Why Greater Fort Lauderdale

Testimonials: Why Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County?

"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." 

-Mike Jackson
 Chairman and CEO 
 AutoNation

“Greater Fort Lauderdale's award-winning educational institutions – from kindergarten to higher education – contribute to the region's high quality of life and strengthen the workforce.”

-Patricia Rosello 
 CEO
 Baptist Outpatient Services
 Baptist Health South Florida

"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."

-Keith Koenig 
 President  
 City Furniture

“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.”

-Josie Bacallao
 President and CEO
 Hispanic Unity of Florida

“The dedicated team at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance provides the conduit for the Cities to have a great working relationship and rapport with one another, which in turn makes it easy for companies considering a relocation or expansion to find the right location, qualified workforce and business assistance needed to succeed in a globally competitive environment.”

-Ana Zeinieh
 Chief Economic Development Officer
 City of Coral Springs

“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
 Superintendent
 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.”

-Guy Desautels
 Vice President Real Estate & Facilities
 Citrix

"Healthcare organizations in Greater Fort Lauderdale deliver state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and long-term care options to individuals and families throughout our community.” 

-Kathleen Cannon
 President and CEO 
 United Way of Broward County