Polk county was selected for NUCOR'S new steel mill since it could be built near a port enabling NUCOR to produce and export its valuable steel-rods...rods used to build roads...skyscrapers...basements...and...pools.
Equally attractive was the "pro-business" spirit of POLK COUNTY.
When asked "why not" Indian River County...a NUCOR official replied, "It is written...thou shall avoid anti-business counties. Why spend 20 years in legal battles over nonsense when the steel mill can be built in less than 24 months in Polk county?" noted this attractive official as she showed the architectural drawings of the proposed steel mill to the Rotary Club.