Glades County’s central location within Southern Florida, just over two hours from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando and nearly equidistant between Fort Myers and West Palm Beach makes us a natural hub for the emerging international and domestic warehousing/distribution and manufacturing markets, via road, rail and air.
Our agricultural heritage makes us the natural epicenter for renewable energy and food processing, including cold chain storage facilities.
The County seat of Glades County, Moore Haven, is located on the Okeechobee Waterway which connects the east and west coasts of Florida, from the Gulf in Fort Myers, via the Caloosahatchee River, across Lake Okeechobee to Stuart and the Atlantic, offering marine industries affordable safe harbor.
This centrality not only gives us access to growing southern Florida markets located within a two-hour dray, but an unparalleled access to a growing workforce in excess of 100,000 within 45-minutes.
Glades County boasts shovel ready sites, within the Glades County Business and Commerce Park and the 770—acre rail-served Americas Gateway Logistics Center, with entitlements in place for a mix of commercial to heavy industrial uses.
Glades County also offers a local option economic development tax abatement, which allows companies to apply to the Board of County Commissioners for an abatement of the county portion of projected ad valorem taxes from 10 percent to 100 percent for up to ten years, based on the number of jobs expected to be created, and the salaries associated with those jobs. Glades County’s commission may award the abatement for any new business which locates in the county, at their discretion.
For all of these reasons, Glades County is the land for opportunity for your business expansion or relocation.