Small freight businesses, especially those who have not been in existence for extremely long, will frequently discover it hard to secure a loan. Banks are typically reluctant to provide cash to companies that do not have a lot of earnings and properties. They also want proof of the viability of a company and thus need that the majority of operations, especially little ones, been around for a particular quantity of time prior to they are prepared to hand over any cash. Due to the fact that of this, a medium-size business typically has few money producing alternatives when needs arise. One option readily available, however commonly neglected, is factoring. This is an outstanding method for a small business to get money.
My Company has 9 New Products - Imagine - Select A Factoring Company Instead Of A Traditional Bank Funding
Exactly how to Enhance Cash Flow Without Borrowing -Cash Money flow is one of the main reasons businesses fail.
At one time or another, every company, even effective ones, have experienced bad money flow.
Cash flow does not have to be a problem any ever more. Do not be deceived -- banks are not the only locations you can get financing. Other solutions are available and you do not have to borrow money. What is trucking factoring ? One solution is called trucking factoring. Truck Factoring is the procedure of selling invoices to a financier instead of waiting to collect the cash from the
client. Oh, the Irony- Trucking factoring has a paradoxical difference:
It is the financial
foundation of many of America's most successful companies. Why is this paradoxical ? Because trucking factoring is not taught in business colleges, is seldom mentioned in business plans and is relatively unidentified to bulk of most of American business individuals.
Yet it is a monetary procedure that frees billions of dollars every year, enabling thousands of businesses to grow and prosper. Receivable Loan Funding has actually been around for thousands of years. Trucking Factoring Companies are financiers who pay money for the right to receive the future payments on your invoices. An unpaid receivable or invoice has value. It is a financial obligation your client has to pay in the near future. Factoring Principals--Although factoring
deals exclusively with business-to-business transactions, a large portion of the retail business uses a factoring principal. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express all utilize a form of factoring in their retail deals. Using the purest meaning of the word, these big customer finance business are truly simply big Invoice Factoring Businesses of consumer paper. Think about it: You purchase at Sears and charge
it to your MasterCard. The store makes money almost instantly, although you do not pay until you are prepared.
For this service, the charge card company charges XYZ Store a fee (typical common normal charges range from 2 to four percent of the sale). The Advantages Trucking Factoring can provide numerous advantages to cash-hungry companies. Instead of waiting 30, 60, 90 days or longer for payment on a product that has already been provided, a company can factor
(sell) its receivables for money at a small discount
off the amount of
the invoice. Payroll, advertising efforts, and working capital are simply a few of the company needs that can be met with instant money.
Factoring offers the ways for a manufacturer to renew stock and make more products to offer: There is no longer a requirement to wait for earlier sales to be paid. Receivable Loan Financing is not just a cash management tool for manufacturers: Almost any kind company can take advantage of Invoice Factoring. Generally, a company that extends credit
will have 10 to 20 percent
of its annual sales tied up in invoices at any given time. Think for a moment about how much is bound in 60 days' worth of invoices: You can not pay the power expense or today s payroll with a customer s invoice, however you can offer that invoice for the money to meet those obligations. Using trucking factoring companies is a quick and simple procedure. The factor purchases the invoice at a price cut, typically a few portion
points less than the face value of the invoice.
Jacksonville is the largest city in the State of Florida by population and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. It is the county seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits; with an estimated population in 2013 of 842,583, it is the most populous city proper in Florida and the Southeast, and the 13th most populous in the United States. Jacksonville is the principal city in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with a population of 1,345,596 in 2010.Jacksonville is in the First Coast region of northeast Florida and is centered on the banks of the St. Johns River, about 25 miles (40 km) south of the Georgia state line and about 340 miles (550 km) north of Miami. The Jacksonville Beaches communities are along the adjacent Atlantic coast. The area was originally inhabited by the Timucua people, and in 1564 was the site of the French colony of Fort Caroline, one of the earliest European settlements in what is now the continental United States. Under British rule, settlement grew at the narrow point in the river where cattle crossed, known as Wacca Pilatka to the Seminole and Cow to the British. A platted town was established there in 1822, a year after the United States gained Florida from Spain; it was named after Andrew Jackson, the first military governor of the Florida Territory and seventh President of the United States.Harbor improvements since the late 19th century have made Jacksonville a major military and civilian deep-water port. Its riverine location facilitates two U.S. Navy bases and the Port of Jacksonville, Florida's third largest seaport. Significant factors in the local economy include services such as banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics. As with much of Florida, tourism is also important to the Jacksonville area, particularly tourism related to golf. In 2012, Jacksonville was listed as a ""sufficiency"" world city in the World Cities Study Group�s inventory, ranking alongside cities such as Abuja and Tulsa. People from Jacksonville may be called ""Jacksonvillians"" or ""Jaxsons"" (also spelled ""Jaxons"").Jacksonville's location on the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean proved providential in the growth of the city and its industry. Jacksonville has the largest deepwater port in the South (as well as the second-largest port on the U.S. East coast) and a leading port in the U.S. for automobile imports, as well as the leading transportation and distribution hub in the state. However, the strength of the city's economy lies in its broad diversification. While the area once had many thriving dairies such as Farm and Dairy, this aspect of the economy has declined over time. The area's economy is balanced among distribution, financial services, biomedical technology, consumer goods, information services, manufacturing, insurance and other industries.
Miami (/ma?'�mi/; Spanish pronunciation: [mai'ami] ) is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. The 42nd most populated city proper in the United States, with a population of 419,777, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States after Washington, D.C. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the eighth most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million.Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2012, Miami was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group�s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities. In 2008, magazine ranked Miami ""America's Cleanest City"", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the ""Capital of Latin America"", is the second largest U.S. city with a Spanish-speaking majority, and the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.Downtown Miami is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnology industries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the ""Cruise Capital of the World,"" has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.Miami is a major center of commerce, finance, and boasts a strong international business community. According to the ranking of world cities undertaken by the Cities Study Group & Network (GaWC) in 2010 and based on the level of presence of global corporate service organizations, Miami is considered a ""Alpha minus world city"". Miami has a Gross Metropolitan Product of $257 billion and is ranked 20th worldwide in P, and 11th in the United States.
Tampa /'t�mp?/ is a city in and the county seat of Hillsborough County, Florida, United States located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico. The city had a population of 346,037 in 2011.The current location of Tampa was once inhabited by indigenous peoples of the Safety Harbor culture, most notably the Tocobaga and the Pohoy, who lived along the shores of Tampa Bay. It was explored by Spanish explorers in the 16th century, resulting in brief and violent coicts with the native peoples and the introduction of European diseases, which wiped out the original native cultures over the next few decades. While Spain claimed Florida as part of New Spain, it did not found a colony in the Tampa area, and there were no permanent American or European settlements within today's city limits until after the United States had acquired Florida from Spain in 1819. In 1824, the United States Army established a frontier outpost called Fort Brooke at the mouth of the Hillsborough River, near the site of today's Tampa Convention Center. The first civilian residents were pioneers who settled near the fort for protection from the nearby Seminole population, and the small village was first incorporated as ""Tampa"" in 1849. The town grew slowly until the 1880s, when railroad links, the discovery of phosphate, and the arrival of the cigar industry jump-started its development, helping it to grow from a quiet village of less than 800 residents in 1880 to a bustling city of over 30,000 by the early 1900s.Today, Tampa is a part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The four-county area is composed of roughly 2.9 million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Miami, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas. The Tampa Bay Partnership and U.S. Census data showed an average annual growth of 2.47 percent, or a gain of approximately 97,000 residents per year. Between 2000 and 2006, the Greater Tampa Bay Market experienced a combined growth rate of 14.8 percent, growing from 3.4 million to 3.9 million and hitting the 4 million population mark on April 1, 2007. A 2012 estimate shows the Tampa Bay area population to have 4,310,524 people and a 2017 projection of 4,536,854 people.In 2008, Tampa was ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by . A 2004 survey by the NYU newspaper Washington Square News ranked Tampa as a top city for ""twenty-somethings."" Tampa also ranks as the fifth most popular American city, based on where people want to live, according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study. Tampa is now ranked as a ""Gamma+"" world city by Loughborough University. According to Loughborough, Tampa ranks alongside other world cities such as Phoenix, Charlotte, Rotterdam, and Santo Domingo. In recent years Tampa has seen a notable upsurge in high-market demand from consumers, signaling more wealth concentrated in the area. Tampa hosted the 2012 Republican National Convention and the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards in April 2014.Service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate all play a vital role in the area's economy. Hillsborough County alone has an estimated 740,000 employees, a figure which is projected to increase to 922,000 by 2015. Many corporations, such as large banks and telecommunications companies, maintain regional offices in Tampa.
St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. As of the 2013 census estimate, the population was 249,688, making St. Petersburg the 5th most populous city in the state of Florida and the largest city in Florida that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the county seat). St. Petersburg is the second largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, composed of roughly 2.8 million residents, making it the second largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the state. It is also a popular vacation destination for both American and foreign tourists.The city is often referred to by locals as St. Pete. Neighboring St. Pete Beach formally shortened its name in 1994 after a vote by its residents. St. Petersburg is governed by a mayor and city council.The city is located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is connected to mainland Florida to the north; with the city of Tampa to the east by causeways and bridges across Tampa Bay; and to Bradenton in the south by the Sunshine Skyway Bridge (Interstate 275), which traverses the mouth of the bay. It is also served by Interstates 175 and 375, which branch off I-275 into the southern and northern areas of downtown respectively. The Gandy Bridge, conceived by George Gandy and opened in 1924, was the first causeway to be built across Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg and Tampa cities without a circuitous 43-mile (69 km) trip around the bay through Oldsmar.With an average of some 361 days of sunshine each year, and a Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days), it is nicknamed ""The Sunshine City"". Due to its good weather and low cost of living, the city has long been a popular retirement destination, although in recent years the population has moved in a much more youthful direction. American Style magazine ranked St. Petersburg its top mid-size city in 2011, citing its ""vibrant"" arts scene. 1906 postcard of painting by W.L. Straub of St. PetersburgAccording to the City's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers in the city are:
Orlando /?r'l�ndo?/ is a major city in the U.S. state of Florida. Located in Central Florida, it is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Orlando metropolitan area. The Orlando metropolitan area has a population of 2,134,411, making it the 26th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third largest metropolitan area in the state of Florida. According to the 2010 census, Orlando has a city-proper population of 238,300 making it the 77th largest city in the United States; this is mostly attributed to the fact that the majority of area residents live in surrounding suburbs outside of city limits. Orlando is the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state's largest inland city.Orlando is nicknamed ""The City Beautiful"" and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as ""The Theme Park Capital of the World"" and its tourist attractions draw more than 57 million tourists a year, including 4.1 million international guests. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world. Buddy Dyer is Orlando's mayor.As the most visited American city in 2009, Orlando's famous attractions form the backbone of its tourism industry: Walt , located approximately 21 miles (34 km) southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, opened by the Walt Company in 1971; the Universal Orlando Resort, which consists of the two parks of Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure; City Walk; SeaWorld; Gatorland; and Wet 'n Wild Water Park. With the exception of Walt World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city is also one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions.Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando grew rapidly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the second-largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2012[update]. In 2010, Orlando was listed as a ""Gamma-"" level of world-city in the World Cities Study Group�s inventory. Orlando ranks as the fourth most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center. The metro area has a $13.4 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people ; and is a nationally recognized cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.
