WHAT DRIVES AVIATION & AEROSPACE IN FLORIDA?
A specialized workforce that powers your business.
TAKING AVIATION & AEROSPACE TO NEW HEIGHTS
#1 IN HIGH-TECH EMPLOYMENT IN THE SOUTHEAST
In 2017, Florida added more than 12,000 aviation & aerospace jobs, the most of any other state in the southeastern U.S.
93,000 EMPLOYEES WITH MORE GROWTH ON HORIZON
Florida’s aviation and aerospace sector is expected to grow by 6.9 percent by 2023, far exceeding the U.S. growth projections for this sector of 1.9 percent.
#2 IN THE NATION FOR AVIATION & AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENTS
Florida is home to legacy aerospace companies including Boeing, Airbus, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman and more than 2,100+ aviation & aerospace establishments.
#2 INFRASTRUCTURE IN U.S.
With 30 public-use and 20 commercial airports, plus two spaceports, Florida’s aerospace infrastructure is built to last.
#2 BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS
A survey of CEOs from Chief Executive magazine recognized Florida as #2 on the list of best states for business.
#4 BEST TAX CLIMATE
The Tax Foundation ranks Florida fourth in the nation on tax-friendliness so you can focus on investing in your business.
FLORIDA HAS THE WORKFORCE BUILT FOR AEROSPACE
From mechanics to engineers, to technicians and software developers, more than 93,000 Floridians work in the state’s aviation and aerospace sectors. Jobs in the broad sector, which includes manufacturing, increased by 19.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. The growth is expected to continue with the state’s overall sector expected to grow an additional 6.9 percent by 2023. With more than 1.6 million veterans, a strong focus on STEM from the state’s top-ranked universities, and a proactive workforce training solution, Florida is committed to keeping the talent pipeline full for all aerospace and aviation businesses looking to expand or relocate to our state.
FPL HELPS DRIVE INDUSTRY GROWTH
A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE
Nearly 70 percent of Florida’s 2,200 aerospace & aviation companies are in FPL’s service territory, giving us a unique understanding of the industry’s diverse needs and challenges when it comes to industrial power needs.
FPL’s reliability is 44 percent better than the national average and boasts the best SAIDI rating in the state. And in 2017, for a fourth year in a row, FPL received the 2017 ReliabilityOne™ Award, a prestigious recognition for electric utilities for providing their customers with the highest levels of reliability in the industry.
Affordable Rates & Incentives
FPL electric rates are 41 percent below the national average. FPL offers a negotiable incentive rate, the Commercial Industrial Service Rider (CISR), for companies that have a new electric demand of 2 MW or more.
ADVANCED SMART GRID
Investments in FPL’s smart grid benefits customers, resulting in fewer outages and faster restoration.