County Commission Transmits IEP Comp. Plan Amendment to DCA for Approval

Results: $35 Million Project

On Feb 18, 2010, the Polk County Commission voted 3-2 in favor of the proposed land use change  submitted by Innovation Environmental Park (IEP). The land use change was transmitted to the Dept of Community Affairs for further review. A second vote will be held by the County Commission in June of 2010.  A recent poll indicated that 75% of the respondents favored the Innovation Environmental Park, whereas 8% were opposed.  Of those polled, only 4% were strongly opposed.  IEP is an unprecedented approach to how garbage is handled with a goal of 75% recycling.   Rubber, plastic, glass, wood, metal and other waste can be used for a variety of new products, many of which are finding their way into the commerce stream.  The potential is phenomenal and this is an opportunity to create 350 new jobs.  For more information go to

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