Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future

          Fort Meade is much more than a bedroom community.  Nestled along Peace River and at the cross-hairs of U.S. Hwy. 98 and U.S. Hwy. 17, Fort Meade is a Polk County Gateway Community considered primed for the future while honoring the past. Industry and ventures are seeing Fort Meade as the economic opportunity, while yet nurturing that hometown feel with small schools, community activities, parks, and downtown business area.
          This charming community lies midway between Tampa and Orlando,  and is only about a 45-minute drive to many area attractions that appeal to everyone, such as Walt Disney World, Adventure Island Water Park, Sea World, Busch Gardens, and Legoland, just to name a few.  Streamsong Resort, a renowned10,000 acre golf and spa resort, is only a few miles from Fort Meade and home to one of the most premier golf courses in the area.
          The city maintains several parks, the largest of which is the Fort Meade Recreational Area located along the banks of Peace River, a 57-mile waterway that flows through Central Florida to the Gulf of Mexico.  This park is a popular launching and pick-up site for canoe and kayak enthusiasts, and is ideal for fishing, fossil hunting, or just enjoying a quiet walk in the 120 acre wooded area.  Picnic tables, pavilions, and barbeque grills are available for family gatherings. Fort Meade is an official Blueway Community.
          Fort Meade’s downtown district offers visitors a variety of goods and services from food to antiques. Several individually-owned businesses provide customers unique gifts, and the latest trends in clothing and apparel.  While Fort Meade continues its century-long standing as a leader in the citrus industry, the community has recently been chosen by U.S. EcoGen as a site for its innovative bio-mass energy plant.
          Drop by the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce for a personal welcome and more information about Fort Meade.



The Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce's mission is to work with the community, businesses, and government in a voluntary partnership to enhance economic vitality and quality of life through guided quality growth, innovation, and the efficient use of resources.   

We will remember the past while embracing the future. We will be visionary and future-oriented, while respectful of our history and past commitments, in our thinking, decision-making, and programming. We will build a vibrant and prosperous community through business leadership.


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There are only a few days left until this event takes place, so make your plans NOW to attend this very worthwhile cause...

Joining in on the fight against CANCER...!!!


We would like to thank everyone that participated in the 2016 Fort Meade Christmas Parade...!!!

We really enjoyed you being a part of this annual event, and we want you to make your plans to attend next year's parade on Saturday, December 2nd.

We would also like to thank everyone that volunteered to make the Christmas Parade, Breakfast with Santa & Pictures with Santa, Caroling & Sing-Along, and Storytelling a tremendous success...!!!

May you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and Happy New Year...!!!