Bartow is just seven miles south of the Polk Parkway, with its direct connection to Interstate 4. State Road 60, Florida’s Coast to Coast Highway, travels directly through Bartow connecting Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic coasts. The transportation system provides a conduit to all markets in the state and beyond. The availability of land continues to drive residential,
commercial and industrial development. In addition, Polk County has more rail than any other location in Florida.
Bartow is located within one of the highest growth metro markets in the southeast United States, and one of the most attractive areas in which to operate a business. With an available labor force backed by numerous training programs, the area provides the precision, technical and service skills a company may require.
Our strategic location positions you at the center of the state and at the mouth of the global marketplace with more rail miles than any other community in Florida, and access to four major roadways and four general aviation airports, including Bartow Executive Airport and Industrial Park. Tampa and Orlando’s international airports are within an hour’s drive. Polk County truly is one of the most connected locations in the Southeast.
When it comes to lifestyle, Bartow is a short drive to some of the most popular attractions and resorts in the world. If you like the beach, you have your choice of the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean, just a short drive away. Art, entertainment and cultural opportunities are just about limitless. Combine that with great weather and a low cost of living, and you’ve got one of the best places to live, work and play. Location, location, location.
Disaster Relief InfoHurricane Ian This page will have disaster recovery / information for our community from different sources. SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane Ian WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Florida following the announcement […]
FREE Community Event! Swan DerbyCapital City Today Swan Derby Coming Up Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine at Lake Mirror: SWAN DERBY A free community event will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Frances Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror in Lakeland, the annual Swan Derby features Swan Boat Races, live entertainment, food trucks and […]
Chamber EventChampions Cup Business & Industry Awards Date: October 11, 2022 Where: Bartow Civic Center 2250 S. Floral Ave, Bartow, FL 33830 Admission Price: $60.00 Projected Attendance: 250 Nominate A BusinessThe Champions Cup event recognizes and honors businesses/organizations that have championed exemplary best practices and have had a positive influence on the economic well being of […]
Community Parade and Carnival To Take Place October 27th!Capital City Today Bartow Community Parade & Carnival Set Applications to participate in the parade are here. The 78th Bartow Community Halloween Parade & Carnival will be held Thursday, October 27th, 2022. The last time the event took place was in 2019, when the Crickette Club of […]