Doral – The City of Doral is a mix of industrial and residential neighborhoods, and was incorporated in 2003. It has been named the 3rd best place in the USA to retire (by US News & World Report), 51st in Top 100 places to live and launch a business in the U.S. (according to CNNMoney.com) and it has also awarded – “Playful City USA” in 2010-2011.
The name Doral was derived from combining the names of Doris and Alfred Kaskel, the couple who built the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, now known as Trump National Doral, after the purchase of the resort by Donald Trump.
Doral has a large number of importers and exporters, because of its short distance to Miami International Airport and Port Miami, 1 mile and 12 miles respectively. Some of the major employers in the City of Doral include:Carnival Cruise Lines, Univision, U.S. Southern Command, BE Aerospace, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors,Telefutura, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and many government entities.
Doral has over 3,000 logistic associated companies, and it has the #1 Tile District in the United States. Doral has millions of sq. ft. of warehouse space. Its warehouse vacancy rate at the business parks is around 4% and under 6% for the remainder of the city. The large industrial parks include: PS Business Park’s MICC; Prologis’ Beacon Centre, Beacon Industrial Park and Beacon Lakes; International Corporate Park (ICP); KTR’s Beacon at 97th; andAmericas’ Gateway Park.