Hialeah (pronounced/?ha??'li??/) is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, Hialeah has a population of 224,669. Hialeah is the sixth-largest city in the state, and is a major municipality within Greater Miami.Hialeah has the highest percentage of Cuban and Cuban American residents of any city in the United States, at 74% of the population, making them a distinctive and prominent feature of the city's culture.Hialeah also has one of the largest Spanish-speaking communities in the country. In 2000, 92% of residents reported speaking Spanish at home, and the language is an important part of daily life in the city. This has attracted many companies to Hialeah, such as , the second largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, which is headquartered in the city.Hialeah is served by the Miami Metrorail at Okeechobee, Hialeah, and Tri-Rail/Metrorail Transfer stations. The Okeechobee and Hialeah stations serve primarily as park-and-ride commuter stations to commuters and residents going into Downtown Miami, and Tri-Rail station to Miami International Airport and north to West Palm Beach.The City of Hialeah is a significant commercial center in Miami-Dade County. The city is host to national retailers such as The Depot as well as homegrown business such as Navarro and Sedano's.
Tallahassee /?t�l?'h�si/ is the capital of the State of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County, and is the 125th largest city in the United States. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 181,376, and the Tallahassee metropolitan area is 375,371 as of 2012.Tallahassee is a college town with two public universities: Florida State University, a large very high research university, and Florida A&M University, the country's largest historically black university by total enrollment. It is home to Tallahassee Community College, which serves mainly as a feeder school to both Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Tallahassee is also home to branches of several other educational institutions.Tallahassee is a center for trade and agriculture in the Florida Panhandle and is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport. As the state capital, the city is home to a number of law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar and the Florida Chamber of Commerce. It is also a recognized regional center for scientific research, and home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.Companies based in Tallahassee include: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, the Municipal Code Corporation, the State Board of Administration of Florida (SBA), and United Solutions Company.
Fort Lauderdale /?f??rt 'l??d?rde?l/ is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521. It is a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.The city is a popular tourist destination, with an average year-round temperature of 75.F , and 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. Greater Fort Lauderdale which takes in all of Broward County hosted 12 million visitors in 2012, including 2.8 million international visitors. The city and county in 2012 collected $43.9 million from the 5% bed tax it charges, after hotels in the area recorded an occupancy rate for the year of 72.7 percent and an average daily rate of $114.48. The district has 561 hotels and motels comprising nearly 35,000 rooms. Forty six cruise ships sailed from Port Everglades in 2012. Greater Fort Lauderdale has over 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums, 132 nightclubs, 278 parkland campsites, and 100 marinas housing 45,000 resident yachts.Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale (~1782-1838), younger brother of Lieutenant Colonel James Lauderdale. William Lauderdale was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the coict. Three forts named ""Fort Lauderdale"" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.Fort Lauderdale's economy is heavily reliant on tourism. From the 1940s through the 1980s, the city was known as a spring break destination for college students. However, the college crowd has since dwindled, with the city now attracting wealthier tourists. Cruise ships and nautical recreation provide the basis for much of the revenue raised by tourism. There is a convention center located west of the beach and southeast of downtown, with 600,000 square feet (55,742 m2) of space, including a 200,000-square-foot (18,581 m2) main exhibit hall. Approximately 30% of the city's 10 million annual visitors attend conventions at the center.
Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The population of Port St. Lucie was 164,603 at the 2010 census due to its rapid growth during the 2000s. In 2013 the State of Florida estimated the City's population at 171,016. Port St. Lucie forms part of a metropolitan area called the Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area that in 2013 was estimated to have 438,095 residents.
Pembroke Pines is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city had a population of 154,750 at the 2010 census, making it the second most populous city in Broward County and the 11th most populous in Florida. Its official motto is ""Join Us - Progress With Us.""
Cape Coral /'k?r?l/ is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-platted community, the city grew to a population of 154,305 by the year 2010. With an area of 120 square miles (310 km2), Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. It is a principal city in the Cape Coral � Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population estimate for the statistical area was 645,899 for 2009. The city is known as a ""Waterfront Wonderland"", since with over 400 mi (640 km) of navigable waterways, Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any other city in the world.The economy in Cape Coral is based on local government services, health care, retail and real estate/construction. The City's Economic Development Office promotes and incentivizes business relocation to Cape Coral. In 2009 the City's top five employers were the Lee County School District, Cape Coral City Hall, Publix Supermarkets, Cape Coral Hospital and Walmart.
Hollywood is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 140,768. Founded in 1925, the city grew rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, and is now the twelfth largest city in Florida. Hollywood is a principal city of the South Florida Metropolitan Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.Prior to their dissolutions, Commodore Cruise Line and its subsidiary Crown Cruise Line had their headquarters in Hollywood.
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population of Gainesville in the 2010 United States Census was 124,354. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida.Gainesville is home to the University of Florida, the nation's eighth largest university campus by enrollment, as well as to Santa Fe College. The Gainesville MSA was ranked as the #1 place to live in North America in the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked and Rated. Also in 2007, Gainesville was ranked as one of the ""best places to live and play"" in the United States by National Geographic Adventure. Gainesville was ranked as the ""5th meanest city"" in the United States by the National Coalition for the Homeless twice, first in 2004 for its criminalization of homelessness and then in 2009 for its ordinance restricting soup kitchens to 130 meals a day.[note 1]Numerous guides such as the 2004 book Cities Ranked and Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada have mentioned Gainesville's low cost of living. The restaurants near the University of Florida also tend to be inexpensive. The property taxes are high to offset the cost of the university, as the university's land is tax-exempt. However, the median home cost remains slightly below the national average, and Gainesville residents, like all Floridians, do not pay state income taxes.
Miramar is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city was named after the Miramar district of Havana, Cuba. As of the 2010 census, the population was 122,041. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.The city's official motto is ""Beauty and Progress"", updated from the earlier ""The Center of Everything"". Airlines is headquartered in Miramar. The airline moved to Miramar from Eastpointe, Michigan in November 1999.
Coral Springs, officially the City of Coral Springs, is a city in Broward County, Florida, approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fort Lauderdale. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 121,096. The city is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people in 2010.The city, officially chartered on July 10, 1963, was master-planned and primarily developed by WCI Communities, then known as Coral Ridge Properties, a division of Westinghouse. The city's name is derived from the company's name, and was selected after several earlier proposals had been considered and rejected. Despite the name, there are no springs in the city; Florida's springs are found in the central and northern portions of the state.During the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s the young city grew rapidly, adding over 35,000 residents each decade. Coral Springs has notably strict building codes, which are designed to maintain the city's distinctive aesthetic appeal. The city government's effective fiscal management has maintained high bond ratings, and the city has won accolades for its overall livability, its low crime rate, and its family-friendly orientation.Of residents aged 16 years and over, 72.6% were in the labor force, 95% were employed and 5% unemployed. 39.5% of the population worked in management, professional, and related occupations; 32.9% in sales and office occupations; 12.8% in service occupations; 7.6% in construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations; 7% in production, transportation, and material moving occupations; and 0.1% in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The industries for which Coral Springs inhabitants worked were 17.6% educational, health and social services; 16.1% retail trade; 12.9% professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services; 10.1% finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing; 8.2% arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services; 7.0% manufacturing; 6.6% construction; 5.0% wholesale trade; 4% transportation, warehousing, and utilities;, 4.9% other services (except public administration); 3.7% information; 3.6% public administration; and 0.2% agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining. 85.2% of workers worked in the private sector, 9.6% in government, 5% self-employed in unincorporated businesses, and 0.3% as unpaid family workers. The predominant method of commuting was driving alone in own car, accounting for 81.5% of commuting trips, followed by 11.2% who were carpoolers and 7.4% who used other methods or worked from home.
Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States, nearly due west of Tampa and northwest of St. Petersburg. To the west of Clearwater lies the Gulf of Mexico and to the east lies Tampa Bay. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 107,685. It is the county seat of Pinellas County. Clearwater is the smallest of the three principal cities in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area, most commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay Area. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Clearwater holds the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, with 361 days.The city is an active center for Scientologists. Cleveland Street is one of the city's historic avenues and the city includes Bright House Field and Coachman Park. The city is separated by the Intracoastal Waterway from Clearwater Beach."
Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a series of natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter of which separates the Beach from Miami city proper. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, along with downtown Miami and the port, collectively form the commercial center of South Florida. As of the 2010 census, Miami Beach had a total population of 87,779. It has been one of America's pre-eminent beach resorts since the early 20th century.In 1979, Miami Beach's Art Deco Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Art Deco District is the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the world and comprises hundreds of hotels, apartments and other structures erected between 1923 and 1943. Mediterranean, Streamline Moderne and Art Deco are all represented in the District. The Historic District is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East, Lenox Court on the West, 6th Street on the South and Dade Boulevard along the Collins Canal to the North. The movement to preserve the Art Deco District's architectural heritage was led by former interior designer Barbara Capitman, who now has a street in the District named in her honor.
