One Liners Polk: Polk State College, Lakeland Electric and more

The Shoppes at Lakeland Square Mall, a 44,375 square-foot multi-tenant neighborhood center anchored by Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, located at 4000 U.S. Highway 98, in Lakeland, was sold to Carrera Family Investments for $7.1 million. (Pictured above)

Thrive, a provider of next-generation managed services, acquired DSM, a Lakeland-based provider of managed IT services to state, local and education government agencies.

Polk State College was one of three state institutions awarded $6.5 million to establish civics academies to prepare high school students for careers in government service. 

Burlington Coat Factory will leave its anchor location at Lakeland Square Mall and move to Shoppes of Lakeland. 

Construction of Lakeland Electric’s $155 million power plant, on the eastern shore of Lake Parker began in August. 

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