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South Florida’s Outlying Markets, From Belle Glade To Treasure Coast, Heat Up

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For years, economic developers in Palm Beach County pitched the rural Glades region as an up-and-coming area for industrial development. And for years, splashy deals failed to materialize.

That recently changed, when Apopka-based Finfrock, a maker of precast concrete buildings, bought 94 acres on the site of a former state prison in Belle Glade, located just off of State Road 80, the cross-state trucking route, with plans for a 140,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

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