October 17, 2021

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Employers seeking the ideal combination of an abundant labor pool, targeted training and world-class education, a business-friendly market, robust culture and unmatched lifestyle for all ages, will find their next-generation workplace in Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Wherever you look, Greater Fort Lauderdale is at work. In 2017, Broward County created 17% of Florida’s new jobs, though it accounts for only 8% of the state’s population.

Many of those jobs are in business sectors targeted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, the county’s official public/private partnership for economic development. Leaders are targeting growth in the marine, aviation, aerospace, global logistics, headquarters, life sciences, manufacturing and technology sectors.

Where Business Works »

Training the Lifeblood of the
Business Community

Executives across Greater Fort Lauderdale don’t need to be reminded of the importance of the workforce that supports their businesses. Read More »

Education Creates Workforce
that Drives Economy

Academic institutions in Greater Fort Lauderdale ensure students receive a world-class education — and employers have a business-ready workforce. Read More »

Tech, Manufacturing, Life Sciences
Fueling Innovation Countywide

Miami-Fort Lauderdale ranked number one on the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.
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Billion-Dollar Marine Industry
Raises Area's Economic Tide

When people envision Greater Fort Lauderdale’s connection to the ocean, they often see beaches. But big business plies the waters, too. Read More »

World-Class Professional Services,
Small-Town Treatment

Nearly 200 companies have corporate, division or regional headquarters in Greater Fort Lauderdale — companies like home-grown tech giant Citrix Systems, DHL Solutions Americas, and Ultimate Software. Read More »

A Legacy of World-Class
Health Care

Public and private health care providers across Greater Fort Lauderdale for generations have delivered world-class care to the area’s — and hemisphere’s — growing populations. Read More »

Developers Turn Niche Parcels
into Robust Growth

Founded in 1915, it can be reasonable to assume Broward County might have reached build-out long ago. Yet, from the Atlantic to the Everglades, savvy developers are finding productive in-fill parcels. Read More »

By Air, Sea, Truck and Rail,
Connections Drive Business

Multibillion dollar investments in the airport, seaport, a regional train station, even beach renourishment already have delivered significant returns and promise to keep construction crews busy into the next decade. Read More »

Building the Next Generation
Tourism Destination

If a tourism destination’s vitality can be measured by the number of new hotels and attractions being built, then Greater Fort Lauderdale is a picture of health.
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Arts and Culture Lure
Patrons and Corporations

A half-mile stretch of downtown Fort Lauderdale is home to two institutions that epitomize the county’s arts and cultural scene: Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the NSU Art Museum. Read More »

Business Engagement Heightens
Charitable Outreach

Whether by Fortune 500s or upstart companies, charitable giving is a passion among Greater Fort Lauderdale’s employers. Read More »


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