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    Business Development

    Okeechobee County welcomes inquiries from businesses seeking to relocate. Many businesses have located to our area because they recognized our unique environment, and decided to relocate.

     

    Our ideal climate, wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities, wide range of housing options, and business relocation support make the transition a pleasant experience for everyone. If you have any questions or would like more information on establishing a business in Okeechobee County, please contact us at (863) 467-6246 or email us at info@okeechobeebusiness.com.

     

     

     

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    Demographics

    According to the 2014 U.S. Census estimates, the population of Okeechobee County is 39,149.  The estimated workforce as of 2014 is 18,987; and the Median Household Income is $34,570.  Click HERE for more details.

     

    As previously stated the year round population of Okeechobee County is 39,149, however from November to May, there are an estimated 30,000 additional seasonal residents. The population of the market area within a 30 mile radius is 174,528.  Approximately 6 million vistors per year come to enjoy the activities around Lake Okeechobee.  Okeechobee County is within 2 hours drive of 75% of the State of Florida's population.

     

    By clicking here you will get the quick facts about Okeechobee County from the US Census Bureau.  Okeechobee County has a total area of 769 square miles of which, 668 square miles of it is land and 101 square miles of it (13.19%) is water.

     

    Okeechobee County is located in South-Central Florida on the north shore of big Lake Okeechobee. Close to the Florida Turnpike, Interstate 95 and US Highway 27, the county is also serviced by both CSX/Amtrak Rail Systems and the Okeechobee County Airport.

     

    Located just 35 miles west of the City of Port Saint Lucie, 60 miles Northwest of West Palm Beach, 90 miles south of the Greater Orlando Metro area and 75 miles Northeast of I-75 in Fort Myers, the county is serviced by the following major US Highway and State Road systems: State Road 70 (East-West); US Highway 441 (North-South), State Road 710 (North-South), US Highway 98 (North-South), State Road 78 (East-West) and State Road 68 (East-West).

     

    Okeechobee County is located within 35 miles of the Port of Ft. Pierce (28 feet) and 55 miles from the Port of Palm Beach (34 feet) providing inter-modal opportunities to these ports.

     

    Okeechobee Commerce Center is a 124 acre industrial park in which some lots are privately owned and some are owned by the City of Okeechobee.  The park is situated along the CSX rail system, and businesses enjoy the tax benefits of being located within the state designated Enterprise Zone. The Park is approximately 50% built-out.

     

    Within the unincorporated area of Okeechobee County is the county’s Airport Industrial Park.  The area contains 180 acres and is approximately 60% built out.  This park is also located within the Enterprise Zone.

     

    The general aviation airport is serviced by a fixed-base operator (FBO). Located at the Okeechobee County Industrial Park, it provides unique opportunities for aviation-based business enterprises. Palm Beach International (PBI) and Orlando International (MCO) airports are less than an hour and a half from downtown Okeechobee and provide adequate access to major hubs throughout the United States and abroad.