About Fort Lauderdale
Sun, Sea, and a Warm Business Climate
With 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and an average temperature of 75.5 degrees, Fort Lauderdale is a popular tourist destination that is equally appreciated by its 182,000 residents as well as the thousands of businesses based in Fort Lauderdale.
The county seat of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale is located 28 miles north of Miami.
The city occupies 38.6 square miles, 10% of which are water, and the 165 miles of waterways within the city limits have earned Fort Lauderdale the title “The Venice of America.”
The city is also universally famous for its seven miles of white sand beach along the Atlantic Ocean.
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In addition to a distinctive tropical vibe and virtually limitless leisurely pursuits, Fort Lauderdale is one of the fastest growing markets for global trade, with more than 40% of local businesses engaged in or supporting international commerce.
The city is at the forefront of South Florida’s emerging “Internet Coast,” a region that is home to more than 6,000 high-technology firms, and growing.
Fort Lauderdale is also home city to the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades. See About Broward County.