Port Everglades is now widening and deepening the port to allow larger ships. Port Everglades is among the nation’s leading ports, exceeding one million TEUs (the industry’s standard measurement for containers) during Fiscal Year 2021, and is anticipated to set a port record for Fiscal Year 2022. About 15% of all U.S.-Latin American trade moves through Port Everglades, which is the number one refrigerated cargo port in Florida. The port’s shippers serve over 150 ports in 70 countries worldwide. This makes Sumter County an ideal location for manufacturing and distribution. Sumter County round trip is about one workday away, making receiving and distributing products ideal. Sumter County is also located at the intersection of I-75, Florida Turnpike, US Hwy 301, SR 44, SR 48, and SR 5o, making distribution north or distribution to one of the five ports in a four-hour drive simple. Contact Sumter County Economic Development if you want to learn more.