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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Founded in 1911, Fort Lauderdale is a city known for its beautiful beachfront, luxury hotels, fine dining, shopping, and culture scene. The city began one of its many major redevelopments in the 1920s during the Florida land boom, became a key U.S. Naval and Coast Guard base during World War II, and blossomed into a popular spring break destination in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Today, the city is the county seat of Broward County, Florida; the central city in the 31-municipality Greater Fort Lauderdale area; and a principal city in the Miami metropolitan area.
Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, a leading container port in Florida, and one of the most active cargo ports in the country. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport sees more than 73,000 domestic and international travelers pass through daily. Fort Lauderdale’s economy has grown and diversified over the years thanks to healthy tourism revenue, real estate and commercial development, and more recently, its growth as a manufacturing and maintenance hub for the boating industry.
Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to 23 miles of Atlantic Ocean beaches. Historic Las Olas Boulevard is known as the “style mile,” a mecca of upscale stores, independently owned boutiques, restaurants, and the city’s Central Business District. Along with beach activities and strolls along Las Olas Boulevard, popular city attractions include Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the Museum of Discovery and Science, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Sawgrass Recreation Park, the Stranahan House Museum, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Fort Lauderdale has nine colleges, universities, and technical training programs, including satellite campuses for Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and Nova Southeastern University. It’s also home to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers national soccer team and a neighboring home city to the Miami-based Marlins MLB team, the Miami Dolphins NFL team, and the Florida Panthers NHL team.
Fort Lauderdale is a great place to do business, work and enjoy.
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