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Business Facts & Statistics

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Corporation Stats

Commerce Stats

Broward County Foreign Trade Zones

Port Everglades: between Midport & Southport
Zone: #25
Operator: Broward County Board of Commissioners
Size: 82 acre tract (of which 22.7 is used)
Amenities: The secure, fenced, illuminated facility includes five warehouses offering 388,500 square feet of warehousing space with around-the-clock access.

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and various Broward County sites
Operator: City of Fort Lauderdale
Size: 1,300 acres, open
Amenities: The Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport serves as the hub site with six satellite sites located in the city of Fort Lauderdales Enterprise Zone, Community Redevelopment Area and other parts of Broward County.

Broward Population Stats  
Population (2019) 1,952,778
Labor Force (October 2020) 1,018,346
Employed (October 2020) 943,935
Unemployed (October 2020) 74,411
Unemployment Rate (October 2020) 7.3%

Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and U.S Census Bureau's 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate (Table DP05).

More Details about Broward's Population...

Convention Center

It's easy to attend the big events in Broward County.

With the completion of their expansion, the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is bigger and better than ever, positioning it for meetings of all types and sizes.

The expansion includes the introduction of high tech features, such as video conferencing, satellite downlink and a Cyber Café, where one can access the Internet while catching a bite to eat. With a renowned, five-star food and beverage department, famous for its intricately carved ice sculptures, gourmet seated meals and a selection of breakfast, lunch and snack carts, any meeting held at the Center is sure to be a success.


Where can I search for information on public schools?

What is the educational status of those 25 years and older?
Advanced Degree 13%
Bachelor's Degree 21%
Some college or associate degree 29%
High School Graduate 27%
No High School Diploma 10%

Frequently Asked Questions about Broward County

Which are top employers in Broward County?

What assistance and incentives are available for relocating or expanding companies?

Where can I find information about your workforce?

In recent years, Broward County has exhibited a broad receptivity to industry standards and input for its workforce. It addresses the need on three levels: emerging workforce, transition workforce, and incumbent workforce. Here are some sites that will help with your research:

How do I obtain a license to operate my business?

There are many types of licenses. You need one to operate legally almost everywhere. If the business is located within incorporated city limits a license must be obtained from the city; and/or if outside the city limits, from the county.

How do I obtain a permit to operate my business?

The Building Code Services Division of Broward County is responsible for conformance to the Florida Building Code for all new construction in the unincorporated areas of Broward County and in those municipalities that have an Interlocal Agreement for services with Broward County. If you are in a city jurisdiction, please call that city's building department.

Where can I learn more about the Tech industry in Broward and South Florida?

Where can I find more information on Angel and Venture Capital Investors, Financial Services Firms, Hedge Funds, and Investment Banks?

Where can I obtain information on Foreign Trade Zones?

See the Broward County Foreign Trade Zones section at the top of this page

Where can I obtain information on Enterprise Zones, Brownfield Areas and Community Redevelopment Areas?

Where can I learn more about electricity, water usage and oil & gas rules and regulations?

What is the process for obtaining FDA approval?