Florida Has Broad Benefits For Business

The Sunshine State offers incentives to all industries that want to take advantage of its robust infrastructure.

Indian River County, FL: Central To Where Your Business Needs To Be

Indian River County—Vero Beach, Sebastian, Fellsmere—strikes a perfect balance between business and pleasure. Those who live, work, or visit Florida’s Central East Coast experience a safe and affordable community that’s rich in history and natural resources. Year-round mild temperatures and the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean provide a variety of outdoor activities. The county was recently awarded a Bronze-level recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.

Corporate executives often locate their companies in this area because of their positive vacation experience, plus many have winter homes in Vero Beach. Located midway between West Palm Beach and Cape Canaveral, Indian River County is within three hours of over 18 million consumers, or 90% of Florida’s population, with easy access to Latin markets.

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A Piper M600 aircraft taking off from Vero Beach Regional Airport. (Photo: Piper Aircraft)

 

The partners at Kessel Medical, a medical device manufacturer, made the decision to relocate from the traffic-burdened Atlanta area to Vero Beach for a less hectic environment. Marotech, a Canadian manufacturer, opened its second location in Vero Beach with plans to hire 10 workers. This expansion into the county will better serve its customers in the U.S. and Latin America.

Advanced industries, from aviation and aerospace to emerging tech and healthcare, benefit from a low cost of doing business and some of the lowest taxes in the nation. Commute times within the county are no more than 30 minutes, and an hour or less within the tri-county region, with none of the urban sprawl, traffic, or congestion found elsewhere.

You’ll find that Indian River County is also a cost-competitive place to locate or expand your business. The Indian River Chamber participates in the national cost of living survey, comparing a variety of cost factors with 300 other markets throughout the U.S. Year after year, the Vero Beach-Sebastian area cost-of-living index is typically on par, or slightly lower, than the national average.

The county has hundreds of acres of low-cost land available for commercial or industrial development, much of it located near I-95, a major north-south transportation route along the East Coast—perfect for warehouse/distribution operations. The county offers competitive property tax rates, local incentives, and no state income tax.

Air transportation in the area is served by two general aviation airports which primarily cater to private and corporate aircraft. Sebastian Airport is home to Whelen Aerospace Technologies, a global leader in high-end lighting products for the aerospace industry.  Vero Beach Regional Airport is home to Piper Aircraft, an internationally recognized manufacturer of small personal aircraft. Both airports have plenty of airside and non-aviation land available for future development.

Because location is central to success, Indian River County isn’t just where you want to be—it’s central to where you and your business ought to be.

Visit www.indianrivered.com for more information.

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