Manufacturing

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Florida manufacturers are a powerful economic engine for the state's economy. Many Florida manufacturing operations benefit from the presence of advanced research facilities at Florida's universities and colleges, military installations, and NASA. The industry cluster counts more than 17,500 manufacturers who employ some 307,500 workers across the state.

Diverse and Stable Industry

Florida's manufacturing industries are diverse and include companies in traditional manufacturing industries, such as plastics, food processing and printing, as well as those that are engaged in breakthrough technologies, like electronics, medical devices and aviation/aerospace.

Competent Workforce

Florida has a strong, skilled manufacturing workforce, which represents about 5% of the state's workforce. Additionally, the state's multicultural and multilingual workforce provides Florida manufacturers with an excellent advantage in conducting business overseas.

Manufacturing Sector  

Computer and Electronic Products
Transportation Equipment
Fabricated Metal Products
Food
Medical Equipment & Miscellaneous
Machinery
Chemical
Printing and Related Support Activities           
Nonmetallic Mineral Products
Plastics and Rubber Products

Employment

42,957
33,514
28,928
27,272
27,166
22,991
18,630
17,580
15,460
11,063 

Select Companies in Florida:

Arthrex, Beckman Coulter, ConMed Linvatec, ClosetMaid Corporation, Correct Craft, Motorola, Danfoss Turbocor, DRS Technologies, E-ONE, Florida's Natural Growers, Gerdau Ameristeel, Goya Foods, Green Circle Bio Energy, ITT Corporation, Jabil, JRL Ventures, Lockheed Martin, Maverick Boat Company, Medtronic ENT, Mitsibushi Power Systems Americas, Northrop Grumman, PGT Industries, Inc., Publix, Saft, Sikorsky, Swisher International, Tara Technologies, TriQuint, Tyco Fire and Security, Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson, Watson Pharmaceuticals

Fast Facts

  • Florida is the #1 Best State for Workforce and Job Training (US Chamber of Commerce) and is home to the #2 Workforce (CNBC)
  • Business Facilities ranks Florida's transportation infrastructure #2 in the United States
  • Florida ranks as the: #3 Best State for Business (Chief Executive), #4 Best Business Climate (Business Facilities), and #5 Tax Climate for Business (Tax Foundation)
  • Florida manufacturers are supported by state and local manufacturers trade associations and the Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Florida is the #4 largest export state

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Alexander Bothmann, Deputy Director, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Enterprise Florida (State of Florida)
Karlsplatz 5
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Germany
Phone: 49 89 9901 3665
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Julia Mills, Director, UK & Ireland Office
Enterprise Florida (State of Florida)
36 – 38 Whitefriars Street,  
London, EC4Y 8BH
Phone:+44 (0)20 7822 0714
Email:julia.mills@eflorida-europe.com
Website: www.enterpriseflorida.com

Christelle Maffre
Director France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands

Enterprise Florida (State of Florida)
Phone: +33 6 45 62 02 87
Email: christelle.maffre@eflorida-europe.com  

 

 

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