2019 Fantastic Flagler Visitor, Newcomer & Resident Guide 2019_Fantastic_Flagler__Visitor-Newcomer-Resident- - Page 83

BUSINESS TO BEACHES TM MOR E R E ASONS T O MOV E YOUR BUSINESS T O FL AGL ER COUNT Y LOCATION » » Beautiful coastal community » » Situated in the center of Florida’s strongest economic corridor » » Strategically located northeast of Orlando, north of Daytona Beach and Cape Canaveral and south of Jacksonville and St. Augustine » » Metropolitan advantages without typical urban headaches QUALITY OF LIFE » » Arts and Culture (see pages 49) » » Climate » » Sports, Parks and Recreation (see page 42) » » Beaches & waterways (see pages 10, 33) LOW TAXATION » » State of Florida is still 5.5% » » No franchise utility tax in Flagler County HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION » » Daytona State College Campus (DSC) » » University of Florida Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience research facility and programs » » Nearby Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University » » High School dual enrollment with DSC, Embry-Riddle, Bethune Cookman and University of Florida » » Part of Florida’s High-Tech Corridor » » Accelerated programs including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Program » » Career academies in high schools RICH AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES » » Diverse landscape and agricultural land » » Thriving potato, cabbage and sod industries » » Active and engaged agricultural extension program LABOR AVAILABILITY AND AVERAGE WAGES » » Population 105,000+ » » County wages are 32 percent lower than Florida metro areas » » Access to more than one-half million workers within a one-hour commute » » More than 46,822 residents actively seeking employment FOR MORE INF OR M ATION » » Little or no union labor » » Unemployment rate of 3.5 percent » » Average household income - $52,406 INTERSTATE ACCESS (TRAVEL TIME) » » I-95 • 5 minutes I-4 • 30 minutes » » I-295 • 45 minutes I-10 • 50 minutes » » I-75 • 90 minutes SEAPORT ACCESS » » Ports of Jacksonville and Port Canaveral are within 80 minutes either direction LOCAL AIRPORT » » Flagler Executive Airport INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS » » » » » » » » Daytona International Orlando – Sanford International Orlando – MCO International Jacksonville International MEDICAL CARE » » AdventHealth - Regional Level One Trauma Center » » Short distance to renowned Specialty Women and Children hospitals Helga van Eckert, Executive Director Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity 1769 E Moody Blvd · Bunnell, FL 32110 · 386-313-4071 www.flaglercountyedc.com · info@flaglercountyedc.org