The Polk Global Trade Alliance (PGTA) serves as a catalyst for the growth of international trade in Central Florida. The PGTA is an initiative of the CFDC and was created to incorporate global trade more directly into Polk County’s broader regional economic development strategy.

We work with leadership at the Foreign Trade Zone No. 79 (FTZ No. 79) and others to advocate for trade and intellectual property issues, identify opportunistic international markets, and help facilitate import / export opportunities for businesses in Polk County and Central Florida.

FTZ 79 assists companies in Tampa Bay and along the I-4 Corridor to strengthen their international competitiveness in their respective industries by streamlining the process and minimizing the costs associated with qualified importing, exporting, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution activities. For more information, visit their website:  www.tampaftz.com.