At the center of the largest metropolitan statistical area in the Southeast, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County in Florida has everything a business needs to succeed. Whether you’re looking for the best and brightest employees, a location with easy access to major international markets, world-class educational opportunities for your employees, business friendly government, or an outstanding lifestyle second to none, Greater Fort Lauderdale should be at the top of your list for your next relocation or expansion project.
The region provides one of the largest and most diverse labor forces in the state of Florida, along with a growing talent pool, and access to both domestic and international markets, including access to Latin America and the Caribbean. And as home to more than 150 corporate headquarters, Greater Fort Lauderdale is a major business center with a favorable tax climate for business and no state income tax.
Manufacturing, one of the region’s strongest high-wage sectors, accounts for 72,000 jobs in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro region, according to the Manufacturers Association of Florida. Manufacturing companies located in Greater Fort Lauderdale include ACR Electronics, Adora Aluminum & Glass Products, Bosch, HEICO, Hoerbiger Corporation, JL Audio, Motorola and Stryker.
Fort Lauderdale-based ACR/Artex has more than 60 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and supporting life-saving products including EPIRBs, emergency locator transmitters, personal locator beacons, search and rescue transponders, rescue strobe lights and more.
ACR/Artex was named a 2018 Manufacturer of the Year in the second Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards. The survival gear manufacturer was also named South Florida’s 2018 Manufacturer of the Year by the South Florida Manufacturers Association.
JL Audio Inc., a manufacturer of car, marine, powersports and home audio products, has grown in Broward County since it started there in the 1970s. The company now employs more than 300 and recently invested nearly $10 million as part of an expansion.
Robert Oxenhorn, director of finance and accounting of JL Audio Inc. said, “The State of Florida has provided us with a home for the past 40 years, which has acted as a launch pad for our company’s domestic growth and has supported us in establishing JL Audio as a worldwide brand. With the help of Governor Scott, Enterprise Florida, The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and the City of Miramar, we are excited about further expanding our manufacturing operations, creating a host of new jobs, and continuing to be the most sought-after manufacturer of audio products for marine, mobile, home, powersports and ‘anything that moves’; right here in Miramar, Florida.”
Adora Aluminum & Glass Products is consolidating southeast Florida operations into a new regional headquarters in Coral Springs. As part of the move, Aldora will create 35 jobs and retain 115 existing employees. The company is making a $4 million investment in the new headquarters.
“This move is a great opportunity to consolidate our southeast Florida locations under one roof while allowing for room for growth over the long-term horizon,” said Rick Silverstein, vice president of Aldora.
For more information on what makes the Broward County region a top destination for manufacturing, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance at (954) 524-3113.
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