Why Greater Fort Lauderdale

Message from the Mayor

Message from Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief

As Mayor of Broward County, I am pleased to invite you to relocate or expand your business to Broward County and take advantage of our vibrant business climate, low tax rates and top rated business assets. “Broward County Means Business” in so many ways.  We are a highly desirable, diverse community with considerable talent and expertise and the best innovative potential.  Along with a broad public/private partnership that benefits the local economy and our industries, we have grown into a major player in international trade and entrepreneurship.

Whether you are looking for a LEED certified business space, Class A office tower, mid-rise corporate park, retail center, hospitality and healthcare property or distribution and manufacturing facility, Broward County has what you need.  

AutoNation, Chiquita, Citrix, Emerson, Microsoft, SeaLand, Wendy’s and numerous national and international companies already call Broward County home.  Here’s why:From a county government perspective we maintain a low tax rate, operate a world class airport and seaport and take pride in seizing upon opportunities to create jobs and an outstanding quality of life for those who live and work here.  Broward County is a fiscally strong government and in Florida there is no personal income tax.  We live up to our motto of “Life, Less Taxing.”

Broward County also features wonderful neighborhoods, state-of-the-art healthcare, a year-round subtropical climate and a myriad of activities and cultural opportunities. 

The Broward County Board of County Commissioners and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance are committed to creating an environment to attract new business and expand the companies that are already here.  Our targeted industries include aviation/aerospace, information and communications technologies, life sciences, global logistics, marine industries and entrepreneurship.

In Broward County, we are committed to your success and we want your business!


Barbara Sharief
Mayor, Broward County