Major Employers

It’s all about location and Hollywood has it – in the heart of South Florida between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Hollywood is at a crossroads for international trade with easy access to major employment centers and key transportation routes. Leading companies call Hollywood home including:

HEICO Corporation

A top manufacturer of aerospace, defense, industrial and electronics components


Diplomat Resort & Spa

Ranked among the top 20 most popular meeting resorts by CVENT 


Brandsmart

A leading consumer electronics and appliance retailer in the southeastern U.S.


Memorial Healthcare System

The 3rd largest public healthcare system in the nation.

Incredible opportunities exist for target industry clusters.


The city is focused on expanding these industries:


Target Industries Hollywood helps expand and attract

Are you considering a corporate relocation or are you an entrepreneur seeking the right environment for your start up? Hollywood offers affordable corporate office space to grow your business with trends showing an increase in the office rental market. The city works in partnership with private industry, economic development organizations and educational institutions to create the ideal conditions for business growth.

Port Everglades


Port Everglades is South Florida’s “powerhouse port” and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. One of the top three cruise ports in the world and among the most active containerized cargo ports in the United States, Port Everglades is South Florida’s main seaport for petroleum products such as gasoline and jet fuel.

Exotic cruise vacations and international trade are what make Port Everglades a vital economic engine for Hollywood and Broward County. As a leading container port in a region that thrives on trade and tourism, the port is the ideal point of entry for companies that conduct business in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Far East. A foreign-trade zone and available office space within the Port make it a highly desirable business center for world trade.

Port Everglades is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County government. It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations or capital improvements. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $26 billion, and more than 201,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 11,700 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.

The Port is moving forward with several expansion projects designed to meet the demands of our growing population and the needs of our maritime industry. These capital improvements are expected to be completed during the next 6 years and will increase productivity and throughput. Recently completed improvements include the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) and numerous cruise terminal renovations.