Florida Heartland ERO | tburroughs@co.okeechobee.fl.us | 1.863.697.6325 | ADDRESS:304 NW 2nd St. | Room 123 | Okeechobee, FL 34972
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    The ideal location for success!

    Okeechobee County sits on the north shore of 730 square miles of Lake Okeechobee, the largest fresh water lake wholly within one state in the United States. The Hitchiti Indians called it ‘Oki-Chubi,’ or ‘big water.’ Today, Okeechobee County offers big opportunity for growing business.

    Our location puts you at the center of everything you need to succeed. That starts with easy access to Florida’s fast-growing population of 20 million+. Major markets from Miami to Orlando to Tampa are quickly reached on state and interstate highways. There is Class 1 rail service from CSX. You can fly people and products out of eight international airports and ship domestically or globally through international seaports including Port Miami, Port Everglades and Port Manatee for direct access to the enhanced Panama Canal. The Okeechobee Waterway connects the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Interested in saving money for your company? Overall costs in Okeechobee County are 12% lower than crowded metro areas. On top of that, we offer a robust workforce; abundant, affordable acreage; and very attractive local incentives. In Okeechobee County, you can enjoy 250+ days of sunshine a year in a beautiful rural setting just a short drive from urban offerings on the east or west coast. Let’s talk about big opportunities for your company. Contact the Okeechobee Economic Development Corporation today.