Dania Beach is home to more than 300 marine-related companies due to its proximity to the Port , the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. The Marine Industry is well established here with a full range of repair, service and sales facilities that can accommodate anything from the recreational boater to mega-yachts. It is also on the forefront of marine technologies and research and is home to both Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Oceanographic Center and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Sea Tech, Institute for Ocean Systems and Engineering.
The marine industry has a significant stronghold within the City of Dania Beach, with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. However the CRA continues to identify projects that can increase opportunities for “working waterfronts, specifically along the Dania Cut-Off and C-10 canals as well as directly south of Port Everglades.