With a population of only 38,504, Ormond Beach, Florida is a small city, but the number of residents has been growing steadily over the last decade and is expected to reach almost 40,000 by 2008. In fact, it was recently named one of the top 100 relocation cities by the National Strategy Group.
With Ormond Beach's close proximity to three international airports, two deepwater ports, two major interstate highways, and a railroad, it is a prime location in Florida--the third largest consumer region in the United States with a population of over 17 million.
Located in central Florida's high-tech corridor, not far from the Kennedy Space Center, Ormond Beach has a wide range of industries for a city its size, with healthcare and social assistance at the top of the list. Retail trade follows in second place, with professional, scientific, and technical services a close third. Some of the leading corporations in Ormond Beach include:
- Hawaiian Tropic-Tanning Research Laboratories
- Florida Production Engineering (automotive)
- Homac Manufacturing Company (electronics)
- Command Medical Products, Inc.
- Florida Hospital
- US Food Service
Ormond Beach, with its pro-business city government, has put considerable effort into expanding its economy and attracting residents. The median household income of $40,526 is slightly lower than the national average, but the cost of living is also 2.5% lower.
Even with its thriving industry, Ormond Beach can still boast the beauty of its parks, beaches, and rivers and, of course, Florida's beautiful weather. Ormond Beach is also only six miles from the many attractions of Daytona Beach.
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