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Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation | 2229 NW 9th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34972 | P: 1 (863) 357-2334 | E: info@ocedcorp.com

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
Contact Us: 863.357.2334

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CARES ACT BUSINESS GRANT  CLICK HERE for Guidelines and to Apply Online.

TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

When choosing a location for your company, it is important to be able to get your product to market efficiently.  Okeechobee County is strategically located along the northern rim of Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s "inland sea".  This puts businesses located in Okeechobee County in the perfect position to reach a broad range of domestic and international markets, including the Caribbean and Latin America.  

International Airports

Palm Beach International Airport is located just 60 minutes from Okeechobee County.

Roadways

The road system through or near the region provides convenient access to Florida and to North America via:

  • 3 Interstate Highways
  • 1 Toll Road
  • 4 U.S. Highways
  • 12 State Roads
  • Miles of Maintained County Roads

Railways

Railways move cargo and people thru the region.

Cargo Track Ownership

Amtrak Stations

Seaports

There are six deep water ports located within 100 miles of Okeechobee County.  The closest, Port of Palm Beach is approximately 60 miles Southeast of Okeechobee County.  The Port of Palm Beach is the fourth busiest container port in Florida, and the eighteenth busiest in the continental U.S. The Port of Palm Beach offers cruise and cargo services to more than 30 onsite tenants and users. At 162 acres, the Port’s efficiency is unparalleled, processing more than $7 billion in commodities and 2.5 million tons of cargo. Operations include containerized, dry bulk, liquid bulk, breakbulk, heavy-lift and RO/RO cargos. For more information on Florida's ports please visit Florida Ports Council.

Greenways

Florida's Heartland region has one route managed by the Office of Florida Greenways and Trails. As a segment of the nationally recognized Florida National Scenic Trail, the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.) is 110 miles around the lake on the USACE service road atop the 35-foot tall Herbert Hoover Dike. The United States Army Corps of Engineers maintains the dike and service road, and several primitive camping sites and covered shelters along the trail for bikers and hikers.


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