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Economic Development

What Does Fort Pierce Have to Offer

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  • Port of Fort Pierce
  • 21 Miles of Beautiful Beaches
  • Great fishing; Plenty of Charter Boats
  • 11,000 Acres of Parks and Recreation
  • Home of the Highwayman Artists and Zora Neale Hurston
  • Five Spring Training Teams within 50 miles; St. Lucie County is Home to N. Y. Mets Spring Training
  • Eight “A” Rated Schools Including Indian River State College
  • Navy Seal Museum; Manatee Center; Smithsonian Marine Eco-Center; Backus Gallery; St. Lucie Co. Historical Museum; Bud Adams Cultural Center; Sunrise Theatre
  • World Class Golf

Top Business Location

  • #1 Tax Climate in the Southeast for Business - Tax Foundation
  • #1 State for Innovation - Fast Company
  • #2 Best State for Business - Chief Executive Magazine
  • One of Every Five U.S. Companies that Export is Located in Florida - U.S. Census Bureau

A Top Rated Workforce

  • #5 in High-Tech Employment in the U.S. - TechAmerica Cyberstates
  • #3 Lowest Private Sector Unionization Rate in the U.S. - UnionStats.com
  • 5 Million Foreign Language Speakers - U.S. Census Bureau

Multi-Modal Transportation

  • #2 Infrastructure - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • International Airport with Customs Facility
  • 2 Spaceports
  • 15 Deepwater Seaports
  • 3,000 Miles of Freight Rail Tracks
  • 12,000+ Miles of Highway (I-95 and Florida Turnpike Intersect Fort Pierce)

Source:

  • Enterprise Florida
  • www.PerfectBusinessClimate.com
  • St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce - (772) 595-9999