Economic Development

The Centre of Commerce
Leesburg is a center of commerce ideally located in the center of Florida with prime transportation access, plenty of developable area and award-winning utilities. Add in economic incentives, a diverse workforce and a large business park - it is a perfect combination for business success.

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The City actively promotes our business community and encourages new development to better support the economy, to expand employment and to improve our quality of life. We invite you to explore this area to meet all your business needs. 

Welcome to Leesburg, Florida!

Michael Rankin
Economic Development Director
Economic Development General E-mail
Phone: (352) 728-9786, ext. 1111
Cell: (352) 638-4407

Leesburg by the Numbers  
The City of Leesburg, with a population of 21,057 residents, is located about 45 miles northwest of Orlando and 80 miles northeast of Tampa. The municipality includes 38 square miles and serves utilities to more than 50 square miles in north Lake County. The Leesburg business area attracts more than 50,000 people to work each weekday.

Incorporated:                 1875
Population:                      21,057
Municipal area:             37 sq. miles
Average Age:                  42.7
Housing Units:               10,909
Med. home income:    $33,053
Companies:                      2,598
Colleges:                            2
Airports:                            1

City utilities:                     5

A Destination for Business

Leesburg's industry and technology park offers more than 640 acres of prime development area at Florida's Turnpike and County Road 470. The site is zoned for fast-track approvals of industrial development and features a full complement of public utilities including water, sewer, electric, natural gas and high-speed fiber-optic data communications. 

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