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Indian River County
Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Helene Caseltine
1216 21st St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: 772-567-3491


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Welcome to Indian River County!

For those who enjoy this idyllic location year round, Indian River County, Florida offers the best of both worlds: a desirable location for business and pleasure with a balance that helps build your business in the sun.

Those who live, work or visit here find that our communities are safe, modern and loaded with ecological, cultural, educational and technological amenities. It's also a cost-competitive place to grow or expand your business.

Indian River County has a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Centrally located 70 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center and an hour’s drive north of West Palm Beach, our 543 square miles contain 26 miles of unspoiled beaches, groves of renowned Indian River grapefruit, immaculate oceanfront estates and riverfront communities - free from urban sprawl and congestion. We are located within a 3-hour drive of 17.9 million potential customers - 90% of Florida’s population.

The county also offers:

  • access to other Florida markets as well as national and international markets via interstate highways and multimodal transportation
  • advanced industries from aviation/aerospace to aquaculture
  • world-renowned agricultural products and recreational opportunities
  • research, emerging tech, life sciences and specialty healthcare industries

All of the above in one of the most desirable climates in the country, for recreation and for business. Our unique setting includes an emphasis on low scale buildings, plenty of free access to public beaches, and a host of community amenities. Relatively low labor costs and inexpensive building sites, plus the absence of state income tax, continue to attract industry.

Target Industries

Indian River County has a variety of local, state and federal programs available to companies that are interested in locating or expanding in our area and meet eligibility criteria. Please click on our Community Profile which provides an overview of the attributes offered to new and expanding businesses.

The target industries listed below are those that the Chamber's Economic Development Office is pursuing for recruitment, retention and expansion, and are also eligible for incentive consideration. We invite you to click on each of the links below to learn more how each industry can benefit from an Indian River County location.

The county’s Comprehensive Plan includes an expanded list of targeted industries that are considered when companies apply for local incentives. Indian River County’s targeted industries for incentives eligibility include:

  • Clean Energy
  • Life Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Aviation/Aerospace
  • Financial/Professional Services
  • Manufacturing/Warehouse/Distribution
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Arts, Entertainment, Recreation

Quality of Life

Ringed by citrus groves, cattle ranches and the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River County has a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Centrally located 70 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center and an hour’s drive north of West Palm Beach on Florida's east coast, we are within three hours of nearly 18 million customers - 90 percent of Florida’s population. Free from urban sprawl and congestion, commute times average 20-30 minutes even during peak travel hours.

Our unique setting makes Indian River County the perfect destination for thousands of visitors and seasonal guests each year. Our 543 square miles contain beautiful white sandy beaches, groves of renowned Indian River citrus, immaculate oceanfront estates and riverfront communities plus an array of recreational and eco-friendly adventures for you and your family. Our balmy winters combine with the summer’s fresh ocean breezes to keep our average temperature a comfortable 74 degrees, perfect for swimming, golf or tennis year round. Add our museums, theatres, restaurants, night spots and shopping and you have an ideal setting for an incomparable vacation or business location.

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