The Vision of Martin County Business
As business and commerce all over Florida is growing Martin County is growing with it. The Business Development Board of Martin County (BDBMC) is a public-private partnership working to promote orderly economic growth in the area. The Board does this by retaining and assisting current businesses, attracting desirable new businesses, preserving the town’s quality of life and expanding educational and employment opportunities. Over 10,000 Occupational Licenses have been issued in Martin County with approximately 25% to 30% being “home office based”. Important contributors to the economy include the marine industry, agriculture, construction, hospitality & tourism, government, retail, medical and service businesses.
Because the county has been certified “Camera Ready”, motion picture and television industries can film here with minimal effort or delays. The largest local employer is the school system with a labor force of over 2,000 workers. Martin County is easily accessible from the Florida’s Turnpike and I-95 and receives rail service from Florida East Coast Railway. Corporate, private, and chartered air service are available through Martin County’s airport at Witham Field while a major airline is only 35 miles south at Palm Beach International.
Six different industrial areas are within Martin County borders. These areas are Palm City, South Stuart along U.S. 1, the I-95/Kanner Highway corridor, Indiantown, Hobe Sound and Jensen Beach. All offer easy access to I-95 and the Florida’s Turnpike. Some of the perks of each industrial park include railway access, nearness to Witham Field, the Indiantown Airport, large blocks of dock high warehouse space, and access to the Okeechobee Waterway, which connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.