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Economic Development

“You’re starting to see more entrepreneurial activity. The tech companies are here. The colleges and universities are becoming creative in fostering entrepreneurship and business start-ups, and keeping their graduates engaged and helping them get jobs in the community.”
      ~ Keith Costello, President of First Green Bank and 2017 Board Chair of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce


Fort Lauderdale: A Warm and Welcoming Mecca for Business

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale. To the uninitiated, our city’s balmy weather, the seven miles of oceanfront beaches and Intracoastal Waterway, the Las Olas Boulevard thoroughfare of boutiques, shops and fine dining, the nearby golf facilities and marinas suggest a vibrant tropical community that guarantees visitors an enjoyable stay and an unforgettable good time.

There is no doubt that Fort Lauderdale is a fun travel destination, and we appreciate the 15 million visitors who make tourism a key part of the South Florida economy. Yahoo Travel named our city the No. 2 Top 10 Beach Getaway. In addition, some of the best year-round boating, golfing and shopping can be found right here. Yet, our city is much more than sand, sun and surf. Fort Lauderdale is also an attractive destination for business and commerce.

Fort Lauderdale is fortunate to have a strong and growing business community that believes in the philosophy of developing opportunities and connecting its partners for economic growth. Collaboration runs deep in our culture. To the savvy site selector looking to either re-locate corporate headquarters to Florida, or expand regional operations in the Sunshine State, there’s no better place to be than in this particular piece of paradise.

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