Lake Okeechobee Business Alliance:

A Social Welfare Nonprofit Organization

We are dedicated to protecting and preserving the communities and farmland that make up the Lake Okeechobee Region. 

This is our home.

A note from the Lake Okeechobee Business Alliance Board of Directors:

December 12, 2018

In September of 2016, the Lake Okeechobee Business Alliance formed with primary mission of building economic strength and enhancing the quality of life in our region. Instead of being able to focus on the health our local economy and life in our region, battling a political Bill that could have devastated our communities demanded our attention and resources. Florida Senate Bill 10 was looming and 60,000 acres of farmland in the EAA was targeted.  If successful, this land would’ve been taken out of production; a devastating blow to our agricultural-based towns.

Now that Senate Bill 10 has been revised to a form that we can live with, it is time to reenergize our focus on the health of the Lake Okeechobee Region.

As we move forward, we will focus on ensuring the establishment of strong infrastructure, improving our schools, hospitals, transportation systems, and strengthening our economy.

 

This site is intended to provide real facts about current issues threatening our Region and supply visitors with the tools and information needed to help build a unified voice and support economic growth..



 
Lake Okeechobee has been in the media a lot this year about the water quality, algae and releases in South Florida. Hopefully this video will help you see the Lake as I see most everyday. Lake Okeechobee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and is full of fish, Alligators, Birds and Manatees.
— Scott Martin, Professional Angler

Farming in the Everglades Agricultural Area is Under Attack

Funded by wealthy, out of state billionaire hedge fund managers, environmental activists across Florida are attacking Florida’s sugarcane farmers in the name of "environmental" causes. These attacks distort the truth, cast hard-working farmers as villains, and disrupt the livelihoods of the people of the Glades communities.

We encourage you to join us and get involved.

Help Us Save the Glades


They want to do all of this stuff [send the water south] on our backs ... it is an extremely complex issue that cannot be wrapped up in funky little sound bites
— J.P. Sasser

 

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Our mission is to educate, motivate, and business people in the Lake Okeechobee Region on issues affecting sustainability and commerce in our communities.

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