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Business and Industry

Business and Industry

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Palm City, Indiantown, Hobe Sound and Jensen Beach Chambers, plus the Business Development Board, and the Economic Council of Martin County - collaboratively work with local, state, and federal agencies to assist existing businesses to expand.
Also, in accordance with the Economic Element of the Martin County Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, concerted efforts are being made as we attempt to broaden the economic base by targeting and attracting new businesses that will offer employment with a higher pay scale criterion.

Martin County is a Florida designated "Blue Chip" community, which attests that the county has a Growth Management Plan meeting state standards to attract business and industry to the area. Martin County has also been certified "Camera Ready" by the state to enable the motion picture and television industry to film in the area with minimal effort and delays.

Indian River State College campus on Salerno Road assists new start up businesses with solid planning strategies and works with existing companies by providing needs assessments and on site training. In addition to Associate in Arts degrees for university transfer, the college offers over 50 Associate in Science degree programs to prepare a well qualified workforce for technical careers, as well as many one year vocational certificate programs. Also located in Martin County is the Chapman School of Seamanship, Hobe Sound Bible College, New Horizons School of Travel, with Barry University, Florida Atlantic University and Northwood University just a short commute away.

Workforce Solutions funds and oversees the One Stop Career Centers, where individuals can obtain new skills or be retrained in a particular field to gain employment with local employers. Helping People Succeed, Inc. (HPS) is another non-profit organization involved with the business segment. Through their efforts in training, employing, and seeking employment for the disabled, they make it possible for them to become productive members of the community.

Business Resources

Economic Council of Martin County
1002 SE Monterey Commons Blvd., Suite 201
Stuart, Fl 34996
772-288-1225
http://www.mceconomy.org
Business Development Board of Martin County
Workforce Solutions
Martin County Government

Chambers of Commerce

Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce
1650 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, Fl 34994
772-287-1011
http://www.stuartmartinchamber.org
Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce
Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce
Palm City Chamber of Commerce
Indiantown Chamber of Commerce

Industry

Manufacturing plays a big role in Martin County. There are approximately 15,000 Occupational Licenses issued in Martin County, with 40% to 50% of them "home office based," as a result, the economy is driven by several sectors.
The Marine industry with a variety of custom boat and yacht builders, along with the specialty items such as tuna towers and fighting chairs, to fishing lures, fishing charters, and other water related businesses make a substantial contribution. Agriculture is also a major contributor, with over 40,000 acres of citrus, and ranked in the top ten in the state for citrus and vegetable production. Sugar cane, ornamentals and cattle production, combined with an egg farm producing over 10 million dozen eggs per year, Payson Park Thoroughbred Training Center, a flour milling facility, a juice concentrate plant, round out the agriculture segment. Over 200 manufacturing businesses in 18 different Standard Industrial Codes employ over 3,700 persons.

Other important contributors to the economy would be construction, hospitality/tourism, government, retail, medical and service type businesses. We have approximately 35 different businesses that employ over 100 people. We also have approximately 400 businesses that are woman or minority owned.

We have existing property appropriately zoned Industrial, plus Business Parks with infrastructure already in place located throughout the county. We also have vacant land awaiting the entrepreneur looking for business opportunities and wanting to enjoy our Good Nature through the quality of life our area has to offer.

Our location on the Treasure Coast provides easy North/South access from the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 95, combined with rail service by Florida East Coast Railway and corporate, private, and chartered air service through Martin County's airport at Witham Field, are certainly assets to the business community. Major airline service is available 35 miles to the south at Palm Beach International or 60 miles to the north at Melbourne International Airport.

Office and Commercial

Martin County's strategic advantages continually appeal equally to entrepreneurs, innovators, and established companies.

For some, it is access to markets
For most, it is a business climate that encourages and facilitates success.
For ALL, it is an extraordinary quality of life.
Businesses in Martin County enjoy location directly between Miami and Orlando, providing access to 6 million people in a 100 mile radius and over 2 million in a 60 mile radius. I-95, the Florida Turnpike and U.S. Highway 1 are all a stone’s throw from any business in the county.

Martin County is home to a varied business community with a growing number of small businesses in a variety of industries. Businesses find synergy in Martin County’s offering of executive office suites, and commerce and retail centers. Our inventory of sites and buildings is diverse and constantly changing. Our business parks offer both land and buildings that are ready for development. Over twenty retail centers are spread throughout the county with ever-emerging available space. 


For detailed information about our properties, please visit www.MartinCountyProspector.com.

Click here for a comprehensive analysis of Martin County's vacant industrial lands.

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1650 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

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