Deltona is the most populous city in Volusia County, Florida, lying on the northern shore of Lake Monroe along the St. Johns River. Located approximately halfway between Orlando and Daytona Beach, the city was home to 85,182 people, as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The city is a part of the Orlando�Deltona�Daytona Beach Combined Statistical Area, which was home to 2,818,120 people in 2010.The city, originally established as Deltona Lakes, was founded in 1962 as a retirement community. It was master-planned and developed by the General Development Corporation and the Mackle Brothers. The rapid development of housing units since its opening in 1962 led to a major population boom, eventually surpassing Daytona Beach as the largest municipality in Volusia County by 2000. This rapid development has resulted into an almost entirely residential cityscape. Consequently, the city primarily functions as a bedroom community, and depends on surrounding communities for employment, shopping and entertainment.
Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 84,955. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,546,635 people at the 2010 census.The city's name comes from the prior owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company. The official motto of Plantation is ""The Grass is Greener."" Plantation suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005.Plantation City Hall was the backdrop for part of the film, There's Something About Mary. Mary's childhood home was filmed a few miles from City Hall. Plantation Golf Course, recently reopened, was the site of the famous Caddyshack pool scene., along with the University of Phoenix, located on North Pine Island Road. The Esperanto language institute headquarters are located in Plantation. Avianca operates a Fort Lauderdale-area sales office at 262 South University Drive in Plantation. Goodwin Biotechnology is headquartered in Plantation.
Sunrise is a city in east-central Broward County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. It was incorporated in 1961 by Norman Johnson � a developer whose World Famous ide-Down House attracted buyers to what was then a remote area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 84,439.Sunrise�s strong tax base includes Sawgrass Mills, Sawgrass International Corporate Park, and other commercial development. Quality job creation through corporate attraction has long been a priority in the City.
Boca Raton /'bo?k? r?'to?n/ is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, incorporated in May 1925. In the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 84,392; the 2013 population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 89,407. However, the majority of people with a Boca Raton postal address�about 200,000�do not actually reside within Boca Raton's municipal boundaries. As a business center, the city's daytime population increases significantly.In terms of both population and land area, Boca Raton is the largest city between West Palm Beach and Pompano Beach, Broward County. Boca Raton is located 44 miles north of Downtown Miami. (About a 40-60 minute drive), a supplier of office products and services, has its global headquarters on a 28-acre campus in the city. The Group, a company that operates prisons, also has its headquarters in Boca Raton based out of One Park Place. retailers Vitacost plus BMI Gaming are also based in Boca Raton. The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, anchored by healthcare software company Modernizing Medicine, supports an environment where companies engaged in the research and development of new and innovative products can thrive. The Research Park is home to high-tech, high-wage companies and support organizations as well as the Technology Business Incubator and the New World Angels (a structured angel investor group) and the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (a clearing house for Florida�s technology transfer offices) and other publicly funded research institutes.
Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, USA, and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. Centrally located, it is the crossroads of the county. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 77,648, up from 69,371 at the 2000 census.Largo was first incorporated in 1905. In 1913, it became the first municipality in Pinellas County to adopt a council-manager government. It switched back and forth from ""town"" to ""city"" a few times, and became a city again in 1974. It was an exporter of agricultural products until the 1960s when the iux of people began to transform it into a bedroom community. From 1905 to 2010, Largo grew in area from 9/16ths of a square mile to about 19 square miles (48 km2), and in population from about 300 people to more than 70,000. Largo began as a rural farming community and became the third largest city in Florida's most densely populated county.Largo is a sister city to Tosayamada, Kochi, Japan. In 2007, Largo had been named a National Arbor Day Tree City for the seventeenth year in a row.The decline of agriculture with the iux of new residents beginning in the 1960s largely transformed Largo into a bedroom community. Electronics, though important, could not fill the gap left by agriculture. Other light manufacturers fill various niches. The vast majority of jobs in Largo are in services and in retail sales.
Melbourne /'m?lb?rn/ is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 76,068. The municipal area is the second largest by size and by population in the county. Melbourne is a principal city of the Palm Bay � Melbourne � Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1969 the city was expanded by merging with nearby Eau Gallie.Melbourne International Airport is located near the center of the city. Melbourne contains defense and technology companies with a high concentration of high-tech workers. The following corporations have operations in Melbourne:
Palm Coast is a city in Flagler County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,180, reflecting a drastic increase of 42,448 from the 32,832 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 19,445 from the 14,287 counted in the 1990 census, making it the most populous city or town in Flagler County. Palm Coast is the principal city of the Palm Coast, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, designated in 2007.As of 2012, industrial parks within the town house more than 30 mid-size businesses with the largest one, the ""Palm Coast Data"" company, employing close to 1,000 people. Flagler County has had one of the highest rates of population growth in the United States since 1990, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census. However, the area was hit extremely hard by the housing bust�s recession. In December 2009, it had the worst unemployment rate of the state of Florida�s largest metropolitan areas, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate was 16.9 percent.
Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, USA. The city is named for the numerous deer that once roamed the area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 75,018. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Boynton Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 68,217 at the 2010 census. In 2006, the city had a population of 66,714 according to the University of Florida, Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Boynton Beach is a principal city of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2006 estimated population of 5,463,857.
Lauderhill, officially the City of Lauderhill, is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 66,887. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Weston is a suburban community in Broward County, Florida, United States. Established as a city in 1996, much of the community was developed by Arvida/JMB Realty and is located near the western developmental boundary of Broward County. It is the most western city in Broward County, and its entire west side is next to the Everglades. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 65,333. Weston is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. The city is nicknamed Westonzuela by many, due to the city's large and affluent Venezuelan community.An 8,000-year-old paleo-Indian and Tequesta Indian burial mound is located in the city.In 2010, magazine ranked Weston 19th in America in the ""Biggest Earners"" category, with a median family income of $119,689. In 2006, it was ranked as the city with the largest job growth in Florida and 18th largest in the nation. BusinessWeek ranked Weston as one of the ""best affordable suburbs"" in the United States in November 2006.Weston consistently ranks high annually in CNN magazine's ""Biggest Earners"" category. In 2008, magazine ranked Weston as the 73rd best place to live in America, making it the best place to live in the state of Florida. In 2012, Weston moved up eleven slots to the 62nd best place to live in America, once again topping the list in the state of Florida.Companies based in Weston include Software.
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The winter homes of Thomas Edison (Seminole Lodge) and Henry Ford (The Mangoes) are a primary tourist attraction in the region. The city is named after Colonel Abraham Myers. The graphic statistical area is serviced by Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), located southeast of the city.
Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city lies about 51 miles (82.1 km) northeast of Orlando, 86 miles (138.4 km) southeast of Jacksonville, and 242 miles (389.5 km) northwest of Miami. In the 2010 U.S. Census, it had a population of 61,005. It is a principal city of the Deltona�Daytona Beach�Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 494,593 people in 2010. Daytona Beach is also a principal city of the Fun Coast region of Florida.The city is historically known for its beach where the hard-packed sand allows motorized vehicles to drive on the beach in restricted areas. This hard-packed sand made Daytona Beach a mecca for motorsports, and the old Daytona Beach Road Course hosted races for over 50 years. This was replaced in 1959 by the Daytona International Speedway. The city is also the headquarters for NASCAR and the Grand American Road Racing Association.Daytona Beach hosts large gro of out-of-towners that descend upon the city for various events, notably Speedweeks in early February when over 200,000 NASCAR fans come to attend the season-opening Daytona 500. Other events include the NASCAR Coke Zero 400 race in July, Bike Week in early March, Biketoberfest in late October, and the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona endurance race in January.A major part of the Daytona Beach area economy is involved in the tourist industry. Over 8 million visitors came to the Daytona Beach area in 2004.
Delray Beach is a coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 60,522. It is part of the Miami metropolitan area.The area offers restaurants, retail, nightclubs, and art galleries. There are a number of free municipal parking lots and garages.
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. state of Florida, nestled between Biscayne National Park to the east and Everglades National Park to the west. Homestead is primarily a Miami suburb and a major agricultural area.Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami. It is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Miami, and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Key Largo. The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built. The rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, and as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to ""Homestead Country"", shortened to ""Homestead"" by the engineers who mapped the area. The population was 60,512 at the 2010 census.The city of Homestead is located near the southern terminus of the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike where it ends at its junction with U.S. 1. Homestead is immediately north and east of Florida City, and these two cities comprise the greater Homestead-Florida City area. Some of the notable unincorporated communities in the area are Redland, Leisure City, Naranja, and Princeton.
Tamarac is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 60,427. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people according to the 2010 census.
Kissimmee (/k?'s?mi?/ k?-SIM-ee) is a city in Osceola County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 59,682. It is the county seat of Osceola County. Kissimmee is a Principal City of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2010 population of 2,134,411.According to Kissimmee's 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay and hosts the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University, and the North Miami campus of Johnson & Wales University. Originally the town of ""Arch Creek"", the area was incorporated as the ""Town of Miami Shores"", which was renamed the ""Town of North Miami"" in 1931. It was reincorporated as a city in 1953.The city is also home to the Oleta River State Park, which is the state's largest urban park.As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 58,786. With almost 60,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County.Yogen Fr�z has its United States East Coast offices in North Miami.
North Port is a city in southern Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 57,357 at the 2010 census. It is part of the North Port�Bradenton�Sarasota Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was originally developed by General Development Corporation as the northern or Sarasota County part of its Port Charlotte development. GDC dubbed it North Port Charlotte, and it was incorporated under that name through a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1959. By referendum in 1974 the city's residents approved a change to simply North Port to proclaim its separate identity.
Wellington is a village in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. As of 2006, the village had a population of 55,584 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the most populous village in the state. Wellington is part of the South Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.BE Aerospace has its corporate headquarters in Wellington.
