Start your Business
Margate is a subtropical City, an urban laboratory for education and business that is well-positioned within the global economic and tourism markets of the South Florida region, leveraging our international and regional airports, port and rail connections. The City of Margate understands the commitment and significant undertaking involved in starting a new business. Many challenges from funding, to finding the right location for your type of business, to the City’s permitting process for expanding or upgrading a commercial property can take a great deal of research and coordination. The resources in this guide will help you navigate the steps necessary to start a business in our community.
The City of Margate sits centrally within the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach tri-county area. This is Florida’s most populous region with a combined population of 5.6 million people that offers endless opportunities for new businesses. Major transportation routes from Margate include: Florida's Turnpike, Sawgrass Expressway, and I-95 – which link quickly to Port Everglades, Port of Miami, Port of Palm Beaches, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Miami International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport.
Margate’s Economic Development Department is tasked with identifying, cultivating and attracting targeted and emerging industries. The Economic Development Department, partners with many organizations to help businesses get information and resources to help them succeed. If you are interested in opening or expanding your business, please contact us.
To learn more about our programs and services, please visit the City website at www.margatefl.com or contact the Economic Development Department at (954) 884-3687. We are Open for Business!
Need Help? Contact Us!
Staff within the Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development
can provide guidance and additional services to assist your business.
- Business Connections & Networking
- Market Research & Data
- Confidential Site Selection
For Additional Information Contact:
Office of Development Services Department Margate Community Redevelopment Agency
Paul Robinson Diana Scarpetta
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- Margate Demographics
- Town Shoppes of Margate
- Coral Landings
- Peppertree Plaza
- Penn Dutch Plaza
- Lakewood Shopping Center
- Palm Lakes Plaza
- Crossroads Plaza
- Village Plaza
- Cocogate Plaza
- Margate Shopping Center
- Chevy Chase