Fort Pierce is one of the oldest communities on the east coast of Florida. Incorporated in 1901, the city grew from 200 to over 44,000 residents and encompasses over 20 square miles.
“Fort Pierce is a diverse community embracing both the richness of its heritage and the promise of the future in St. Lucie County. Its downtown, within sight of the timeless waters of the Indian River Lagoon, affords residents and visitors contemporary shopping, dining and a range of entertainment and activities. Modern educational and research facilities, like top-ranked Indian River State College, the $6 million Smithsonian Institution Research Center, the Manatee Observation and Education Center and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, live in harmony with the completely renovated 1925 City Hall and the current restoration of the historic, 1,200 seat Sunrise Theatre, which will serve as a regional performing arts center.” Source: City of Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce serves as transportation hub for much of Florida’s southeastern coast which includes a major intersection of the Florida Turnpike and I-95, rail lines, seaport, and airport; as such, it has become a key distribution point for the region and the state. Also located in Fort Pierce are a Foreign Trade Zone, an Enterprise Zone and Brownfield sites, which offer business special tax savings and incentives.