Dubbed the Birthplace of Speed in 1902, Ormond Beach defined auto racing at the turn of the century. Since then, it has attracted the brightest names in business – Rockefeller, Flagler, Ford, Vanderbilt – these pioneers of industry saw the potential in Ormond Beach over a hundred years ago. Recently rated one of the top 100 cities to relocate by National Strategy Group, Ormond Beach has become Central Florida's preferred business address for its exceptional quality of life and its healthy business climate.
The Ormond Beach Airport Business Park is situated on 176 acres and is home to 29 companies, including manufacturing, assembly, communications, and engineering. A designated foreign trade zone, it has industrial and business sites available and offers easy access to shipping by road, rail, air, and water. Prime locations exist for corporate headquarters, distribution centers, light industrial, and high tech businesses. Another unique development, Ormond Crossings, is a 3,000 acre planned site, which will yield five million square feet of industrial space and offer an ideal location for manufacturing, distribution, and corporate offices. This business/residential community will include a recreation area, apartments, shopping centers, and approximately 3,600 homes over a 10- to 20-year period. A significant portion of the land will be set aside to maintain the existing natural wildlife habitat. Ormond Beach is a progressive city that is committed to careful planning. With its beautiful beaches, scenic riverfront, excellent schools, and well-preserved history, it will continue to be a preferred community for many years to come.