Name:   Highlands County Industrial Development Authority
 District Map

 The IDA's service district encompasses all of Highlands County, FL. Download the district map or view a map online at www.highlandsfl.gov  

 District   Statutes:  The IDA operates in accordance with Florida Statute 159.44 - 159.33. View the statutes   at www.leg.state.fl.us.
 Contact   Information:

 Sarah Beth Rogers
 863-402-6906 ● economicdevelopment@highlandsfl.gov
 501 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870

 Public   Purpose:
 The IDA, as authorized by Florida Statute 159.44 - 159.53, is responsible for financing   and refinancing projects for the public purposes described in, and in the manner provided by, the Florida Industrial Development Financing Act and by Florida Statute   159.44-159.
 Special   District   Charter:  

The Highlands County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) was created on February 5, 1980 by the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners. 

View the resolution that established the special district. 
 Board   Member   Contact Info:  Download the IDA board member roster
 Code of   Ethics:

 View the generally applicable ethic laws provided by the Florida Commission on Ethics.

 Finances /   Budget Info:  The IDA's fiscal year runs October 1 through September 30 of each year. In 2020-2021, the IDA collected no revenue and had no expenses.
 Annual   Financial   Report:  View the Florida Department of Financial Service Local Government 2016-17 Annual Financial Report 
 Meeting   Schedule:  The IDA meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of December, March, June and   September. Special meetings are called as needed. The board's meeting schedule is available at http://esserese.net/Meeting-Information
 Agendas and   Meeting   Materials:  Agendas and meeting materials are available at http://esserese.net/Meeting-Information



Enhancing the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a variety of new businesses and increasing industrial investment, all while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing businesses and industry.

Keep In Touch

Economic Development
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
(P) 863.402.6924
(F) 863.402.6651