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LEADING SECTORS. WORK NUMBER OF BUSINESSES IN DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION 300 GOVERNMENT 210 MEDICAL 175 FOOD SERVICE & HOSPITALITY 155 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 57 MANUFACTURING & WHOLESALE 101 EDUCATION 54 LEGAL 631 FINANCIAL & INSURANCE 250 RETAIL 199 INFORMATION SERVICES 90 TRANSPORTATION 50 Downtown Fort Lauderdale has established itself as a world-class international business center and one of the most desirable locations for new, expanding or relocating businesses. This attractive commercial environment is supported by a diverse range of leading industry sectors ranging from legal and financial services to technology and engineering providing jobs to almost 60,000 employees. 18.