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International Business

In today's global economy, Greater Fort Lauderdale provides an appealing home for multinational corporate and regional headquarters. Centrally positioned in the Western Hemisphere with a diverse pool of well-educated multicultural professional talent, Greater Fort Lauderdale is an inviting location for Latin American, European, Asian and African companies seeking to serve the U.S. and North American markets.

Key business advantages include convenient access to NAP of the Americas global communications hub, and an Eastern time zone location, which makes it easier to hold video and audio conferences with corporate offices around the world.

More than 1,450 multinationals representing 59 nations have offices in the South Florida regional market. One example is Microsoft. Since choosing Fort Lauderdale for its Latin America headquarters more than two decades ago, the global technology company has grown its business substantially from 20 employees to thousands.

Leading international companies with facilities in Greater Fort Lauderdale include the following:

  • Advantix Systems - Israel
  • AEQ Broadcast International - Spain
  • Aercap - The Netherlands
  • Aero Precision - Canada
  • Aerotechnic USA - South Africa
  • Air Partner - United Kingdom
  • Air Transat Holidays - Canada
  • Ajilon Professional Staffing - Switzerland
  • Alfa Laval Industries, Inc. - Sweden
  • ALTADIS USA - United Kingdom
  • Amcor - Australia
  • American Forwarding and Logistics - Germany
  • American Freight Line - Germany
  • Anita - Germany
  • Aoti (Advanced Oxygen Therapy, Inc.) - Ireland
  • Arcadis - The Netherlands
  • Arteche USA - Spain
  • Atlas Concorde USA - Italy
  • Atlas Copco - Sweden
  • Aveva Drug Delivery System/Nitto Denko - Japan
  • Azimut Benetti Service USA - Italy
  • Babor Cosmetics - Germany
  • Balfour Beatty - United Kingdom
  • Beghelli USA – Italy
  • Birks & Mayors - Canada
  • Blygold Florida - The Netherlands
  • Bombardier Aerospace - Canada
  • Bosch - Germany
  • Bukkehave - Denmark
  • Bullguard - United Kingdom
  • Bureau Veritas North America - France
  • Camposol Holdings - Peru
  • Carbon60 - United Kingdom
  • CDB Aviation - China
  • CEMEX - Mexico
  • Chapman Freeborn Airchartering - United Kingdom
  • Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
  • Citizen Events - France
  • Clarins - France
  • Consolidated Waters Co. Ltd - Cayman Islands
  • Costa Cruise Lines, N.V. - Italy
  • CP Vegetable Oil - Canada
  • Crown Relocations - China
  • Crystone - Sweden
  • Desjardins Bank - Canada
  • DGS Marine - Brazil
  • DHL Americas - Germany
  • Diamond Moba Americas - The Netherlands
  • DNV - Norway
  • Dockwise Yacht Transport USA - The Netherlands
  • Doyon Bakery Equipment - Canada
  • Dragados - Spain
  • Drake International - Canada
  • ECI Telecom Americas - Israel
  • Embassy CES - United Kingdom
  • Embraer Aircraft Holding - Brazil
  • Enolgas USA - Italy
  • Evergreen Line - Taiwan
  • Feadship America - The Netherlands
  • Ferretti Group America - Italy
  • FHP Bosch - Germany
  • First Service Residential - Canada
  • Fujitsu - Japan
  • Fukui Byora - Japan
  • G. Proulx Building Materials - Canada
  • Gamo Outdoor - Spain
  • Gedesco - Spain
  • Global Aviation partners - Singapore
  • GlobeCast America - France
  • Goodwin Biotechnology - India
  • Hapag-Lloyd (America) - Germany
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics - Germany
  • Hoerbiger - Switzerland
  • Horiso - Australia
  • Hygolet USA - Switzerland
  • IBI Group - Canada
  • IKEA - Sweden
  • InterMarine - Canada
  • International Shipyards Ancona (ISA) - Italy
  • Ituran U.S.A. - Israel
  • Juratoys - France
  • Kaba Workforce Solutions - Switzerland
  • Keolis Transit America - France
  • KEMET - Taiwan
  • Lefort North America - Belgium
  • Linder Industrial Machinery Company - Japan
  • Lufthansa Technik - Germany
  • Lupin - India
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo North America - Germany
  • Mapei - Italy
  • MediaGenix - Belgium
  • MedSim - Israel
  • Menzies Aviation - United Kingdom
  • Morguard - Canada
  • Motiva Enterprises - The Netherlands
  • Moturis - Switzerland
  • MSC Cruises USA - Switzerland
  • NatBank - Canada
  • Navalimpianti USA - Italy
  • Nyrstar - Switzerland
  • Openwide International USA - United Kingdom
  • Orange Advertising Network Americas - France
  • OrbusNeich - China
  • OSM North America - Norway
  • Oxford Economics - United Kingdom
  • Polenghi - Italy
  • Portobello America - Brazil
  • Private Jet Charter - United Kingdom
  • Propulsion Technologies International - France
  • Regus Group - United Kingdom
  • Rhynstar - Switzerland
  • Ricoh Latin America, Inc. - Japan
  • Rolls Royce Commercial Marine - United Kingdom
  • Schindler Elevator – Switzerland
  • SHL Pharma - Sweden
  • Siemens Industry - Germany
  • Sixt rent a car - Germany
  • Skanska USA Builders - Sweden
  • SmartWater CSI - United Kingdom
  • Socata Aircraft - France
  • South African Airways - South Africa
  • Stefanini IT Solutions - Brazil
  • Suzano Paper and Pulp - Brazil
  • TD Bank - Canada
  • Techtronic Industries (TTI) - Hong Kong
  • Terumo Aortic - Japan
  • Thales E-Security - France
  • ThyssenKrupp - Germany
  • Toyota Tsusho America - Japan
  • Trividia Health - China
  • Unipharma - Venezuela
  • Watsila - Finland

South Florida Consular Corps

South Florida has one of the nation's largest consular corps, providing a multitude of services to international residents, visitors and businesses. More than 75 foreign consulates, foreign trade offices and bi-national chambers of commerce operate in the region, providing market information and helping to forge professional connections that foster business growth.  

For more information, visit www.gflalliance.org/consularcorps

To discover why companies like American Express, BlackBerry, DHL and Citrix call Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County home, please call the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance's International Business Manager at 954-627-0128.