Thursday, June 18, 2015

FLORIDA UPDATE JUNE 2015 from CFO Jeff Atwater

Along with Florida’s beautiful beaches and laid-back lifestyle, here are recent advances:

  • Since 2011 Florida’s economy has been growing, with private sector growth higher than national average.
  • Ranked #1 in aerospace manufacturing attractiveness
  • 2nd best  state to do business in
  • 3rd highest number of technology establishments in US
  • 4th in nation for technology industry workers
  • Miami named 2nd best metropolitan statistical area for startup activity
  • Miami is home to #1 cruise port in the world
  • Largest single site employer is Walt Disney World in Orlando
  • High tech corridor (Orlando, Gainesville, Lakeland, St. Petersburg and more) creates cutting-edge aviation and aerospace advancements with economic impact of $1.2BB
  • Creative digital media advances, including top-selling video games
  • Panama City ranked as south’s #1 pro-business beach community
  • Pensacola ranked in Top 10 for successful aviation and aerospace clusters in the south

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