The South Florida Chapter was formed in 2014. Ft. Lauderdale is a vibrant city with great amenities including beautiful beaches. It is a modern day paradise for business with beautiful vistas and wonderful restaurants. The city boasts a diverse, multicultural work force and access to international market, the Caribbean in particular. It is home to over 150 corporate headquarters, such as AutoNation, Citrix, and Spirit Airlines. Higher educational programs are in abundance throughout the South Florida region. Ft. Lauderdale is home to Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, and the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Today’s market is marked by concentrations in transportation logistics, tourism, IT, and telecommunications. The city offers many programs for entrepreneurs and incubators/accelerators. Ft. Lauderdale enjoys a variety of professional sports as well.
Ft. Lauderdale enjoys a great climate and access to both the ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway. Fishing, sailing, boating are favorites of the local community year round.