Global Marketplace

Bartow is one of the state’s most-connected regions – with numerous airports, rail lines, highways and ports all located within an hour.

The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) promotes public-private dialogues on trade facilitation;  deliver country trade facilitation projects and using all available data, measure and strengthen Bartow and central Florida’s impact on the global marketplace.

One of the most connected regions in the state, Bartow lies between Tampa and Orlando, and is just a stone’s throw from the I-4 corridor. Polk County is one of the state’s most-connected regions, with Bartow as its County Seat.

Global connectivity and access are critical to running your business. The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC) serves as a catalyst for the growth of international trade and investment in Central Florida.

Foreign Trade Zone No. 79
Located with the Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) No. 79, Bartow offers the advantages of operating within this zone, including minimizing costs on qualified imports and exports; as well as minimizing distribution and manufacturing costs; which strengthens competition.

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Global Trade In Bartow / Central Florida