Transportation – Connecting is Easier Than Ever
Florida has one of the most extensive multi-modal infrastructures in the world, and Highlands County is strategically located in the center of it all, nearly equidistant to Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers. The county is located within a 150-mile radius of seven deep water ports, 10 international/commercial airports, three major interstates, the Florida Turnpike, and 86 percent of the state’s population (17 million people). This ideal location makes the area primed to quickly receive, produce, and distribute goods and services regionally and globally.
Highlands County’s inland location provides ample room for growth and miles of uncongested routes outside of Florida’s metro areas. U.S. Highway 27 gives the county north/south access to the markets in South Florida as well as the rest of the United States.