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Indian River County's population, which has grown steadily, approximately 4%per year, is supported by an economy based primarily on tourism, light industry, and agriculture. The service industry accounts for 20% of Indian River County's employment; retail trade, 23%; construction, 7.3% manufacturing, 4.6% agriculture, forestry, and fishing, 5.9%; and government 5.7%. Approximately 327,000 acres of Indian River County is devoted to agriculture, with the largest percentage in pastures and ranges, followed by citrus groves, woodlands, row crops, and a variety of other uses. The county is at the center of the world famous Indian River Citrus District.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY:
School District of Indian River County
Indian River Memorial Hospital
Indian River County
Constitutional Offices
Sheriff Department
Publix Supermarkets
The New Piper Aircraft
Hale Indian River Groves
City of Vero Beach
Sebastian River Medical Center
Wal-Mart
John's Island Residential/Resort
Indian River Estates Retirement/Life Care
Gracewood Fruit Company
Visiting Nurse Association
Grand Harbor Management
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
City of Sebastian

Indian River County welcomes inquiries from businesses seeking to relocate. More than one business has come to our area because the president, CEO, or other officer visited here, recognized our unique environment, and decided to relocate. Our ideal climate, wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities, wide range of housing options, and business relocation support make the transition a pleasant experience for everyone.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES
Below is a list of economic development incentives available to qualified businesses relocating to or expanding in Indian River County:
Participation in the State Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program
Local Jobs Grant Program for Industrial Businesses and the County’s Target Industries
Traffic Impact Fee Financing for Industrial Businesses and the County’s Target Industries
Utility Deposit Waivers for Eligible Industrial Businesses and the County’s Target Industries
Financing of water and sewer impact fees
Availability of infrastructure with sufficient capacity (roads, water, sewer)
Availability of Industrial Revenue Bonds
Availability of job training through Indian River Community College
Assistance in acquiring federal or state grants (such as Community Development Block Grants)
Expedited permitting process

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TESTIMONIALS ABOUT INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Testimonials from corporate executives will tell you first hand why Indian River County is an ideal choice when considering a corporate relocation.

“The natural beauty, relaxed lifestyle and affluent atmosphere make it a popular alternative to busier vacation destinations.”
General Manager, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

“Local people are often surprised to learn that the third largest privately-owned company in Florida is headquartered here in Vero Beach. In the high-profile corporate world it is nice to blend in and become part of the community’s ambience.”
Chief Financial Officer, George E. Warren Corporation

“Recruiting and keeping a skilled workforce like ours is much easier in a community that offers such a satisfying quality of life. Also, Indian River County is easy to get in and out of which is important to us because our distribution and customer base is worldwide.”
President, The New Piper Aircraft



 

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