Business Facts & Statistics
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Broward County Foreign Trade Zones
Port Everglades: between Midport & Southport
Operator: Broward County Board of Commissioners
Size: 82 acre tract (of which 22.7 is used)
Amenities: The secure, fenced, illuminated facility includes five warehouses offering 388,600 square feet of warehousing space with around-the-clock access.
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
Operator:City of Fort Lauderdale
Size: 1,300 acres, open
Amenities: The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport serves as the hub site with six satellite sites located in the city of Fort Lauderdales Enterprise Zone, Community Redevelopment Area and other parts of Broward County.
|Broward Population Stats
|Population (2008 Estimated)
|Labor force (November 2009)
|Employed (November 2009)
|Unemployed (November 2009)
|Unemployment Rate (%)
More Details about Broward's Population...
It's easy to attend the big events in Broward County.
With the completion of their expansion, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is bigger and better than ever, positioning it for meetings of all types and sizes.
The expansion includes the introduction of high tech features, such as video conferencing, satellite downlink and a Cyber Café, where one can access the Internet while catching a bite to eat. With a renowned, five-star food and beverage department, famous for its intricately carved ice sculptures, gourmet seated meals and a selection of breakfast, lunch and snack carts, any meeting held at the Center is sure to be a success. Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Website
Where can I search for information on public schools?
Broward County Public Schools
|What is the educational status of those 25 years and older?
|For individuals 25 years and older:
|Some college or associate degree
|High School Graduate
|No High School Diploma
Frequently Asked Questions about Broward County
Which are top employers in Broward County?
Largest Employers in Broward County - Private Sector
What assistance and incentives are available for relocating or expanding companies?
Assistance and incentives for business expansion
Where can I find information about your workforce?
In recent years, Broward County has exhibited a broad receptivity to industry standards and input for its workforce. It addresses the need on three levels: emerging workforce, transition workforce, and incumbent workforce. Here are some sites that will help with your research:
How do I obtain a license to operate my business?
There are many types of licenses. You need one to operate legally almost everywhere. If the business is located within incorporated city limits a license must be obtained from the city; and/or if outside the city limits, from the county.
How do I obtain a permit to operate my business?
The Building Code Services Division of Broward County is responsible for conformance to the Florida Building Code for all new construction in the unincorporated areas of Broward County and in those municipalities that have an Interlocal Agreement for services with Broward County. If you are in a city jurisdiction, please call that city's building department.
Where can I learn more about the IT industry in Broward and Southeast Florida?
Who can I contact if I have a question about a certain industry or am looking for a contractor, lawyer, realtor, ad agency...?
Click here to enter our membership database and type in a keyword search to contact industry representatives.
What is the average cost of construction/leasing in Broward County?
Click here to search our membership database by searching the keyword "construction" in the industries section to contact construction companies that can assist you with your particular project/question.
Where can I find more information on Angel Investors and Venture Capital Investors?
Florida Venture Capital Forum
Where can I obtain information on Foreign Trade Zones?
See the Broward County Foreign Trade Zones section at the top of this page
Where can I obtain information on Enterprise Zones, Brownfield Areas and Community Redevelopment Areas?
Where can I learn more about electricity, water usage and oil & gas rules and regulations?
What is the process for obtaining FDA approval?
US Food & Drug Administration