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 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

BioFlorida

Representing the state's establishments and research organizations in biopharma, medtech, digital health and health systems.

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Enterprise Florida

The state of Florida's principal economic development organization, focused on private-sector job creation, international trade and more.

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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

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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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