勞德岱堡(FortLauderdale)成為企業設點首選

勞德岱堡(FortLauderdale)成為企業設點首選

 

 

勞德岱堡素以「世界遊艇之都」聞明,貨運及遊輪港一向是其經濟命脈外地人對勞德岱堡的刻板印象,諸如:外地旅客在陽光海灘享受悠閒時光、退休養老社區、遊艇充斥,及春假期間擁入的大學生等景象雖然依然存在,觀光及遊艇相關產業也依舊為當地二大經濟支柱,惟過去20年以來勞德岱堡市中心及近郊已成為布羅瓦郡(Broward County)所屬的31個城市中,來自美國本土及外國企業設立公司的首選之地;主要原因是低稅賦、友善的商業氛圍、生活型態及便捷的交通等吸引企業紛紛地進駐。


 


最近5年以來,透過當地相關機構Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliances的協助,共123家公司遷入布羅瓦郡或擴大營業。僅在2013年及2014,即有21家公司在當地另覓新址或擴大營業,投資金額逾26,500萬美元。已有近200家公司將總公司及地區總部設在布羅瓦郡。[註:布羅瓦郡人口1,900萬,是佛羅里達州僅次於邁岱(Miami-Dade)郡的第2大郡,名列全美第18大。]


 


勞德岱堡市中心聚集著全球最大汽車經銷商AutoNation (www.autonation.com)、房地產開發商Stiles Corp.、全方位的全國性保險服務公司Patriot National, Inc. (www.patnat.com);最近剛設全球總部於此、在26國設有據點、日本收銀機及條碼應用的公司SATO Global Solutions (www.satoworldwide.com);國際性網路安全公司Prolexic Technologies (www.prolexic.com)最近剛將全球總部自同郡的Hollywood遷於此;美國香蕉及蔬果生產及經銷商Chiquita Brands International (www.chiquita.com)正將其香蕉部門的地區總部自北卡羅來納州的大城Charlotte遷至該郡的Dania Beach


 


住在當地住宅區的民眾,走路或及騎自行車即可抵達辦公室,不然也可搭乘勞市公車Sun Trolley (www.suntrolley.com)或當地獨有的交通船Water Taxi(watertaxi.com)


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Lauderdale-Hollywood國際機場及Everglades(porteverglades.net)的擴建,是提升勞市競爭力,及其國際貿易及旅遊成長的關鍵因素


 


勞德岱堡小檔案


人口:176,000


重要產業:旅遊、建築、房地產及休閒遊艇


2019年至2013年每戶平均收入:49,119美元(全美平均收入為46,956美元)


暱稱:美洲的威尼斯


面積:90.13平方公里


資料來源:U.S. Census Bureau, City of Fort Lauderdale


 


在勞市設有地區總部的國際性公司包括:Allied Marine/Ferretti Group, Baxter International, Bombardier, Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Embraer North America, Microsoft Latin America, Nystar Americas, SATO Global Solutions, South African Airways Americas, YUM! Restaurants Latin America等。


資料來源:Miami Herald research, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, WorldCity


 


在勞市的代表性公司包括:ACR Electronics, American Changer, Amerijet International, AutoNation, BFC Financial, Citrix Systems, Flannigan’s Enterprises, Fox Sports Studios, Hargrave Yachts, Huizenga Holdings, Kaplan Higher Education, KEMET Capacitors, Patriot National, Inc., Prolexic Technologies, Resolve Marine Group, Seacor Holdings, Stiles Corp., Sun Sentinel, SmartWaterCSI, Templeton & Co., Universal Insurance Holdings, Zimmerman advertising等。


資料來源:Miami Herald research, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, WorldCity