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A Fort Lauderdale area code will help your business expand into the 8th largest city in the “Sunshine State.” Fort Lauderdale has an estimated population of 178,000 people and covers 36 square miles.
The city sits in Broward County and area code 754 and 954 also cover Hollywood, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Davie, Weston, and more. Fort Lauderdale is located in the southern part of Florida and is 28 miles from Miami and 213 miles from Orlando.
The Fort Lauderdale area code was originally settled by the Tequesta Indians, and then changed hands between the Spanish, British, and US until the 19th century. The original Fort Lauderdale was built by the US army in 1838 and the city was officially founded and incorporated in 1911.
The population began to grow during the “Florida Land Boom” in the 1920’s, and again during World War II when a major US Naval Air Base was established in the area. Today the city is a tourist destination and today sits as the 139th largest city in the country.
The main industry in area code 754 and 954 is tourism, which brings 10 million visitors into the city every year. The convention center, yachting industry, and cruise industry all drive the growth of tourism in Fort Lauderdale. The home port is popular because of its proximity to the Caribbean and hosts over 40,000 boats, as well as the largest boat show in the world every year.
Other major industries in the Fort Lauderdale area code include Spirit Airlines which is headquartered in the city, the National Beverage Corporation, DHL Express, and more. The three largest employers in the city are American Express, The Continental Group, and Motorola. Fort Lauderdale contains one Fortune 500 company. AutoNation was ranked at 129 on the 2017 list. The city also hosts Citrix Systems which was listed at 661 on the Fortune 1000 list.
The unemployment rate in the Fort Lauderdale area code is 4.5%, coming in under the national average of 5.2%. Job growth in the city over the next ten years is expected at 38%. Right now the average household income in Fort Lauderdale is $49,000, which is lower than the US average of $53,000. 23% of the area code 754 and 954 makes over $100,000 every year, and the most common occupations for residents in the area are health care and social assistance, retail trade, and accommodation, food services.
In 2017 WalletHub ranked 182 cities in the US by safety, and Fort Lauderdale came in last. However, the city was also listed at #16 on the Forbes list of “America’s Fastest Growing Cities” in 2016, and #2 on their list of “Happiest Cities for Young Professionals” in 2011.
Annual events in area code 754 and 954 include the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Beach Tennis World Cup Tournament, the Lauderdale Air Show, and the Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon.
If your business is ready to expand in Florida, it’s time to purchase a Fort Lauderdale area code from Nextiva. Every Nextiva digital phone system comes with instant activation, so all you need to do is choose your phone number, or just roll over area code 754 and 954 onto your existing business phone. No extra equipment is needed, so growing with VoIP services is now easier than ever.
Every Nextiva package also comes with standard PBX features like conference call capabilities, voicemail to email, and call recording. You will even get the Nextiva Auto Attendant software to use for your business. Eliminate the need for a receptionist and save time and money by using automated software to get your customers to the right extension. The Nextiva Auto Attendant works for businesses of any size and gives a professional impression to every customer.
Additionally, your Fort Lauderdale area code will also come with the NextOS software. The system lets you stay in control no matter where in the world you are. Through it, you can answer business calls on your smartphone, desktop computer, and even a tablet. You can also access all of your users, features, and even your billing in one place.
Now a Fort Lauderdale area code is possible for any sized business because of the Nextiva affordable pricing promise. The no-hidden-fees guarantee also means that what you see is what you pay, every time. When you’re ready to expand, Nextiva flexible upgrade systems make it easy. Simply add on the area codes you need, and only pay for what you want, when you want it. You can also upgrade with additional features like Nextiva Analytics for an in-depth look at your customer base. The transparent billing system ensures that you always understand where your money is going.
Finally, every Nextiva user gets access to our in-house customer support team. The Amazing Service system means that your call will be answered on the second ring 95% of the time because we know your time is valuable. The 100% in-house team is available for questions, troubleshooting, and support seven days a week, so you can rest easy knowing that we have your back.
If you’re ready to grow your business in Florida, you don’t need to uproot your team or open a new office. Instead, purchase a Fort Lauderdale area code with Nextiva and tap into the local market from anywhere in the world. You’ll get affordable pricing, instant activation, easy upgrades, standard features, transparent billing, and excellent customer service with every area code that you buy. So, what are you waiting for? Call now to get started today!
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