Port Orange is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city's estimated population was 57,203 in 2013. The city is part of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area; the metropolitan area's population in 2010 was 494,593. Port Orange is a principal city in the Fun Coast region of the state of Florida.Port Orange was settled by John Milton Hawks who brought freed blacks to work at his sawmill after the U.S. Civil War. Esther Hawks established an integrated school in the area. The colony struggled soon after its creation and most colonists left. The area that became known as Freemanville is a legacy of the settlers that held on in the area.Recent studies show the workforce to be educated, productive and competitive, with 10 percent under-employed. Seven colleges and universities and the Advanced Technology Center support business needs with career advancement, workforce development and research.
Jupiter is a town located in Palm Beach County, Florida. According to the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 55,156. It is one of the northernmost suburbs of the Miami metropolitan area.Jupiter was rated as the 9th Happiest Seaside Town in America by Coastal Living in 2012.
Sanford is a port city in the central region of the State of Florida. It is the county seat of Seminole County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 53,570. It is a principal city of the Orlando�Kissimmee�Sanford, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 2,134,411 people as of the 2010 census.Known as the ""Historic Waterfront Gateway City,"" Sanford sits on the southern shore of Lake Monroe at the head of navigation on the St. Johns River. Native Americans first settled in the area thousands of years before the city was formed. The Seminoles would arrive in the area in the 18th century. During the Second Seminole War in 1836, the United States Army established Camp Monroe and built a road that is currently known as Mellonville Avenue. The city sits approximately 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Orlando.Sanford is home to Seminole State College of Florida and the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Its downtown attracts tourists with shops, restaurants, a marina, and a lakefront walking trail. The Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is in the heart of the town and headquarters the Aerosim Flight Academy (formerly the Delta Connection Academy), functions as the secondary commercial airport for international and domestic carriers in the Orlando metropolitan area.
Ocala (/o?'k�l?/, oh-KA-l?) is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. As of the 2013 census, its population, estimated by the United States Census Bureau, was 57,468, making it the 45th most populated city in Florida.It is the county seat of Marion County and the principal city of the Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated 2013 population of 337,362.The median income for a household in the city was $30,888, and the median income for a family was $38,190. Males had a median income of $29,739 versus $24,367 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,021. About 13.2% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
Margate is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 53,284. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 5,564,635 people.It was founded in the 1950s when much of it was still either part of the Everglades or farmland. It then became a town in 1955, when land development became prominent due to an iux of people moving to Margate. Soon after, in 1961, it was officially incorporated as a city. The name of the city itself is a portmanteau of the first three letters of the founder's last name, John Marqusee, and the first four letters of gateway, since it was considered a ""gateway"" to western Broward County. The city also has a waterpark called Calypso Cove, and three golf courses, with one of them also tennis court as well: The Eagle Lakes Golf Course, the Carolina Golf Club, and the Oriole Golf and Tennis Club.
Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. It had a population of 55,001 in 2012. It is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city seceded from Pompano Beach in the 1960s. It is nicknamed Butterfly Capital of the World, because it is home to the world's largest butterfly aviary, Butterfly World, with over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies.According to the City's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers in the city are:
Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. The area is renowned for its cultural and environmental amenities, beaches, resorts, connections to the Ringling family, and the Sarasota School of Architecture. The city is south of the Tampa Bay Area and north of Fort Myers. Its current official limits include Sarasota Bay and several barrier islands between the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013 Sarasota had a population of 53,326. In 1986 it became designated as a certified local government. Sarasota is a principal city of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the seat of Sarasota County.It is among the communities included in a two-county federally mandated Metropolitan Planning Organization that includes all of Sarasota and Manatee counties  and the chairs of the three elements of that organization belong to the eight-county regional planning organization for western central Florida.The islands separating Sarasota Bay from the gulf near the city, known as keys, include Lido Key and Siesta Key, which are famous worldwide for the quality of their sandy beaches. The keys that are included in the boundary of Sarasota are Lido Key, St. Armands Key, Otter Key, Coon Key, Bird Key, and portions of Siesta Key. Previously, Siesta Key was named Sarasota Key. At one time, it and all of Longboat Key were considered part of Sarasota and confusing contemporaneous references may be found discussing them.Longboat Key is the largest key separating the bay from the gulf, but it is now evenly divided by the new county line of 1921. The portion of the key that parallels the Sarasota city boundary that extends to that new county line along the bay front of the mainland was removed from the city boundaries at the request of John Ringling in the mid-1920s, who sought to avoid city taxation of his planned developments at the southern tip of the key. Although they never were completed in the quickly faltering economy, those development concessions granted by the city never were reversed and the county has retained regulation of those lands ever since.The city limits had expanded significantly with the real estate rush of the early twentieth century, reaching almost 70 square miles. The wild speculation boom began to crash in 1926 and following that, the city limits began to contract, shrinking to less than a quarter of that area., APAC Customer Services, The Zenith and Capgemini.
Pensacola (IPA: /?p?ns?'ko?l?/) is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and the county seat of Escambia County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 51,923. Pensacola is the principal city of the Pensacola metropolitan area, which had an estimated 461,227 residents in 2012.Pensacola is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which is protected by the barrier island of Santa Rosa and connects to the Gulf of Mexico. A large United States Naval Air Station, the first in the United States, is located southwest of Pensacola (near Warrington); it is the base of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum. The main campus of the University of West Florida is situated north of the city center.The area was originally inhabited by Muskogean peoples; the Pensacola people lived there at the time of European contact and Creek people frequently visited and traded from present-day southern Alabama. Spanish explorer Trist�n de Luna founded a short-lived settlement in 1559. In 1698 the Spanish established a presidio in the area, from which the modern city gradually developed. The area changed hands several times as European powers competed in North America. During Florida's British rule (1763�1789), fortifications were strengthened.It is nicknamed ""The City of Five Flags,"" due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. Other nicknames include ""World's Whitest Beaches"" (due to the white sand of Florida panhandle beaches), ""Cradle of Naval Aviation"", ""Western Gate to the Sunshine State"", ""America's First Settlement"", ""Emerald Coast"", ""Redneck Riviera"", ""Red Snapper Capital of the World"", and ""P-Cola"".The median income for a household in the city was $34,779, and the median income for a family was $42,868. Males had a median income of $32,258 versus $23,582 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,556 in 2011. About 12.7% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, i"
Fort Pierce is a city in and the county seat of St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. It is also known as the Sunrise City, sister to San Francisco, California, the Sunset City. The population was 41,590 at the 2010 census. As of 2012, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 42,645. It is named after the army installation of Fort Pierce built in the area in 1838 during the Second Seminole War.Fort Pierce was awarded the 2005 City of Excellence Award by the Florida League of Cities for overall excellence in city government and in 2011, Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc. received the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in downtown.During the city's centennial celebration, a time capsule was installed in the lobby of the city hall. This time capsule has an attractive sculpture atop of it.
Apopka is a city in Orange County, Florida. The city's population was 41,542 at the 2010 census, up from 26,969 at the 2000 U.S. Census. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San Metropolitan Statistical Area. Apopka is a Native American word for ""Potato eating place"". Apopka is often referred to as the ""Indoor Foliage Capital of the World"".
North Miami Beach (commonly referred to as NMB) is a Miami suburban city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. Originally named Ful in 1926 after Captain William H. Ful of the United States Coast Guard, the city was incorporated in 1927 as Ful, but was renamed North Miami Beach in 1931. The population was 41,523 at the 2010 census.
Altamonte Springs is a suburban city in Seminole County in the State of Florida, which had a population of 41,496 at the 2010 census. Located in Seminole County, the city is in the northern suburbs of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San Metropolitan Statistical Area, which the United States Census Bureau estimated had a population of 2,054,574 in 2008.Dr. Washington Kilmer of Cincinnati was the first to settle into the area around 1870 and named the area Altamont (minus the ""e"" from the present spelling). In 1882, the Altamonte Land, Hotel and Navigation Company gave the area its present name: Altamonte Springs. The company developed the core of the community along Altamonte Ave (today's SR 436) between Maitland Ave. and Longwood Ave. (today Ronald Reagan Blvd). On November 11, 1920, the residents of Altamonte Springs voted 38 to 7 in favor or incorporation. The name Altamonte is Spanish meaning ""high hill"".
Oakland Park, officially the City of Oakland Park, is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 41,363, mainly due to annexation of North Andrews Gardens and Twin Lakes South. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.The movie theater chain Muvico has its headquarters in Oakland Park.
North Lauderdale is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 41,023. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Cutler Bay is an incorporated town in Miami-Dade County, Florida from SW 184th Street (Eureka Dr) east of US 1 to the coast, and north of Black Point Marina, The town includes areas formerly known as Cutler Ridge. The area is considered part of the suburban Homestead, Florida region.In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew made landfall near the area and caused much destruction.In January 2006, Cutler Bay elected former Florida state legislator John F. Cosgrove as its first mayor. Mayor Cosgrove died on April 19, 2006, while vacationing in Zimbabwe. Vice Mayor Paul Vrooman assumed the position of Mayor. In November 2010, Edward P. MacDougall was elected mayor from Vice Mayor. Prior to incorporation Edward MacDougall chaired the municipal charter committee which set the Town's charter. Currently over 40,000 residents call Cutler Bay home. Cutler Bay is governed by a five-member Town Council and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. Elected in November of 2014, the current office of Mayor is the held by former Senior Council member, the honorable, Ms. Peggy Bell.
Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The population was 38,137 at the 2010 census. Ormond Beach is the northern neighbor of Daytona Beach and is home to Tomoka State Park.Ormond Beach is an active commercial and residential market in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach MSA. Manufacturers enjoy a healthy business climate and engage in global marketing.
Greenacres is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 27,569 at the 2000 census. In 2004, the estimated population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 32,019. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 37,573.
Hallandale Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named after Luther Halland, a worker for Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railroad. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,113.The city is known as the home of Gulfstream Park (racing and casino) and Mardi Gras Casino greyhound racing track, which hosts the World Classic. It also has a sizable financial district, with offices for a number of banks and brokerage houses. Due to the large number of tourists who eventually retire in the city, Hallandale Beach has one of the fastest-growing populations in Broward County and in Metro Miami.
