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The Florida Advantage

With 20 million residents and over 100 million annual visitors, Florida is a massive market that is seeing a migration of more than 1,000 people moving to Florida per day. The Sunshine State is home to approximately one-fifth of all U.S. exporters, and is the 3rd largest logistics & distribution cluster in the United States. The highly favorable tax climate, with no state personal income tax, makes Florida an excellent location choice for your business.

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The I-4 Corridor

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Central Florida is a prime location whether you are a Fortune 100 company or an entrepreneur growing your business. Currently, there are 10 million people within 100 miles of Polk County and 18 million within a 5-hour drive. Lakeland is conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando, less than 40 miles from either city. The state of Florida is growing at a remarkable rate, 1,000 people a day are moving to the state, and Lakeland is growing even faster.

The Interstate-4 Corridor was recently named among the top industrial spots in the United States. Distributors from across the country have been drawn to the I-4 Corridor in recent years including:

Publix  /  Amazon  /  Best Buy  /  FedEx  /  Lockheed Martin  /  Rooms to Go  
PepsiCo  /  Gatorade  /  Saddle Creek Logistics Services

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Why The Ruthvens

We specialize in manufacturing and distribution warehouse space along the I-4 Corridor between Tampa and Orlando. Some of the things that set us apart are:

  • More than 85 buildings
  • 3.5 million square feet of warehouse space
  • Ground level and dock high warehouses, from 1,000 square feet to 200,000 square feet
  • All warehouses are within 15 minutes of downtown Lakeland
  • Quick, local decision making
  • 24-hour access
  • Expansion always available

Our motto is “Success is finding the right customers and keeping them.” We pride ourselves on service and many of our customers have been with us for over 30 years. We build more that warehouses…we build relationships!

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