International Trade & Logistics
With Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, Broward businesses enjoy fast and convenient connections to world markets. In addition, Greater Fort Lauderdale’s proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America makes it an ideal connecting point for global companies serving the Western Hemisphere.
A recent World Cities study indicated that merchandise trade for the entire state of Florida totaled $103 billion total. Most exports and imports came through the Miami Customs District, which includes Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The district’s trade climbed to $95 billion in 2010, up from $79.15 billion in 2009.
Broward’s reliable, high-bandwidth communications infrastructure supports the delivery of goods and services throughout the region. A diverse, multilingual workforce, and convenient office and warehouse facilities support the flow of international goods and services. Broward offers a number of financial incentives to enhance international trade, and is home to many organizations that assist importers, exporters and international service providers.