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:
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.