Oviedo is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 33,342, reflecting an increase of 7,026 (26.7%) from the 26,316 counted in the 2000 Census. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Panama City is a city and the county seat of Bay County, Florida, United States. Located along U.S. Route 98, it is the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. It is the more populated of two principal cities of the Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 36,484. When Panama City was incorporated in 1909, its original city limits were 15th Street (Hwy 98) on the north, Balboa Avenue on the west and Bay Avenue on the east.Major employers in the Bay County area include Gulf Power, Eastern Shipbuilding, Rock-Tenn (formerly Smurfit-Stone Container), and Arizona Chemical.
Aventura is a planned, suburban city located in northeastern Miami-Dade County, Florida. The city name is from the Spanish word for ""adventure"", and was named ""Aventura"" after one of the developers of the original group of condominiums in the area remarked to the others, ""What an adventure this is going to be."" The name predates the well known mall (Aventura Mall) built near the condominium developments. According to the U.S. Census estimates of 2010, the city had a population of 35,762.
Dunedin /d?'ni?d?n/ is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The name comes from D�n �ideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The population was 35,321 at the 2010 census.Dunedin is home to several beaches, including Dunedin Causeway, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island State Park, which is consistently rated among the best beaches in the world. Dunedin is one of the few open waterfront communities from Sarasota to Cedar Key where buildings do not completely obscure the view of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico beyond; a 1-mile (1.6 km) stretch of Edgewater Drive (also known as Alternate US 19) south of downtown offers views of St. Joseph Sound, Clearwater Beach, and Caladesi Island. Downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach are a 6-mile (10 km) drive south on Edgewater.The downtown business district is notable for its absence of large commercial signage, corporate franchise restaurants or chain retail stores. The Pinellas Trail, a 39-mile-long (63 km) bicycle and pedestrian trail that traverses all of Pinellas County, bisects downtown Dunedin. A large portion of the trail lies on the former roadbed of the Orange Belt Railway, the first railroad in Pinellas County, which arrived in 1888.Since 1977, Dunedin is the spring training home of the Jays, as well as the class-A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League. Dunedin is one of the smallest communities used by Major League spring training teams. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium is situated next to the Dunedin Public Library a few blocks south of downtown on Douglas Avenue, and is just two blocks east of Edgewater Drive. The stadium was built as a replacement to Grant Field, the Blue Jays' first spring training ball park. The library was founded in 1895 and is the oldest public library in Pinellas County.Until early 2005, Dunedin was the home of Nielsen Media Research's production operations. The city is home to Dunedin Brewery, Florida's oldest microbrewery.Dunedin previously hosted an office of Nielsen Media Research. In 2003 the company consolidated its employees in a new complex in Oldsmar, Florida, with workers from Dunedin and other areas in Pinellas County moving into the Oldsmar building.
St. Cloud is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. The population was 35,183 at the 2010 census. St. Cloud is closely associated with the adjacent city of Kissimmee and its proximity to Orlando area theme parks,St. Cloud is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lake Worth is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, which takes its name from the body of water along its eastern border, originally called ""Lake Worth,"" and now generally known as the Lake Worth Lagoon. The lake itself was named for General William J. Worth, who led U.S. forces during the last part of the Second Seminole War. As of 2010, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 34,910. The city is included in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach Metropolitan Area, which is home to approximately 5,563,857 people.
Plant City is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the United States, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. The population was 34,721 at the 2010 census.Many people believe it was named for the flora (especially vegetables and fruits, as well as tropical houseplants) grown at plant nurseries in its tropical Gulf Coast climate. However, it was actually named after prominent railroad developer Henry B. Plant (see Plant System).Plant City is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world and hosts the annual Florida Strawberry Festival in the late winter (usually in February or early March), which is attended by people from all over the United States as well as many people from around the world. Wishnatzki Farms, the largest strawberry producer in Florida, has a large presence in Plant City.
Winter Garden is a city located 14 miles (23 km) west of downtown Orlando in western Orange County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Winter Garden's population as of the 2010 census was 34,568.
Royal Palm Beach is a village in southeast Florida, located within Palm Beach County. The population was measured at 21,523 in the 2000 census. As of April 2008, the recorded population was 31,864. The village is located approximately fifteen miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.Royal Palm Beach is known for its many parks and general mission to protect green space, as evidenced by the recent acquisition of 190 acres (0.77 km2) to create a master central park and the development of 25 acres (100,000 m2) preserved into a passive bird watching and nature park. The village offers a variety of activities for the outdoor and sports enthusiast including soccer, basketball, tennis, Pop Warner youth football and cheer, senior activities, and year-round golf programs. The public schools within the Village consist of ""A""-rated elementary and middle schools and there are numerous private schools offering classes from pre-kindergarten through high school.
Motto: ""The Chain of Lakes City"" Downtown Winter Haven, Florida Kayaks at Lake Silver Fountain Walk in Downtown Winter Haven, Florida Winter Haven Winter Haven is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 33,874 at the 2010 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 estimates, the city had a population of 35,531, making it the second most populated city in Polk County. It is a principal city of the Lakeland-Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Winter Springs is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 33,282 at the 2010 census. According to the 2013 Census Bureau estimates, the city has a population of 33,871. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Ocoee is a city in Orange County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 35,579. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Lauderdale Lakes, officially the City of Lauderdale Lakes, is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 32,593. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 5,564,635 people.At one time Sports Authority had its headquarters in the city.
Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. which was incorporated September 29, 1922. Because of where its eastern boundary lies, it is also the easternmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. The population was 29,884 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population was estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau to be 32,522. Riviera Beach is predominantly an African American city and it is on the List of U.S. cities with African American majority populations. It is home to the Port of Palm Beach and a United States Coast Guard station, and has its own marina. Riviera Beach is also home to the Blue Heron Bridge, one of the country's top rated beach dive sites.
Dania Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 29,639. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census. Dania Beach is the location of one of the largest jai alai frontons in the United States, Dania Jai-Alai. It is also the location for an amusement center named Boomers! (formerly Grand Prix Race-O-Rama), was home to the Pirate's World amusement park and home to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum. has its headquarters in Dania Beach.
Miami Lakes is a suburb of Miami, an incorporated town and former census-designated place in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 22,676 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 22,688.
Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States, west of Orlando. The population was 30,201 as of 2013. The city is residential in character and its economy is centered in retail trade, lodging, and food and beverage establishments, which are tourism oriented. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San Metropolitan Statistical Area.The Florida Citrus Tower, one of the first constructed Florida landmarks, is located in Clermont. The tower celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2006.
Cooper City is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. The city's population was 28,547 at the 2010 census. Cooper City is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.In 2006, with the annexation of the Waldrep Dairy Farm, Cooper City started construction on the first major new home construction project within the past few decades. It was expected the addition of the 530-acre (2.1 km2) property would add upwards of 4,000 new residents through 2011.It has been rated as one of the top 10 towns for families by Family Circle magazine.
Winter Park is a suburban city in Orange County, Florida. The population was 27,852 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Orlando�Kissimmee�San, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is home to Rollins College, and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which houses the largest collection of Tiffany glass. Winter Park features open park space, residential neighborhoods, golf courses, and a street-side shopping district along Park Avenue.Winter Park was founded as a resort community by northern business magnates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its main street includes civic buildings, retail, art galleries, a private liberal arts college, museums, a park, a train station, a golf course country club, a historic cemetery, and a beach and boat launch.Adventist Health System and Bonnier Corporation are based in Winter Park.
DeLand is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Volusia County. The city sits approximately 34 miles (55 km) north of the central business district of Orlando, and approximately 23 miles (37 km) west of the central business district of Daytona Beach. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 27,031. It is a part of the Deltona�Daytona Beach�Ormond Beach, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 494,804 people as of the 2011 U.S. Census estimates.The city was founded in 1876, and was named for its founder, Henry Addison DeLand. DeLand is home to Stetson University, Florida's oldest private college, as well as the Museum of Florida Art. The DeLand Municipal Airport serves as an uncontrolled general aviation reliever airport to commercial operations at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), Orlando San International Airport (SFB) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).On February 2, 2007, DeLand and the surrounding area was the site of a major tornado outbreak.Public primary and secondary education is handled by Volusia County Schools.
Casselberry is a city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 26,241 at the 2010 census. The city is usually considered linked to the Orlando�Kissimmee�San Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Rockledge /'r?kl?d??-?l?d?/ is the oldest city in Brevard County, Florida. The city's population was 24,926 at the 2010 United States Census, and is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.The leading industries in Rockledge are Educational, health and social services, 20%; Manufacturing, 12%; and Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 11%.
Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city encompasses the island of Key West, the part of Stock Island north of U.S. 1 (the Overseas Highway) (east), Sigsbee Park (north, originally known as Dredgers Key), Fleming Key (north), and Sunset Key (west, originally known as Tank Island). Both Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are part of Naval Air Station Key West and are inaccessible by civilians. Key West is the county seat of Monroe County. Key West is the southernmost city in the Continental United States. It also contains the southern terminus of U.S. 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway.Key West is 129 miles (208 km) southwest (229.9 degrees) of Miami, Florida, (about 160 miles (260 km) by car) and 106 miles (171 km) north-northeast (21.2 degrees) of Havana, Cuba. Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 statute miles (151 km) south. Key West is a seaport destination for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service. Hotels and guest houses are available for lodging. Naval Air Station Key West is an important year round training site for naval aviation due to the superb weather conditions. It is also a reason the city was chosen as the Winter White House of President Harry S. Truman. The central business district primarily comprises Duval Street, and includes much of the northwest corner of the island along Whitehead, Simonton, Front, Greene, Caroline, and Eaton Streets and Truman Avenue. The official city motto is ""One Human Family.""The first cruise ship was the Sunward in 1969, which docked at the Navy's pier in the Truman Annex or the privately owned Pier B. The Navy's pier is called the Navy Mole.
