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WHY FLORIDA

tHE DIFFERENCE IS FLORIDA

Number One in Innovation - Fast Company

First in Higher Education - U.S. News & World Report

Best Tax Climate in the Southeast - Tax Foundation

2nd Best State for Business - Chief Executive Magazine

Although it is known as the Sunshine State, Florida could just as easily be called the business-friendly state. From Florida’s advantageous corporate tax structure and a wide array of incentives designed to spur economic growth to a competitive workforce and outstanding infrastructure, it’s clear Florida is a great location for your business. See what draws more than 2.1 million businesses to Florida.

LARGE MARKET

  • Florida’s GDP ranks 16th among the world’s largest economies (BEA/IMF)
  • Third largest population in the U.S. with 20+ million residents (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 112 million visitors annually (Visit Florida)
  • Florida exports nearly $52 billion in goods made in the state, the 7th highest among all states (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 2nd largest foreign trade zone network in the nation (U.S. Department of Commerce)
  • One of every five U.S. companies that exports is located in Florida (U.S. Census Bureau)

MODERN INFRASTRUCTURE

  • #2 in transportation infrastructure (National Chamber Foundation)
  • Two of the world’s busiest airports: MIA and MCO (Airports Council International)
  • 20 commercial service airports, 15 deep-water seaports, 2 spaceports, 122,000+ highway miles and 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks (FDOT)

TALENTED WORKFORCE

  • 7 million civilian labor force (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Leader in high-tech employment in the U.S. (CompTIA)
  • 9.7 million civilian labor force in a right-to-work state (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • 5 million foreign language speakers (U.S. Census Bureau)

BUSINESS CLIMATE

  • No personal income tax
  • #2 Best State for Business (Chief Executive Magazine)
  • Expedited permitting and regulatory assistance available
  • Since 2010, regulations have been cut 3,000 times (Florida Governor’s Office)
  • Since 2010, taxes have been cut nearly 40 times (Florida Governor’s Office)

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How Can I Help?

Sherry Ambrose

Economic Development Manager
561-691-7192
Sherry.Ambrose@fpl.com

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