Guide to Polk  

Guide to Polk 2014

Published Sunday, April 20, 2014


To Our Readers

Welcome to the 2014 edition of Guide to Polk, an in-depth look at Polk County and what makes it special to all who live here.

We hope you find this year's edition helpful and informative, from the charts on Polk County's weather patterns and information on employers and industries here to stories on our local hospitals and colleges, including the state's 12th university, Florida Polytechnic, located at Interstate 4 and the Polk Parkway. You'll also find material on what's driving our local economy and how we are changing to adapt to a new economy.

For Extra Copies

Guide to polk is a publication of Ledger Media Group. it is a benefit of being a seven-day subscriber. Extra copies of the april 20 Guide to polk may be purchased at The Ledger's office in Lakeland at 300 W. Lime St., or the news Chief office at 455 Sixth St. N.W., Winter Haven, for $3.95. For mail copies, contact The Ledger's Circulation Department at 863-802-7323.
Of course, you'll also find updated information on the county's 17 municipalities, the School District, parks and more.

In addition, we have upgraded the Guide to Polk website,, and pledging to update it more frequently so you always have a place to go for the latest information.

Barry Friedman, The Ledger's managing editor for digital, has overseen this year's publication, guiding more than 20 reporters and editors through the process of producing this for you. In the last few months they have double-checked phone numbers and websites, facts and figures, all to deliver the most comprehensive package possible.

We value your opinion and invite you to contact Barry at 863-802-7577 or if you have any comments about this edition or suggestions for future ones, or for the website.

Editor, The Ledger
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