Centrally Located


Orlando Sanford International Airport is 18 miles northeast of Orlando and provides passengers with convenient, state-of-the-art facilities and excellent access to Central Florida’s business and population centers, Florida’s renowned beaches and all Orlando area attractions.

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Situated on approximately 3,000 acres, Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) is located in the City of Sanford, Seminole County, Florida. SFB has identified significant demand for the development of more than 400 acres of the airport’s non-aviation properties.

  • 800,000 square feet of distribution and manufacturing space
  • 250,000 square feet of flex office space, 300 hotel rooms, and nearly 50,000 square feet of retail
  • Uniquely positioned to offer a multitude of transportation options for existing, new and expanding businesses
  • Envisioned as a primary logistics and business activity center for global corporations, offering access and connectivity by air, rail, land, sea and space

Global connections with Global Reach

With more than 400 acres of developable land, the OSIA provides a global reach with strong connections to highway networks, regional and commuter rail and access to Florida’s deep-water ports. It is also only 35 minutes from the largest university in the country, the University of Central Florida (UCF).

  • Highway: Major roadway access to I-95, SR 417, Florida Turnpike and I-4 with connections to an expansive highway distribution network.
  • Air: Comprehensive domestic route network and and expanding international network ensures global reach and connection from OSIA.
  • Rail: Bordering the airport’s westernmost edge, the CSX rail offers opportunities for expanding rail connections and access that results in a major competitive advantage in global supply and distribution chains. The Lake Mary Sunrail station (15 minute drive) and Sanford Sunrail station (20 minute drive) are also in close proximity to the site.
  • Port: Deep-water seaport access at Port Canaveral to the east (60 minute drive) and Port Tampa Bay to the west (90 minute drive).

Key Distances and Demographics

Orlando Sanford’s location and transportation connections ease commutes for the region’s talent pipeline and allow for collaboration among the region’s business leaders.

Data source: ESRI, 2023

50-Mile Radius 100-Mile Radius 200-Mile Radius
Population 4,021,161 9,063,021 18,132,649
Households 1,562,867 3,568,210 7,315,139
Median Household Income $65,785 $64,489 $65,596
Businesses 162,576 344,910 791,616
Employees (Place of Work) 1,651,647 3,497,233 7,531,449

About Seminole County

With a business climate that has fostered quality development, Seminole County is home to a plethora of equally dynamic corporations and headquarters such as American Automobile Association (AAA), Mitsubishi Power Americas, Scholastic Book Fairs, Verizon and Charter Communications, as well as the emergence of many high-tech companies, including Finastra, Deloitte Consulting’s US Delivery Center, Fiserv and Faro Technologies.

Ongoing expansion at OSIA, coupled with the state’s largest foreign trade designation, has helped OSIA become the third most active international airport in Florida and the 12th most active in the United States. Seminole County has prepared for growth with everything from a new expressway to pre-approved development sites, specialized job training and and infrastructure incentives. The county’s public-school system is rated among the highest in the state, and the national effective buying income is the highest in the region.

  • Over 38% of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher (US Census Bureau)
  • Close to 20% of the Seminole County labor force participants work in professional and business services (JobsEQ)
  • Projected 510,000+ population by 2025 (University of Florida, Bureau of Economic & Business Research)
  • $63,000+ median household income (US Census Bureau)
  • Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) named 6th best school district in Florida (Niche, 2021)

Ready to Go, Ready to Develop

The Sanford Airport Authority has identified five ready-to-go zones for development: Central Development Zone, North Lots Development Zone, Commerce Park Development Zone, Gateway Development Zone and South Lots Development Zone.

  • Central Zone: Covers close to 350 acres of land and is located between OSIA’s two major east/west runways.
  • North Lots Zone: Greenfield parcels represent close to 172 acres of land and runs parallel to SR 46.
  • Commerce Park Zone: Located at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and the CSX rail line, the site is a prime location for firms looking to import, export, manufacture or distribute.
  • Gateway Zone: Parcels front the airport’s main entry roadway, offering a prime location for potential hotel development on a nearly 5-acre site.
  • South Lots Zone: Covering close to 140 acres, the lot adjoins the state-of-the-art Boombah Sports Complex. Market opportunities include retail development, expansion of recreational uses, and warehouse or office development.

Key Assets and Development Drivers

Orlando Sanford development opportunities are supported by community partners like Allegiant Air and L3 Harris Technologies and key assets including higher education, rail access and more.

  • Allegiant Air
  • Global One Training Group
  • Avocet MRO Services
  • Constant Aviation
  • L3 Harris
  • Million Air
  • Boombah Seminole County Sports Complex
  • Over 400 Acres available for aviation and non-aviation development
  • CSX rail access
  • Higher Education
  • Proximity to Downtown Sanford and Lake Mary
  • Proximity to Sanford and Lake Mary Sunrail Stations
  • 60M+ terminal expansion

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