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Dania Beach, Florida, Rides Wave of Growth

This South Florida city is attracting new businesses, residents.

By Livability on October 10, 2022

Dania Beach Pier, Florida
Courtesy of Dania Beach CRA

A wave of excitement is permeating the city of Dania Beach. This South Florida city is experiencing incredible growth — from its population and business climate to housing developments and entertainment options — and transforming into a place that companies and people want to call home. Let’s dig into some of the city’s assets. 

Grow a Career Here

Dania Beach is the perfect place to launch or grow a career as the area is home to a variety of thriving industries such as aviation, technology, recreational marine, logistics and manufacturing. Plus, Dania Beach houses the headquarters for Chewy.com, Spirit Airlines and VIKAND Technologies, a leading expert in global medical operations and public health solutions for the maritime industry. Additionally, according to Michael Chen, executive director for the Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, Broward County is often the highest job-creation county in Florida. “We’re the hub of this enormous, robust economy that is Southeast Florida,” he says. 

Best for Business

Thanks to its vast, world-class resources, Dania Beach is a great area for both relocating businesses and start-ups. A few of its advantages include a tax-friendly environment, solid infrastructure, high-speed internet, low-cost utilities and nearby airports and seaports. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades are less than one-half mile from Dania Beach. The airports and seaports of Miami and Palm Beach are just a one-hour drive from the city.

“You can cover a wider range of the globe by being centrally located in Dania Beach,” Chen says. “You have three international airports and seaports that are covering the entire planet.” Additionally, for companies looking to engage in international trade, South Florida has one of the nation’s largest consular corps, providing a multitude of services to international residents, visitors and businesses.

As for individuals looking to launch a new company, Dania Beach offers more than just a promising business environment. The city will soon house Florida International University’s new IP-to-Market Hospitality Technology Incubator.

A particular focus of the incubator will be the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems with special opportunities for women-, miniority- and Hispanic-owned business founders. It will host two 14-week cohorts annually, in addition to regularly scheduled workshops, job fairs and more. The first cohort began in May 2022.

“This new business incubator is going to be revolutionary. It’s the first of its kind in the United States,” Chen says. 

The Soleste CityLine in Dania Beach, FLA
Courtesy of Dania Beach CRA

Living Large in Dania Beach

Quality-of-life assets run the gamut in Dania Beach. In addition to its family-friendly beach, busy dining scene, fun community events and wide range of housing options, the city is home to three regional destinations: The Casino @ Dania Beach; Dania Pointe, a large plaza with retail, restaurant and residential space; and the world headquarters of the International Game Fish Association.

City Manager Ana M. Garcia refers to the energy in the city as the “renaissance of Dania Beach. We are the epicenter of South Florida, yet our responsiveness, respect and friendly can-do attitude toward all who live, work and visit our city is second to none!” 

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