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Why Port St. Lucie?

Elijah Wooten 

Elijah L. Wooten, Jr., MBA
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Consisting of 120 square miles with a population of more than 185,000, the City of Port St Lucie is the 8th largest City in Florida and the 3rd largest City in South Florida, the 130th largest City in the United States.

The City’s rapid growth is due in part to our high quality of life, abundance of market rate housing, our low crime, quality education system and business friendly environment. Port St Lucie is conveniently located half way between Miami and Orlando and is served by Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike, Florida East Coast Rail, Port of Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast Airport.

Even with a population of over 1.6 million people within an hour’s drive time of the City, the Port St Lucie MSA is largely free of the traffic congestion and overcrowding common in most Florida metropolitan areas. This is largely due to an abundance of available land, a diverse and affordable housing market, good schools and a proactive local government committed to infrastructure improvements.

The City of Port St Lucie is the ideal location for new and expanding businesses due to our market strength, competitive business costs, affordable livability and our well trained workforce. Allow our team of experts help your company grow and thrive in the City of Port St Lucie.