Bartow is just seven miles south of the Polk Parkway, with its direct connection to Interstate 4. State Road 60 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.

The Bartow Municipal Airport offers transportation and distribution opportunities as well as manufacturing sites. The airport has a large industrial park with a variety of tenants including cold storage, water treatment facility, trucking, as well as county and state offices.