Variety of Industries
A variety of companies and industries fuel the commercial base of Tavares. Five major business districts support a diverse range of companies that include commercial, light industrial, legal, and medical companies. The Southridge Industrial area located at CR 561 and CR 448 is a growing industrial center with land available for development. The Lake County Job Growth Investment Trust Fund awards a qualified business up to $4,000 for each new job created at a salary of 110 percent of the county’s average wage. Lake County also offers a deferral plan for the payment of transportation impact fees for qualified projects.
Tavares has experienced much growth in its business sector, including a major expansion of the national headquarters of G&T Conveyor Company, the relocation of Florida Hospital Waterman to Tavares, the expansion of Trident Florida Trading, and the relocation of Blue Rhino, Inc.
Major employers include Florida Hospital Waterman, Lake County Government, Lake County School Board, G&T Conveyor Company, Inc., and Lake County Sheriff’s Office.