Indian River County, FL Economic Development | 1216 21st St. Vero Beach FL 32960 | directored@indianrivered.com | 772.567.3491
Sites and Buildings
Target Industries
VEC
Sites and Buildings
Target Industries
VEC

 Welcome to Indian River County – Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach - perfectly located for your business.

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. Our county also offers a cost-competitive place to grow or expand your business, with lease rates averaging $3-$6 per square foot for your build-to-suit site.  Click here to see all the quality of life amenities available to visitors and residents alike.

"The atmosphere in this town has been so warm and welcoming. We just like it"
John Pearsall, President/CEO of Elite Airways, addressing the Vero Beach City Council


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 - averaging $3-$6 per square foot for build-to-suit sites - plus the absence of state income tax and one of the lowest property tax rates in Florida, continue to attract industry.


The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is the designated organization for economic development and for tourism.  If you are looking for personal assistance and site information for your business, contact Helene Caseltine, the Chamber's Economic Development Director, at 772-567-3491 or email her at directored@indianrivered.com. Our community is prepared to make your business expansion or relocation plans easy and rewarding.


Business retention/expansion is a crucial component of our economic development program.  With that in mind, we are encouraging local firms to submit nominations for our annual Industry Apprecation Awards event.  Program details and applications for nomination are available on the Business Assistance page on this website.


The Chamber also offers an opportunity for local businesses to invest in our economic development efforts - the Economic Leadership Alliance program.  Click here for details on becoming more involved and for a list of current investors.