|Daytona Beach, made famous as the "World Center of Racing" and home of NASCAR, is the best known of the seven area communities. Although the wide stretch of white sandy beach is still the biggest attraction here, the Ocean Center convention complex, the new Daytona Beach International Airport, the new Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) golf course, and the Halifax Harbor Marina hail the renaissance which has been taking place in Daytona Beach over the last several years. Historical sites like the Main Street Pier, the Oceanfront Boardwalk and the Clocktower in Oceanfront Park add to the appeal of this exciting city.|
|The city is a part of East Central Florida, and is located at the confluence of two major interstate highways: I-95 running from Canadian border to Miami, and I-4, connecting Daytona Beach on the East Coast and Tampa on the West Coast of Florida. They provide quick, easy access to the third largest consumer region in the United States with a population of more than 17 million. |
International airports in Daytona Beach, Orlando, Sanford and Jacksonville, railroad and nearby port facilities enhance Daytona Beach’s efforts to provide a cost-effective and logistically important location to do business while providing an exceptional quality of life.
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Daytona Beach is the regional commercial and cultural hub of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA with a population of 545,451. Beautiful ocean beaches bring worldwide acclaim. More than eight million tourists a year visit the area.
Quality roads, miles of beautiful tree-lined streets through picturesque neighborhoods and street beautification programs are national models and reflect the pride of residents.
Based on the “2004 Survey of Buying Power”, the Orlando/Daytona Beach/ Melbourne, Florida media market is ranked 20th in population with 3.24 million people. It is also ranked 20th in Total Effective Buying Income (EBI) with $61.3 billion.
Whether expanding or relocating your business, Daytona Beach provides unlimited opportunities for success. With more than 13,800 acres available for development along high-tech interstate corridors and continued growth in residential, retail business and industrial markets, Daytona Beach boasts a healthy business climate ideal for growth.
Daytona Beach provides a dynamic business environment with opportunities for the development and growth of smaller, home grown businesses and large corporate enterprises. It’s a community with a talented and diverse workforce. Daytona Beach has industrial sites within an enterprise zone and sites within a foreign trade zone adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport. A medical office park provides additional sites. Prime Interstate 4 and Interstate 95 sites are available with excellent access to road, air, rail and water transportation.
Qualified businesses may be eligible for federal, state, county and city assistance programs, incentives and opportunities, depending on the specifics of the business proposal. Daytona Beach provides a user-friendly team of planners, architects, engineers, support services and economic development personnel to review your plans. Whether expanding or relocating your business, the “High Performance City” provides unlimited opportunities for success.
About Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach is a regional marketplace, giving way to a diverse group of highly successful retail businesses, manufacturing plants and associations. The city is an integral segment of the I-4 high-tech corridor with specialized industries in aerospace, automotive and manufacturing. Companies and their employees profit from a relatively low cost of living, steady economic growth and the benefits of well-planned development.
Companies profit from available labor; training; an area designated as an enterprise zone; and quality public services.
Recent studies show the workforce to be educated, productive and competitive with 10 percent underemployed. Seven highly ranked colleges and universities and the acclaimed Advanced Technology Center support business needs with career advancement, workforce development and research. Education, healthcare and government are the area’s largest employers.
Among the numerous corporate partners that call Daytona Beach home are NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation; the Ladies Professional Golf Association; LPGA International; Gambro-Renal Products (medical manufacturing); Brown & Brown, Inc. (insurance); Enrichment Industries (vocational rehabilitation/manufacturing/assembly); Crane Cam (automotive manufacturing); Advanced Ordnance (military hardware); X1R (auto lubricants); Raydon (simulators); Piedmont Plastics, Inc. (plastics manufacturing); Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (aviation-aerospace education); Halifax Community Health Systems (hospitals/healthcare); and Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. (land development).