Aerospace & Defense

Decades of pioneering innovation, a top-ranked workforce and an infrastructure built for the future will drive your business to new heights.

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Florida’s aerospace and defense industry is booming

2nd among U.S. states for aerospace products and parts manufacturing

3rd largest veteran population in the U.S.

3 space ports

2nd among U.S. states for space and defense systems manufacturing

21 major military installations

400 aerospace establishments


A state synonymous with space

One of the most military-friendly states in the nation, Florida's ready-made aerospace and defense workforce is perfectly suited for your company's next mission.

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Florida’s Aerospace & Defense Industry Goes Above and Beyond

More than a half-century of innovation and a growing workforce will propel your company’s success.


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Find the right location

From Northwest Florida to the Space Coast to South Florida, our team can help you find the aerospace and defense location you need to succeed.

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Affordable rates & incentives

FPL electric rates are 41% below the national average with negotiable incentives designed to attract new investments to the Sunshine State.

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Advanced smart grid technology

FPL uses advanced sensors to quickly identify outages and has installed more than 120,000 smart devices on the electric grid to improve service.

Additional Resources

The Florida Defense Support Task Force

The main body of support for the defense industry in Florida, awarding grants and guiding the future of military operations in the state.

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Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation’s continuing mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity, and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities.

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Space Florida

Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses.

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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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