St. Lucie County
St. Lucie County is located in southeastern Florida, 120 miles south of Orlando and 60 miles north of West Palm Beach. St. Lucie County is a wonderful community in a beautiful semi-tropical south Florida environment. It also has the requisite location, business environment and workforce to be one of the best performing communities in the nation in the very foreseeable future. Primary cities and population centers within the county include Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, and Hutchinson Island.
Extensive, dependable transportation and easy access is the key to growth, and St. Lucie County has both in abundance. Interstate Highway 95 and U.S. Highway 1 provide easy access to the country’s east coast, from Key West to Maine. The Florida Turnpike stretches from just south of Miami through northern-central Florida, while State Road 70 runs from U.S Highway 1 in Fort Pierce west to Bradenton, Florida.
St. Lucie County offers a plethora of transportation linkages which include rail, a custom-serviced international airport, and a deep-water port – all of which enable easy access to all St. Lucie County has to offer. The St. Lucie County International Airport is also one of the busiest general aviation airports in the state. International flight options within a two-hour drive are available at Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Melbourne and Orlando International Airports. Palm Beach International Airport offers major domestic connections within a 50 minute drive.
The county has a population of over 280,000 and has experienced growth of over 40% since 2000. The area economy is a blend of emerging life science R&D with traditional manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and services. The county is host to Indian River State College, an institution that has won national recognition for excellence and innovation applied toward training and education.