Top Reasons to Relocate or Expand in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County
In addition to being ranked among the top locations in the country for entreprenuerial activity, Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to a number of corporate headquarters and major operations including American Express, AutoNation, Alcatel-Lucent, Citrix Systems, DHL Americas, Embraer, Ford, Microsoft and Motorola, just to name a few.
These companies have found the benefits of growing in a region with a business-friendly, low tax environment.
A Strong Workforce
Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County's diverse and well educated workforce can meet the needs of any business. In fact, the State of Florida has been ranked among the top three states for workforce in the nation, according to CNBC's America's Top States for Business.
An Outstanding Infrastructure
With convenient transportation facilities including a world-class international airport with connections to major U.S. and foreign destinations, one of the world's busiest seaports and high-speed global telecommunications connections, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County provides a 21st century infrastructure. And minutes away, you'll find two other international airports and seaports!
Broward County businesses can take advantage of one of the most sophisticated and diverse international infrastructures in the world. South Florida has the third largest consular corps in the United States, with approximately 70 consulates and 25 foreign trade offices from the major countries in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Europe and Asia.
Unparalleled Quality of Life
Top employees--those who can choose to live anywhere they want to enjoy a great quality of life--often settle in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County because it provides a desirable lifestyle better than any other place. From sandy beaches to smooth golf greens, from professional sports to top museums and outdoor family festivals, South Florida offers an unmatched and attractive quality of life. Shopping, dining and a variety of housing options in both urban and suburban locations add to the region's appeal as a great place to live, work and play.
A Mega-region of the Future
South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties) is the 8th largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the nation. The region, whose combined population is now nearly 6 million, has roughly one-third of Florida's total population. Approximately 60 percent of the population is in the prime working ages. The region has been designated a mega-region of the future and a driver of U.S. economic growth in Richard Florida's book Who's Your City?.
Greater Fort Lauderdale
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