Testimonials: Why Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County?
"With a highly skilled, diverse and talented workforce, an exceptional quality of life and easy access to domestic and international markets, Broward County is an oustanding location for any size business—from start-up to Fortune 500. That is why I'm proud to call Broward County home."
H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman
Huizenga Holdings, Inc.
"AutoNation is proud to have been a Fort Lauderdale-based company from day one. This community has supported us with its outstanding talent, its business-friendly policies, its welcoming spirit, and that special combination of factors is a leading reason why we've been able to grow as quickly and as successfully as we have. This is home for us, and we're looking forward to calling it home for many years to come."
Chairman and CEO
“Broward County/Greater Fort Lauderdale is one of the nation’s top business locations for many reasons, including its vast array of educational opportunities, in which FAU is proud to take part. Successful companies of all sizes have found the benefits of growing in a region with one of the best and most talented workforces in the country.”
Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University
"Greater Fort Lauderdale is a place where innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit thrive. Join companies such as Citrix Systems, DHL, MAKO Surgical Corp. and Nipro Diagnostics who call Greater Fort Lauderdale home and have some of the best and brightest innovators, decision makers and leaders among their ranks."
"The international flavor of Greater Fort Lauderdale is helping companies in our region better serve their clients around the globe. Our diverse and talented workforce, competitive tax climate and strategic location with access to global markets through direct international flights and a dynamic seaport means Greater Fort Lauderdale is truly a key gateway to and from foreign markets everywhere.
"One of the fastest growing international airports, coupled with one of the nation's busiest general aviation airports, both with connections to major U.S. and foreign destinations, make Greater Fort Lauderdale a leading destination for business and leisure travel. Featuring one of the busiest cruise and cargo ports in the country and two Foreign-Trade Zones, Greater Fort Lauderdale's sophisticated infrastructure and strategic location are ideal for businesses of all types. Convenient transportation, cost-effective "green-oriented" utility services and high-speed global telecommunications connections are just a few of the reasons why businesses are flying to Fort Lauderdale and continuing to prosper."
City of Fort Lauderdale Department of Transportation and Mobility
“Greater Fort Lauderdale has an exceptional quality of life with some of the most appealing communities in the nation that include miles of sandy beaches and hundreds of parks, golf courses and recreational facilities. Aside from its natural beauty, year-round warm climate and urban sophistication, Greater Fort Lauderdale provides an abundance of multi-cultural attractions and leisure activities making it one of the best possible places to live, work and play.”
President and CEO
Hispanic Unity of Florida
“From retail centers and distribution facilities to mid-rise and high-rise corporate parks with LEED certified buildings, Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an attractive commercial real estate market for any business type. Whether your company is looking to expand or relocate, we have a number of real estate options readily available throughout the region.”
Dr. Alvin B. Jackson, Jr.
Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director
City of Hallandale Beach CRA
“The Broward County Board of County Commissioners and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance are committed to creating an environment to attract new business and assist those already here prosper and grow. A strong and affordable business environment, an educated workforce, access to national and international markets, perfect weather year round and a quality of life you can’t find anywhere else makes Broward County the place to do business! As we say, Broward County is “Life. Less Taxing.”
John E. Rodstrom, Jr.
“The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, along with its business and economic development partners, are dedicated to maintaining a world-class business climate. No matter what stage of growth, from selecting a site to access to capital and permitting assistance, the Alliance provides numerous client-based services to help your company thrive. So if you are looking for low taxes, attractive incentives or a streamlined regulatory process for your business, we invite you to explore the advantages of doing business in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County.
Senior Vice President
Transwestern – 110 Tower
“Serving as Superintendent of our public school system, I realize the importance of educational leaders, our partners and the business community working closely together to help local communities and businesses succeed. In Broward County, our education and business communities continuously work collaboratively to identify the needs of business and ensure that education and training programs are in place to meet the demands of all industries located in our region.”
Robert W. Runcie
Broward County Public Schools
“With market-leading cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies, Citrix powers mobile workstyles and cloud services, making complex enterprise IT simpler and more accessible for 250,000 enterprises. In Broward County we have several universities and colleges with outstanding leadership and faculty, offering numerous high-quality academic programs. Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the largest fully accredited K-12 school system in the country and leads the state of Florida in the number of National Board Certified Teachers. Our robust educational system, where both K-12 and Higher Education are working together with the business sector to integrate employment outcomes and interconnectivity between the two systems, is critical in hiring and retaining the best talent for our company and others in the region.”
Vice President Real Estate & Facilities
"Top ranked physicians, state-of-the-art healthcare and research facilities, and the latest in equipment, treatments and programs are just a few of the reasons why Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County is known as a growing hub for the healthcare industry. With some of the best medical facilities in the U.S. located here, business leaders in our community know that their employees and families will receive outstanding medical services when needed."
Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez
Florida Region Manager, Commercial Banking Group