The Port Everglades Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 with six founding members:
Together these founders sparked the idea of the port business community teaming up to advance the progress and development of Broward County's seaport.
Today the Port Everglades Association serves as a bridge between public and private interests to facilitate the Port's achievement of its rightful place in the first rank of America's ports of ocean commerce. Consisting of port cruise, cargo and petroleum tenants; contractors, vendors and other members of the Port Everglades business community, the Association conducts a monthly luncheon general membership meeting on the first Friday of each month with presentations by featured speakers on current port-related issues and events.
Pursuant to its mission, the Association has established standing committees