WHAT DRIVES AVIATION & AEROSPACE IN FLORIDA?
A specialized workforce that powers your business.
TAKING AVIATION & AEROSPACE TO NEW HEIGHTS
#1 IN HIGH-TECH EMPLOYMENT IN THE SOUTHEAST
Jobs in Florida’s aviation and aerospace industry grew more than 19% from 2013 to 2017, while the nation saw a 5% increase in the same field. You can be a part of a rapidly-growing market.
93,000 EMPLOYEES WITH MORE GROWTH ON HORIZON
Florida’s aviation and aerospace sector is expected to grow by 6% by 2021, far exceeding the U.S. growth projections for this sector of 2%. You can find the experienced talent you need.
#2 IN THE NATION FOR AVIATION & AEROSPACE ESTABLISHMENTS
Florida is home to legacy aerospace companies including Boeing, Airbus, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman and more than 2,300+ aviation & aerospace establishments. You can join a well-established market among industry leaders.
#2 INFRASTRUCTURE IN U.S.
With 130 public-use and 20 commercial airports, plus two spaceports, Florida’s aerospace infrastructure is built to last.
#2 BEST STATE FOR BUSINESS
A survey of CEOs from Chief Executive magazine recognized Florida as #2 on the list of best states for business. This makes locating in Florida an easy choice.
#4 BEST TAX CLIMATE
The Tax Foundation ranks Florida fourth in the nation on tax-friendliness so you can focus on investing in your business.
FLORIDA HAS THE WORKFORCE BUILT FOR AEROSPACE
From mechanics to engineers, to technicians and software developers, more than 93,000 Floridians work in the state’s aviation and aerospace sectors. Jobs in the broad sector, which includes manufacturing, increased by 19.1% from 2012 to 2017. The growth is expected to continue with the state’s overall sector expected to grow an additional 6.9% by 2023. With more than 1.6 million veterans, a strong focus on STEM from the state’s top-ranked universities, and a proactive workforce training solution, Florida is committed to keeping the talent pipeline full for all aerospace and aviation businesses looking to expand or relocate to our state.
FPL HELPS DRIVE INDUSTRY GROWTH
A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE
Nearly 70% of Florida’s 2,300 aerospace & aviation companies are in FPL’s service territory, giving us a unique understanding of the industry’s diverse needs and challenges when it comes to industrial power needs.
Affordable Rates & Incentives
FPL electric rates are 41% below the national average. FPL offers a negotiable incentive rate, the Commercial Industrial Service Rider (CISR), for companies that have a new electric demand of 2 MW or more.