Port Everglades has an obligation not only to meet the needs of its maritime customers and visitors, but also to give back to the local community.
And it does give back. Port Everglades is one of South Florida's strongest economic engines. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $14 billion annually. More than 143,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 10,000 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.
The Port makes protecting the environment a priority and takes a proactive approach to protect the environment through various best practice programs. To promote environmental awareness, Port Everglades built an Environmental Education Facility at the John U. Lloyd Beach State Park complete with audio-video capabilities and supervised by park personnel. This 1,100-square-foot facility features a 700-ft. boardwalk to observe marine wildlife in the area as well as meeting space for various environmental groups and where a variety of classes and lectures are held throughout the year for school groups and interested members of the community.
Port Everglades also strives to be an active member of the local community and provides numerous outreach opportunities. The Port holds a number of special events throughout the year such as Fleet Week, welcoming sailors from a variety of Naval vessels, and offers group tours of Port facilities. In addition, the Port's administrators are available to address business groups and community organizations through the Port's Speakers Bureau.
For more information about what Port Everglades is doing to reach out to the community, please call 954-468-3527 and ask for Corporate & Community Relations.