Advanced Manufacturing in Florida

There are more than 20,000 advanced manufacturing companies in Florida. Put the state’s workforce, low taxes and access to global markets to work for your company.

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Make an Impact with Advanced Manufacturing in Florida

2nd in U.S. for manufacturing job growth

5th best state for manufacturing

20,000+ manufacturing companies

5th best infrastructure in the United States

7,700+ advanced materials establishments

380,000+ manufacturing industry workforce 

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Florida Is A State On The Move

Florida has 20 commercial use airports, 15 deepwater seaports, the No. 2 largest Foreign Trade Zone network and major road/rail options. This expansive infrastructure helps move people and products around the world with ease.

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Companies Are Building the Future in Florida

From jets and boats to food and beverages to electronics and medical devices, companies here are making the products that make the world turn. Join global manufacturing leaders like Air Products, Jabil, Lockheed Martin, Saft and thousands of others as their businesses impact the world.


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An Ag Leader

Florida has a rich agricultural history that continues today. From manufacturing to distribution to headquarters, the ag industry provides an annual $130+ billion economic impact for the state. Global food and beverage leaders like Frito-Lay, Goya Foods, Florida Crystals and LaCroix all have a large presence here.

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Water, Water Everywhere

With more registered recreational boats than any other state, 1,350 miles of coastline and the 3rd-most lakes in the U.S., Florida is a perfect home for the 6,000+ marine businesses operating here.

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It’s Made Here

Florida is the third-most populous state and No. 1 for construction business climate. Timber operations, metal fabrication, chemical production, concrete manufactures and more employ 380,000+ employees in the state’s manufacturing industry.

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FloridaMakes helps strengthen Florida's manufacturing sector. It assists manufacturers in expanding market opportunities, developing customized business strategies, and adopting best practices. Additionally, it helps them assess opportunities for new technology, training, and supply chain improvements.

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The WonderFL campaign is a first-of-its-kind campaign to promote the state of Florida as an ideal location to live, work and play. It features statewide and regional websites promoting the unique work/life balance, employment opportunities and quality of life found in Florida. What will your life be in FL?

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SelectFlorida is the state of Florida’s official international commerce organization, serving as a catalyst for economic development, economic diversification into targeted industries, and high-wage job creation for Floridians.

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CareerSource Florida

Florida's statewide workforce policy and investment board, helping connect businesses with the talented workforce and training needed to succeed and grow.

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News Room

Apr 30, 2024
5 min

Texas once again placed No. 1 and Florida once again No. 2 in the Chief Executive survey of Best and Worst States for Business for 2024, the pattern for nearly the entire history of the annual survey that began in 2001.

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Mar 19, 2024
5 min

New jobs and better opportunities are coming to Columbia County. AgroLiquid is the first company to move into the North Florida Mega Industrial Park.

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Mar 19, 2024
5 min

With nearly 25,000 manufacturing establishments in the state, Florida’s economic impact in manufacturing surpassed the contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of many other strong industries that Florida is usually known for, including– tourism, agriculture, and transportation.

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Jan 29, 2024
5 min

In a monumental move towards advancing Florida’s semiconductor landscape, Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed an $80 million investment for the University of Florida’s Florida Semiconductor Institute (FSI) in the upcoming 2024 legislative session.

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Jul 28, 2023
10 min

Rogue Valley Microdevices announced its acquisition of a 50,000-square-foot commercial building in Palm Bay, Florida to serve as its second microfabrication facility.

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Jul 20, 2023
10 min

Plant Agricultural Systems announced they will build a $750 million hydroponic farm in Baker County. The new facility will grow fresh produce and create more than 600 jobs.

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Jul 13, 2023
10 min

Central Moloney, Inc., announced the selection of Okaloosa County, Florida for a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that will specialize in producing pad-mounted electrical transformers.

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Jun 28, 2023
10 min

In May, Bay County officials celebrated the grand opening of the Suzuki Marine USA Technical Center, a state-of-the-art research facility in Panama City.

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Jan 11, 2023
1 min

Buffalo Rock, the nation's largest family-owned bottler of Pepsi and Dr. Pepper products, has announced plans to create a distribution center at the Northwest Florida Industrial Park at Interstate 10.

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Jun 13, 2022
5 min

Resia, formerly known as AHS Residential, plans to build a 200,000-square-foot facility just a few miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

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Jun 08, 2022
10 min

Local officials and members of the community gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Central Moloney Inc. to Bay County. The company will soon open its sixth location, creating more than 200 local jobs.

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Oct 19, 2021
9 min

Site Selection Group, a full-service location advisory, economic incentives, and real estate services firm, utilizes a variety of innovative tools and analyses to help its clients evaluate locations for manufacturing investment. Florida ranks fifth in overall index score.

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Jun 18, 2021
3 min

Manufacturing output in Florida has grown nearly 60% in the past decade from $37 billion to $59 billion, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

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Join the Advanced Manufacturing Industry in Florida Today!

From Pensacola to Jacksonville, Tampa to Tallahassee and Naples to Orlando, manufacturing businesses are widespread in the Sunshine state. Where will your business make something big in Florida? Our team of experts can help you understand complicated problems, connect you with partners, and put all the pieces together.

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