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Polk County wants an identity change. Its economy has traditionally been based on agriculture, phosphate and industries like warehousing and distribution. But in recent years, there has been a push to attract high-tech, higher wage jobs. Now - in a coup for economic development officials - a new, autonomous USF campus will be built in Polk and the name has been changed from USF-Lakeland to USF Polytechnic. The name signals a shift toward technology, research and development - both for the campus, and community leaders hope, for the area in general.