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June 24, 2018
Smathers beach

Best Place to spend winter? Key West, according to Farmers’ Almanac, which based its choice of best U.S. winter venue on top average temperature, humidity level and dew point.

Photo: Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney: growing in West Palm Beach to accommodate new engine production for commercial and military jets; 230 new jobs are anticipated.

Downtown Miami

With international banks from 18 countries, downtown Miami’s Brickell financial district is second only to Wall Street as the nation’s largest international banking center.

Photo: Daniel Portnoy



Miami Heat

Home court for the 2012 and 2013 NBA champion Miami Heat is AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami.

Photo: Ron Turenne/Miami Heat

Florida International University

Florida International University is Miami’s first and only public research university and a Carnegie-classified engaged institution. 

Paradigm Precision

Paradigm Precision (formerly known as TurboCombustor Technology) is growing in Martin County with construction of a 120,000-sq.-ft. facility and 200 new jobs.

Business Florida 2014 - The Regions

Southeast Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Jupiter, Key West, Miami, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach

| 9/27/2013

Southeast at a Glance

Southeast Florida

Demographics for the Southeast region can be found at Business Florida's interactive map of Florida.

• Barry University
• Broward College
• Dade Medical College 
• Florida Atlantic University
• Florida International University
• Florida Keys Community College
• Florida Memorial University
• Indian River State College
• Keiser University
• Lynn University
• Miami Dade College
• Nova Southeastern University
• Palm Beach Atlantic University
• Palm Beach State College
• St. Thomas University
• University of Miami

• Florida Keys Marathon
• Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
• Key West International
• Miami International
• Palm Beach International

• Port Everglades
• Port of Fort Pierce
• Port of Key West
• PortMiami
• Port of Palm Beach

As Florida’s most diverse and densely populated region, Southeast has exceptional access to international markets, a multicultural workforce, world-class educational institutions and a quality of life that is difficult to match. Finding an ideal site for expansion in this seven-county region is no problem; narrowing the choice to just one could well be.

In the "tricounty" area, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach each has an international airport and a deepwater port; each offers direct access to the lucrative Latin American market. Among the high-impact industries thriving throughout the region are Aviation, life sciences, technology and financial services. And as for tourism, from the Florida Keys up through Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties, visitor numbers are up.


Global perspective In Miami-Dade alone, 51% of the population is foreign-born, and the populations of Broward and Palm Beach counties aren’t far behind at 31% and 22% respectively. Hispanics are the most prevalent immigrant group, averaging 25% of the population across all seven counties, but many other cultures are represented here too: 20 consulates, 26 foreign trade offices and 17 international trade organizations and chambers of commerce.

Young and smart Downtown Miami’s population is up more than 70% from 10 years ago, and young adults are largely responsible; 57% of residents in Miami’s urban core are between the ages of 20 and 44; 53% of them are college educated. In Broward, 58% of the population falls into the 18-64 age group and nearly 30% of residents 25 and older hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

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Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles
Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles

Sea turtles Skipper and Ginny were released Thursday, June 21, 2018 after recovering from medical problems at the Brevard Zoo. (There is no audio track on this video from the Brevard Zoo.)

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