The City of Fort Lauderdale is the largest municipality in Broward County. It is renowned as a paradise with its subtropical climate and beaches. With more than 300 miles of waterfront from its beaches, rivers and canals, which attract people to live, work and play in our City. It is home to an estimated population of 176,013. In August 2015, Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.3%, making August 2015 the 61st consecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for over three (3) years.
Fort Lauderdale is located less than an hour from Miami and Palm Beach International Airports, and offers access to international markets including Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific Rim.
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Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport
- Ranked as one of the fastest growing airports in the United States.
- Second-largest carrier of interntional passengers in the State of Florida.
- Contributes more than $2.7 billion to the local economy, providing jobs to more than 8,900 employees.
- Served 23.5 million passengers in 2013.
- 600 flights per day on average.
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE)
- Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the City of Fort Lauderdale.
- FXE is in the top ten of busiest general aviation airports in the country.
- Has a local economic impact of over $839 million.Designated as a reliever for Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, FXE is home to: over 900 based aircraft, 5 fixed based operators that provide aircraft fuel and maintenance services and 5 flight schools, and host of aircraft related businesses.
- Features a 24-hour Air Traffic Control Tower, U.S. Customs and Border Protection services and 24-hour Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting and a Police Substation.
- Features a 200-acre Industrial Air Park with more than 1.5 million square feet of office, warehouse, and manufacturing space.