Temple Terrace is an incorporated city in northeastern Hillsborough County, Florida, USA, adjacent to Tampa. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 24,541. It is the third and smallest incorporated municipality in Hillsborough County. (Tampa and Plant City are the others.) Incorporated in 1925, the community is known for its rolling landscape, bucolic Hillsborough River views, and majestic trees; it has the most grand sand live oak trees of any place in central Florida and is a Tree City USA. Temple Terrace was originally planned as a 1920s Mediterranean-Revival golf-course community and is one of the first such communities in the United States (planned in 1920). 2011 Temple Terrace entry tower, 56th StreetThe city was named for the then-new hybrid, the Temple orange. The Temple orange, which is also called the tangor, is a cross between the mandarin orange � also called the tangerine � and the common sweet orange; it was named after Florida-born William Chase Temple, one-time owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates and founder of the Temple Cup. Chase was also the first president of the Florida Citrus Exchange. Temple Terrace was the first place in the United States where the new Temple orange was grown in large quantities. The ""terrace"" portion of the name refers to the terraced terrain of the area by the river where the city was founded. One of the original houses also had a terraced yard with a lawn sloping, in tiers, toward the river. Rolling Temple Terrace landscape, photo circa 1923
Parkland is an affluent city in Broward County, Florida, United States, where zoning laws are designed to protect the ""parklike"" character of the city. Initially, there were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland, though this changed in the early 2000s. As of the 2010 census, the population of Parkland was 23,962. It is part of the Miami�Fort Lauderdale�Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,484 at the 2010 census. Tarpon Springs has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. Downtown Tarpon has long been a focal point and is currently undergoing beautification.
Palmetto Bay is a Miami suburban incorporated village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 23,408 at the 2010 census.Palmetto Bay includes two census-designated places defined in the 2000 census, Cutler and East Perrine.At one point the Burger King headquarters were located in what was the Cutler census-designated place, in a campus described by Elaine Walker of the Miami Herald as ""sprawling"" and ""virtually hidden away."" Burger King moved to its current headquarters in unincorporated Miami-Dade County in July and August 2002. The formerKing headquarters as of 2007 houses rental offices for several companies.
New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States, located on the central east coast of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Its population was estimated to be 23,230 in 2013 by the United States Census Bureau. The downtown section of the city is located on the west side of the Indian River and the Indian River Lagoon system. The Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Intracoastal Waterway just south of the Ponce de Leon Inlet, connecting the mainland with the beach on the coastal barrier island.The surrounding area offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation: these include fishing, sailing, motorboating, golfing and hiking. Visitors participate in water sports of all kinds, including swimming, scuba diving, kitesurfing, and surfing. In July 2009, New Smyrna Beach was ranked number nine on the list of ""best surf towns"" in Surfer Magazine. It was recognized as ""one of the world's top 20 surf towns"" by National Geographic Magazine. in 2012.
Sebastian is a city in Indian River County, State of Florida, United States. In 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 21,929.Sebastian is a principal city of the Sebastian-Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Indian River County.
Hialeah Gardens is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 19,297 at the 2000 census. As of 2005, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 19,930, with a population density of 7987.6 per mi2, made up of mostly single story development.
Jacksonville Beach is a city on the Atlantic coast of Duval County, east of Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It is part of the Jacksonville Beaches communities, together with Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach. When the city of Jacksonville consolidated with Duval County in 1968, Jacksonville Beach, together with Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Baldwin, voted to retain their own municipal governments. The population was 21,362 at the 2010 census.
Crestview is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida. The population was 20,978 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Okaloosa County.With an elevation of 235 feet (72 m) above sea level, it is one of the highest points in the state; it receives 65 inches (1,700 mm) of rainfall annually, the second-most of any city in the state of Florida, next to Fort Walton Beach with 69 inches. The town was once known as ""the icebox of Florida"", due to it having the coldest winters in the state. Today it goes by a more popular nickname as the ""Hub City"" of Northwest Florida.Crestview is one of Florida's fastest growing cities, residential developments, shopping, and land area to grow. It has, as of July 2007, become the largest city in Okaloosa County. In 2007, George Whitehurst, who had been mayor for nearly 20 years, resigned, leading to the election of David Cadle. Cadle had recently retired as the long-time direc"
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250,000 private companies trucking
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"In the twentieth century, tourism, industry, construction, international banking, biomedical and life sciences, healthcare research, simulation training, aerospace and defense, and commercial space travel have contributed to the state's economic development. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Florida in 2010 was $748 billion. Its GDP is the fourth largest economy in the United States. In 2010, it became the fourth largest exporter of trade goods. The major contributors to the state's gross output in 2007 were general services, financial services, trade, transportation and public utilities, manufacturing and construction respectively. In 2010�11, the state budget was $70.5 billion, having reached a high of $73.8 billion in 2006�07. Chief Executive Magazine name Florida the third ""Best State for Business"" in 2011. Agriculture is the second largest industry in the state. Citrus fruit, especially oranges, are a major part of the economy, and Florida produces the majority of citrus fruit grown in the United States. In 2006, 67% of all citrus, 74% of oranges, 58% of tangerines, and 54% of grapefruit were grown in Florida. About 95% of commercial orange production in the state is destined for processing (mostly as orange juice, the official state beverage). Citrus canker continues to be an issue of concern. From 1997 to 2013, the growing of citrus trees has declined 25%, from 600,000 acres (240,000 ha) to 450,000 acres (180,000 ha). Tourism makes up the largest sector of the state economy. Warm weather and hundreds of miles of beaches attract about 60 million visitors to the state every year. Florida was the top destination state in 2011. 42% of poll respondents living in the Northeast United States said they planned on visiting Florida over spring break. Amusement parks, especially in the Orlando area, make up a significant portion of tourism. The Walt Disney World Resort is the largest vacation resort in the world, consisting of four theme parks and more than 20 hotels in Lake Buena Vista, Florida; it, and Universal Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens, SeaWorld, and other major parks drive state tourism. Many beach towns are also popular tourist destinations, particularly in the winter months. 23.2 million tourists visited Florida beaches in 2000, spending $21.9 billion"
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Larson Truck & Haul have been operating their business since the mid 1980s. They've delivered goods for nearly every major industry in the nation and for 20 plus years, business was booming as they've traversed the country in all weather for all clients. During the boom times from 2002 to 2007 Larson Truck & Haul was the mastermind of a top-rated accounts receivable in the trucking industry. Very few customers were behind on their bills, and those customers who were late turned in their overdue payments within an acceptable time frame. Times were great for everyone, and the cash was flowing.It was just one year later, in 2008, when the economy in the United States took a sharp decline, and both large and small businesses started to notice the squeeze on their pocketbooks: everyone had suddenly gone silent. Business slowed down. And worse yet, Larson had noticed during the early part of 2008 that though the bulk of their clients were always on time with payments, the few late-bloomers there were, had seemingly started to spread this illness. And as spring turmed to summer and summer into the early days of fall, Mathew Herrera, CEO of Larson felt a chill go down his spine whenever he would look at the weekly A/R reports. The number of clients who were late in their payments was continuing to grow.He had already been to the administrators to ask what the actual problem was. Were they doing things different, or wrong, when it came to collecting overdue accounts? By his bookkeepers records, this wasn't the case. He thought perhaps that he was losing clients to a competitor who offered rock-bottom prices with little to no guarantee of quality performance, and that the folks who owed Larson money had jumped ship and decided to leave him holding the bag.
. They could not afford to pay him their debt, but they could afford a lesser service, maybe. So he did the necessary research and, after discussions with friends in the same field, he realised that no, his customers hadn't gone anywhere else. They had just gone home.To Mathew Herrera the situation looked desperate. Mathew was very concerned, because there were constant overheads, goods to ship, employees to pay, and trucks which needed to be maintained, but there just wasn't the money coming back into the business. In the evenings he would discuss his concerns with his wife, Heidi, and still find no relief from the worry and frustration.
""I have a bad feeling, Lin,"" he would say with deep woe.""Well, what do you think it is?"" she would ask.Mathew would stare off into the distance, and then slowly close his eyes. In his mind he could clearly see the fleet of trucks purchased over the many years. He could see them traveling, bringing goods to all of his clients. But then a haze would cover his trucks and his vast fleet would vanish to leave just a few. What on earth was happening to create the death of his business?""I think I know what it could be,"" Mathew said. ""For way too long I've been relying solely on profits received from invoices. I've let too many of our customers go too long without paying on their bills."" All Heidi could do was hold his hand and look at him tenderly. 'We know it is a difficult economy at the moment - perhaps it will take a while for people to get on top of their bills'.""Heidi was trying so hard to support her husband in these worrying times, while Mathew was weighed down with the worry of how he was going to handle this situation he found himself in.The following day Mathew walked into his office with a spring in his step, determined to call each and every client who owed money to Larson Truck & Haul. Now, it wasn't the most efficient way to spend a day as a chief executive, what he really needed to be doing was to be overseeing all of the other intricacies of shipment and delivery and reaching out to prospective clients or retraining his sales team to do the same. Even though he was doing something to help his company, he knew he had folks on salary to do just this thing. Wasting money, wasting time - even with the best of intentions, Mathew knew that he was in trouble.
After a half day of contacting debtors in vain - they dodged his calls or promised to call back at worst or made minimal interest-only payments at best - he was about to throw in the towel when his secretary Aliciaerley knocked at his door.
""Can I have a word with you Mathew?"" she queried, standing in the doorway.
""Sure thing Alicia, come on in."" Mathew relaxed back into his chair and looked up at Aliciaerley.""Well Mathew, this afternoon I did some research, trying to work out how we are going to get out of this mess."" She opened up a folder she had been carrying and pulled out a small wad of papers, placing them on the desk in front of him.""Have you ever heard of factoring?"" she asked.""It sounds vaguely familiar. What is it?"" he said.""Well,"" she began, ""It�s actually quite simple really.
Basically, factoring invoices means that we would get paid immediately for the loads we haul.""Immediately?"" Mathew interrupted.""Immediately, yes"" she added, ""In a nutshell, it is pretty easy. We start by having a professional account manager review our figures and help us set up a company profile. Included in the profile would be the investigation of our accounts receivable aging reports, our current customers' credit limits etc.. In addition, factoring will assist in determining our customers' creditworthiness, independent from their credit relationship with our company. It�s a broad view.""I see,� Mathew said. �And then what?""Well, after their review, and we�re approved for a factoring contract, we can negotiate terms and conditions. You'll be surprised at the amount of flexibility, all dependent upon the credit histories and business volume.
