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Okeechobee County

Coordinates:

27°23′N 80°53′W

Area:

 892 mi²

Founded:  

May 8, 1917

Population:

 42,168 (2019)

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Florida’s Heartland is a prime location for global logistics and distribution. The region is centrally located within a strong transportation network including seaports, airports, railroads, and roadways. The region is home to several logistics and distribution centers and remains committed to new development.

South Central Florida’s economic development executives have identified Target Industries that are an ideal fit to our workforce, education and transportation infrastructure:

 

By Air

 

Access to domestic and international markets:

 

  • Eight International Airports: Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Miami, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach

  • Two regional airports: Immokalee Regional Airport, Sebring Regional Airport

  • Nine municipal airparks: Airglades Airport, Arcadia Municipal Airport, Avon Park Executive Airport, Avon Park Air Force Range, Belle Glade State Municipal Airport, LaBelle Municipal Airport, Okeechobee County Airport, Palm Beach County Glades Airport, Wauchula Municipal Airport

 

By Ground

 

Convenient access to Florida and all of North America via:

  • Three Interstate Highways

  • One Toll Road

  • Four U.S. Highways

  • Twelve State Roads

  • Miles of Maintained County Roads

By Rail

Railways move cargo and people thru the region and into the entire South East.

  • Four Cargo Track Ownership: CSX Transportation,

  • South Central Florida Express (US Sugar), Seminole Gulf Operation

  • Two Amtrack Stations: Sebring, Okeechobee

By Sea

 

The region is uniquely surrounded by deep water ports providing access to domestic and international markets: Seven deep water ports: Everglades, Fort Pierce, Manatee, Miami, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa

PALM BEACH  •  MARTIN  •  ST. LUCIE  •  INDIAN RIVER  •  OKEECHOBEE  •  HENDRY  •  GLADES  •  HIGHLANDS

WTCA License Holder:  International Council of Advisors, LLC, dba World Trade Center Palm Beach • Alfred Zucaro Jr. President and Founder