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Aviation and Aerospace

Florida’s Space Coast is known as the birthplace of space exploration, but the state’s aviation and aerospace industry has grown well beyond that component to include aircraft, missile and air defense manufacturing, aeronautical systems, MROs, flight training, and avionics installation and retrofit. Florida now has the second largest aviation and aerospace cluster in the nation.

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Life Sciences

Florida’s sophisticated and dynamic health care system has propelled the state into a leading life sciences center, with a rapidly growing biotechnology sector, as well as significant medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The Florida biotechnology sector grew 42 percent over the last five years, while the U.S. biotechnology sector grew by five percent. The state [...]

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Manufacturing

Nearly 340,000 Floridians are employed in a diverse component of Florida’s economy that includes 17,500 manufacturing operations, ranging from traditional food processors to leading-edge clean technology.

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Distribution and Logistics

Florida is a hub for the logistics and distribution sector, which now employs more than 150,000 people in the state. Virtually every household name in this sector, from FedEx to Hellman Worldwide Logistics, has a significant presence in Florida.

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Corporate and Regional Headquaters

Florida is a perfect location for corporate/regional headquarters with job growth estimated at 16.5 percent over the last five years. Florida is home to 16 Fortune 500 corporate headquarters and many other corporate/regional headquarters operations.

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