The company will advise us the cost to purchase factoring for our company's accounts receivable. Once we arrive at a mutual agreement, the funding begins.�Leaning forward, Mathew studied the documents very closely.""I do not know, Alicia - it just sounds too good to be true"", Mathew said quietly.""Now, now, I know, I thought the same thing. But really, they have guaranteed us experts that do all the legwork, which would free us up here to focus on our clients in good standing and marketing, all that good stuff. They appear to be very flexible, Mathew,"" she drew a circle around a paragraph on the document before him.""How flexible?"" he asked.""It seems that they personalize their factoring charges so that the amount they're prepared to work with is commensurate with our client's debt and our needs. It only takes 2 to 4 days for this to be figured out. ""It does all sound pretty good, remembering that we are all tapped out now with loans from the bank last year to repair vehicles, and we all know just how tight money is. it is imperative that we keep the business rolling as usual, and every day we go unpaid we are getting closer and closer to dealing with some serious issues in both the short term and the long term,"" said Mathew.Mathew took in a long slow breath, then looked at his secretary with something like hope in his eyes.""Exactly�. I think this might just be a way out of the trouble we are in with these folks who owe us money.""Mathew took a moment to think about this solution, and agreed with his secretary. The customers who were in debt to Larson Truck & Haul were professional resources of the company, but they were also long-standing friends. Just because they were experiencing difficulties paying their own bills now, Mathew was very concerned about losing these relationships. Mathew knew that the economy had taken a hit and he knew that it would probably be a long time before things started to look up again. That unknown amount of time, if he handled these debtors incorrectly, could spell disaster for both of them. He did not want to lose business but he also did not want to lose any more money.""Let me go over this tonight Alicia, and thankyou."" Alicia nodded, satisfied with her work, and she left the office feeling quite content in the knowledge that she had helped Mathew keep the shirt on his back, and possibly hers too.Mathew sat behind his desk and looked over the details Alicia had not mentioned in their meeting. He wondered if there might be other problems freight factoring could help Larson Truck & Haul with? With his pencil gliding down the sheet he noticed that the factoring company could help fray the cost of fuel with fuel discount cards and fuel advances. Mathew was surprised: it said that his company could get up to fifty percent cash advances on load pickups. Mathew was a typical business man: he despised binding contracts that did not allow room to breathe, so he was pleasantly surprised to see that the factoring company did not require a long term contract, that there was no minimum volume required, and that there were no sign-up fees.""I must tell Brian the good news,"" muttered Mathew to himself.Brian is Mathew's son-in-law, and he really admired the ideas behind Larson, so much so that only two years before he had started his own transportation service business. Mathew knew then what struggles Brian would face but he encouraged him nonetheless. With the faltering economy, if a big fish like Larson was hurting, a little guy like Brian was about to catch his death. But, an antidote may have been found in freight factoring and Mathew was soon to find out.A few months later after going through the entire application process and having the experts review his accounts receivable, credit history and statements, Mathew found himself beginning to dig his way out of the hole his delinquent account holders had created for him.They took on reasonable factoring purchase contracts and stopped spending their precious man hours scrambling to collect debt. They used that time to refocus their efforts in being competitive in new territories. Mathew looked back on the dismal months of life before freight factoring and almost shuddered at the thought. He probably wouldn't be in business today had he not learned just in time about freight factoring.
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The Future of a Trucking Company, and Factoring The phone was ringing on his desk, and Victor Perry just sat there letting it ring. He let his morning coffee cool and left his cigarette to ash itself in the tray, because he is trying to make the biggest decision ever for his trucking company. Perry Trucking Company was at a turning point of growth and Victor had to decide if signing with a factoring company was the right way forward.
More than forty years ago Victor's father had started this business working as an owner-operator and eventually growing Perry Trucking Company into a fifteen trailer fleet. Yes, they had survived some very difficult times when it appeared like they might go under, and even Victor's mother had jumped into the cab at times to make hauls. His father had lived long enough to witness the price of hires drop during the recession and watch the eruption of fuel prices afterwards. But now things were different: the company was in Victor's hands and he needed to ensure that this business would be left in great shape for his sons.
To move Perry Trucking Company ahead into the future, he needed a steady cash flow but there was just not enough money to go around. His employees needed to be paid. They had families and household bills too. Some of the refrigerated trailers were in need of repairs and he felt to stay competitive it was also a good idea to invest in specialized haulers to be ready for the constant requests he was getting for loads of new energy and agriculture equipment. Every time he had to turn down a request, Perry Trucking looked weak in a very strong market.
His father would have told him to wait and to take his time adding on new technology. Victor chuckled, thinking about his father. His father had been against placing GPS units in the cabs. His Dad would say ""Why on earth do you need some stranger telling you to get off the exit that everyone knows has been there for years?� Also his father had the habit of teasing all the drivers he caught switching into automatic even though driving in automatic was much more efficient though not manly in his father�s eyes. He knew his father's days were long gone and new technology was very important for the business, like having Qualcomm to reduce communication time for bills of lading.
Victor knew he was right in his forward thinking. How would he take Perry Trucking to the next level? And how would he be able to afford it? Business funding was tied up in fuel bills and the mortgage for the garage and office. Thankfully he'd just finished paying off the bank loan for the installation of satellite radio in the trucks.
But was factoring the answer? If he was being honest, he did not really understand how it all worked. It sounded like a ninth grade math problem and he wondered how this would fit into the trucking business. A factoring company actually purchases your invoices and takes control of your accounts receivable, payment being a certain percentage of the amount invoiced. The factoring company gives the trucking business its payment right away which allows the business to have continuous cash flow so it can pay employees, buy fuel, and make repairs for upcoming hauls. Without the assistance of factoring, you have to wait for customers to send you the payment which is often 30 days late. In those 30 days, a trucking company can�t pay its bills and employees in invoices.
Now it was time for Victor to do his homework. He had heard of companies charging for same day money transfers, advancing a percentage of the money owed to your business, while the rest is held in a private account if the bill wasn't paid within sixty or more days. Worse still, if the customer defaulted on payment, the factoring company takes it out of the money supposedly coming to you! He'd even heard about some companies putting you onto a sliding percentage scale regardless of any previously signed contracts for possibly 3% or 7%, and there you are now with 10% coming as a charge to you out of the freight bill. His colleague, Ronnie, who owned a trucking company in Missouri, was nearly destroyed by a factoring company who charged him the full freight bill on top of the fees for factoring. He knew he would have to be very careful if he was to avoid any of these shady companies?
But it turned out to be quite easy. When he called the factoring companies he discovered they were very open about their business practices, and very friendly and helpful. Their customer service actually knew things about their company and spoke in nice clear English so he could understand what was being explained. He was quite happy to sign an exclusive contract. In fact, he was quite pleased with the idea of a long-term contract because he knew this was a one-off and he would not have to keep going back and forth to different companies. Nobody charged him for credit checks and they offered him a fuel advance on the pick-up of the load. In fact there were a few companies who offered him a non-recourse factoring program, and this was exactly what he had been hoping for. He was more than happy with the figures he was offered in percentage terms on the freight bills. It was good money.
It was really refreshing dealing with the factoring people. They were more personable than those loan managers at the bank. He was relieved to note that the factoring companies understood the trucking business and discussed business with him like a respected client, not like someone looking for a handout. The factoring companies were not interested in his credit nor the financial problems his father had experienced in the past. All the factoring company was interest in was the credit of his customers and on their reliability: this worked great for Victor because he and his father had created a very strong and loyal list of clientele over the years. So he knew they would understand when the factoring company contacted them for the invoices. His clients would not have any problems, nor would they think poorly of Perry Trucking, because the factoring companies handle themselves in such a polite and professional manner, similar to the way his father had managed the business in the past.
Feeling happier now, Victor stepped out of his office to advise his secretary to expect to receive the contract very shortly from the factoring company. He felt exhilarated by the new possibilities that would make the future of the company fun again and put the stress of the difficult times behind him. He suddenly realized that, with this new cash flow, he could actually expand Perry Trucking Company and who knows, move into Canada, which had always been his dream. His heart felt full knowing his sons wouldn�t have to worry about money because of the right decisions he had made for their trucking business.
�So It is not a loan?� Dustin Bryant asked as he leaned back in his chair, crossing his legs. The woman sitting across the desk from Dustin smiled at him, shaking her head.�Not quite,� she said.Dustin Bryant owned a small trucking company, and his business had recently fallen on difficult times. Certainly the trucking business can be an extremely profitable venture, and for many years it had been that way for Clifford. He named his business Coleman Trucking, named after Anthony and Theodore, his two grandfathers. They had both been hardworking men, and had done a lot to make Dustin the same.Six months ago disaster struck Clifford's business when two out of his fleet of fifteen trucks were taken off the road.
One was a roll-over and ended up in the trucking graveyard: the other was involved in a serious and costly accident. The financial security of Clifford's company relied on his full fleet on fifteen being on the road, and missing two trucks was just devastating . Furthermore, buying a whole new truck and fixing the other simply took more cash than Dustin had on hand.A big problem a lot of trucking companies came across was how bills were paid in the industry. You could go a month or more before bills were completely paid off. This system works okay as long as no problems arise, but if they do, then things can get quite sticky.Dustin was an excellent business man, and he certainly hadn't done anything wrong. Certain events had occurred that he could not possibly have predicted, and now he had to find a way to protect his business and prevent it from ultimate devastation.And that's why he found himself across the desk from this woman. Her name was Holly and she worked for a factoring company. He had accidentally come across her company one night when he was working late, searching the internet to see if there was some solution to his financial dilemma.Holly explained. �it is really not a loan at all: we actually buy your accounts receivable. We aren�t giving you money to be paid back later, we�re buying something from you, and you can buy it back when you can. This is a win-win situation: we are protected from a total loss, and you're protected from the ridiculous fees and charges you'd have to pay if you borrowed from a bank.Dustin agreed. It sounded good to him, almost too good.The woman laughed. �I'm not sure that you believe me,� she said.�No, I do, I just think it sounds a bit too good to be true. I actually thought I might end up losing my business.�Holly smiled, agreeing. �We get that a lot. There's no way we want to see you lose your business. You work hard, you�ve put everything you can into it. We all need help sometimes. That�s what we�re here for.""In any case, thank you for coming to see me.""No problem - I'm just down the road. We normally do it all online but I was happy to come and visit you today,� Holly said with a smile. �Let�s see what we can do to help you.�And with that they set about making a profile.
