Life Sciences

Talent, R&D and growing clusters of global leaders make Florida a top destination for Life Science companies. 

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Florida is where life science innovation thrives

1st for university research parks in the U.S.

2nd largest medical device manufacturing industry

4th in clinical trials initiated among states

1st for high-tech employment in the Southeast U.S.

2nd largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry

5th largest biotech R&D industry

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Florida's workforce supports a growing life sciences industry

More than 32,000 professionals work in the state's biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing industries, and an annual increase in STEM graduates means the industry has a healthy outlook.

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A Healthy State for Life Sciences

Florida is the nation's No. 2 medical device and pharma manufacturing state


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Affordable rates & incentives

FPL's large industrial electric rates are more than 30% below the national average with negotiable incentives designed to attract new investments to the Sunshine State.

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A state with smarts

Florida has the No. 1 ranked higher education system in the nation and produces more than 45,000 STEM graduates annually.

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News Room

May 01, 2024
5 min

Florida was again named the No. 1 state for higher education by U.S. News & World Report. Since the inception of the rankings in 2017, Florida has been at the top.

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Sep 02, 2021
1 min

Florida isn’t often thought of as a manufacturing hub, much less a high-tech medical manufacturing Mecca. A new report counters that belief, showing Florida is a major player nationally in making health care devices and related work.

Full story at Business Observer
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