The Florida Energy and Aerospace Technology (FEAT) Park is a city-owned site providing more than 640 acres of prime property targeting the city's economic development emphasis on aviation, aerospace and new energy development. The site borders the interchange of Florida's Turnpike - a direct access road crossing through much of the state - and Lake County Road 470.
Leesburg also provides fast and easy, single-point government access to most public utilities and services, which is a key benefit to help get your project started quickly and smoothly. Here are other reasons that Leesburg is an ideal location to help your business grow:
Economic development and tax incentives are available for businesses that bring high-paying jobs to the area.
Soon Leesburg will begin a $20 million upgrade (more than half funded through federal grants) to become one of the nation's leading Smart Grid electric utilities using the latest technology to help 23,000 electric customers reduce electric demands and lower their monthly utility bills.
The Florida Energy and Aerospace Technology Park will help to develop environmentally friendly alternative fuels to complement the Smart Grid by offsetting demands on coal-powered electric plants. Development of alternative fuel for aircraft and vehicles will lessen our country's need for foreign oil.
Leesburg has developed the Leesburg Enterprise Aerospace Program (LEAP) to foster the development of aviation and aerospace industry within Leesburg. LEAP has identified growth opportunities at the Leesburg International Airport, created the Florida Energy and Aerospace Technology Park on C.R. 470, and forged a strategic partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Lake-Sumter Community College, Lake Technical Center and Leesburg High School for aerospace workforce development.
Leesburg is a great place to live and work. The city is located an hour from Orlando's business and entertainment areas and just a short trip farther to Florida's world famous beaches. Leesburg provides some of the best shopping in Lake County with the Lake Square Mall and many other commercial developments. Leesburg's parks and recreational facilities are among the best in the state.
Leesburg is known as the Lakefront City, nestled among many of Lake County's beautiful 1,400 lakes including lakes Griffin and Harris along the Harris Chain of Lakes. The Florida Energy and Aerospace Technology Park accesses the secluded, 269-acre Lake Denham. Leesburg neighbors the City of Tavares, which has an FAA certified seaport providing seaplane docking and aviation fuel sales.