Dustin filled the form out, with Holly available to help him if he needed it. The profile filled Holly and her company in on Clifford�s company, and would help them determine if he was suitable for factoring. In truth, not all companies were. Some businesses are beyond the help of a Factoring company, while other businesses weren't in enough financial stress to warrant it. As Dustin completed his form, Holly listened to his story and she felt quite sure he would be the ideal candidate for Factoring.Holly took the completed form and placed it in her briefcase. Standing up, she reached over the desk and shook Clifford's hand. He also stood up, and they smiled at each other. Dustin walked Holly to the door where they said 'Goodbye', then he went back into his office.His employees were there, seven who worked in the office, and as he sat behind his desk once more he heard the familiar clack of fingers on keyboards, the electronic whine of the copy machine.He leaned back and closed his eyes. He felt so drained: he had been flailing helplessly for so long, he just knew his business was going to collapse and probably take him with it. Talking to Holly though, learning about factoring, it felt like a weight had been lifted from his shoulders. He relaxed into his chair, running his hand through his thick black hair with its telling streaks of grey.The long nights, where he couldn�t sleep. The sudden panic attacks, not matter where he was. Already he could feel all the stress start to drain away. He wasn�t out of the woods yet, there was still a lot of work to be done, but he could feel it. He was there, he was on the right path, and he was working to make things right.Dustin couldn�t help but think back to when he had first started the business. He had opened a restaurant at age twenty two when he was fresh out of school. It had been successful. Home cooking in his hometown, and he had done very well.But he had gotten bored. His passion didn�t lie with the food industry. He thought long and hard, and then he decided to sell the restaurant. He took six months off, and during that time he decided to create Coleman Trucking. So he did it. For the second time in his short life he created a company from the ground up. He had been successful.And then the trucks went down, and his success looked to be in flux. He was nearing fifty. He didn�t think he had it in him, to save this company. But he couldn�t give up. Just the thought of shutting down, cutting his losses, laying off his workers - the whole thing made him physically sick some nights. He did not want to quit - both for himself and for his staff members.And now it seemed as though he would not have to - all because of Factoring. Dustin opened his eyes, sat forward, turned his computer on. He had lots to do. He could be thankful later, for now, it was time to work.
As the manager of your own firm, you may perhaps be more than knowledgeable already of the challenge in making sure that capital issues do not become a predicament down the line. After all, the worst thing that can possibly develop for your business is to find yourself embroiled in a long and tough predicament that leaves you forever trying to find the cash you need on an continuous manner.
For any type of enterprise in this instance, the concern can come for waiting for work to lapse and actually be paid out into your statement. Statements, checks, and the like could take some time to actually to beprocessed which can leave you with temporary available resources difficulties. Thankfully, there are alternatives out there for enterprises to check out-- and just one of these is factoring companies.
Factoring providers will, in exchange for your statements, provide you with the cash money right now so that you do not have to worry about the waiting time frame that could make paying off the expenses and purchasing materialsmore hard. With this kind of setup, invoice factoring can come to be extremely valuable for various companies who need to avoid a cash trap which they have discovered themselves in.
For the reason that, depending on the size of the job, it can take up to 60 days for some business enterprises to get compensated then it is critical to take care of your own back and certainly not leave yourself funds short to pay the monthly bills. After all, how many enterprises possess two months cash flow just occupying there to handle all their expenses till they make money?
This is especially true of truck establishments. They generally manage good deals of statements which means a significant amount of collection time concerns company owner themselves. Making an effort to get paid off in time can develop into an amazing headache and this is the reason why you work with truck factoring organizations who are delighted to help out truckers primarily.
As most of us understand, trucking is an unbelievably huge field with numerous companies out there handling hundreds of vehicle drivers. Sadly, numerous of these drivers wind up in finances troubles simply because they are still waiting for work from six weeks back to actually compensate them. When this is the situation for a trucking agency, resorting to factoring agencies for assistance might be the most recommended choice left.
This implies that a truck firm can pay the salaries of the crew, keep all the trucks refilled with gas and continue to scale, flourish and expand without consistently waiting for the cash which is taking too prolonged to come in. Trucking Businesses operating without a factoring program established are leaving themselves at critical threat, as rivals cash out quickly and go on to broaden.
There's genuinely not a thing to be worried about when it comes to using a Factoring company-- they typically are not like a financial institution or an individual who is going to leave you with a big stack of liability to repay. You give them legitimate invoices from output you have already accomplished , you are only speeding up the payment process.
In the Usa, where truck firms develop, factoring enterprises are not considered getting a loan in any capacity. This confidential agreement then permits both parties to make money and take joy in a worry-free future-- it provides the factoring business a guaranteed asset of income to add to the list and it offers the trucking business the needed funds that they worked hard to acquire.
The trucking business provides their invoices to the factoring establishment. The trucking factoring company then take the installment payments from the trucking company's customers. Factoring has beenaround for hundreds of years and has been adopted for several years by several diverse business sectors-- but none more so than truckers. While you might lose out on a small part of the money, something like 1-3 % depending upon who you team up with, it implies that you are acquiring the finances today and can actually begin setting the funds to do work.
Once and for all, an IOU or an invoice is not going to cover expenses, is it? For trucking agencies when the funds can be fantastic one day and gone the next, it is up to the drivers to work sensibly and to make sure that they are leaving themselves with a substantial amount of time and finance to get through the week up until they are handed over once again.
So the next instance your trucking establishment is enduring some short-term capital dilemmas and you are devoting way too much time chasing sluggish paying customers, why not begin considering making use of a factoring companies as a means to get your cash and give yourself a more pleasant future in the eyes of your trucking crew and your bank balance?
Bank loans are an extremely traditional way for a business to get financing. These loans can be a life-saver, but they're not always available to every business. As an example, a newly formed business may not have the required assets to qualify for a bank loan, and even if they did, it is usual practise for a bank to use the business itself as collateral. This means that if you default on your loan payment you could lose your entire business. In addition, while you apply for a certain loan amount, that is all the financing you are entitled to. Of course, once that loan has been re-paid, you can always re-apply for another loan.
What Are Trucking Factoring Companies?
Trucking Factoring companies do not offer loans, and you do not go into debt when you get money from a Trucking Factoring company. The finance you receive from the Trucking Factoring company is determined by money already earned by your business, but not yet received. The Trucking Factoring company purchases your accounts receivable, or part of them, for a certain percentage of their value - this is normally about 80-95%. The amount of money you can receive is based on the amount of money you have earned and the accounts receivable you are willing to �sell.� Once a Trucking Factoring account has been created for you, it will continue for as long as you need it, with the money available continuing to grow as your business grows, and providing cash as you require it.
Benefits of a Trucking Factoring Company Vs. A Bank Loan
Not every business can benefit from Trucking Factoring account financing because you have to have a business with accounts receivable, however there are many benefits for those who can access this type of finance.
1. You will not Incur Debt. You do not incur debt as you do with a bank loan because the Trucking Factoring company actually purchases your accounts receivable. One of the main benefits of this kind of financing is that your business credit rating and your personal credit rating will not be affected. In the event that your business fails, you would not have to be concerned about someone coming after your personal or your business assets in order to pay off a loan. With a bank loan, the debt goes onto your credit report, and even one late payment can adversely affect your businesses credit, and even the ability to get insurance and may even reflect upon your personal credit rating.
2. No Collateral Required. Another great benefit of using the services of a Trucking Factoring company instead of a bank loan is that there is no collateral required for the Trucking Factoring company, because the Trucking Factoring company is buying your accounts receivables. Plus, the state of your credit rating is not an issue; however the Trucking Factoring company will run a credit check on your clients whose accounts receivable are being offered for financing. This makes it easier for fledgling businesses to get the financing they need through a Trucking Factoring company (as long as their accounts receivables are in good order) then from a bank, who may not feel that you have been in business long enough to be worth the risk of issuing you a loan.
3. You'll receive the money faster. Using a Trucking Factoring company means that you'll get the finance quicker. Once the Trucking Factoring company assures itself that the customers in your accounts receivable are likely to pay their debt, the money is usually in the account within 24 hours. Borrowing from a bank begins with vast amounts of paperwork, the loan must be underwritten, and this can take ages before you're notified if the loan has been approved.
4.Interest is Paid Up Front. Unlike a bank loan that continues to build interest that you have to pay the entire time you have your business loan with a Trucking Factoring company, you do not have to continue to pay interest as they take it right off the top, deducting it from the total amount of accounts receivable. So not only are you relieved of those monthly loan payments, but you also do not have to worry about the building up of interest, as every penny in the account is yours to spend on the business.
As you can see, there are several benefits that makes considering financing through a Trucking Factoring company over a traditional bank worthwhile. However, there are also a couple of other benefits that a factory company can offer your business is far beyond the scope of the bank. The most important benefits is that once you sell your accounts receivable to the factory company, you do not have to take time away from running your business to collect the money owed from reluctant to pay customers. The Trucking Factoring company takes over that chore, since it is now their money to collect. Trucking Factoring companies are very good at collecting these debts, saving you the time and effort that you need to devote to your growing company.
In addition, since the Trucking Factoring company evaluates the credit quality of your customers prior to purchasing the accounts receivable you gain valuable information into which customers are likely to pay and which ones are not so likely to pay.A Trucking Factoring company is not the only method of gaining access to finance for the running and growing of your business, however it does offer a financing option well worth considering.