consecutive years by The Princeton Review and one of the nation’s “Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture” by Architectural Digest, Florida Southern is an internationally-recognized place of beauty and academic excellence.