Welcome to the State of Florida

Why Invest in Florida

Competing in today's global markets is challenging.  Your business location should not be.  Florida offers a business-friendly environment with competitive costs, streamlined regulation, global access and a talented workforce to help your company succeed.  Many leading companies are already benefiting from Florida's business advantages and exceptional quality of life.  We invite you to take a closer look at Florida.

#1 Statewide Commitment

  • Government leaders are committed to making Florida the best state for business.
  • Governor DeSantis is focused on cutting taxes, streamlining the regulatory environment and improving education to meet business demands.

#2 Business Climate

  • Florida is the #2 Best State for Business. (Chief Executive)
  • Florida offers competitive costs, expedited permitting, incentives for job creation, investment and training and a pro-business tax structure.

#3 Industry Leadership

  • Florida is home to the nation’s #2 largest pharmaceuticals and medicine manufacturing industry
  • Florida has the 2nd largest aviation and aerospace industry
  • Among U.S. states, Florida ranks as the 3rd largest state for high-tech establishments. (TechAmerica Cyberstates)
  • Florida has a significant and growing presence in industry clusters, such as Cleantech, Life Sciences, Infotech, Aviation/Aerospace, Logistics & Distribution, Defense/Homeland Security, Financial/Professional Services and Manufacturing.

#4 Workforce Talent

  • Florida's workforce is ranked #1 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Florida ranks #1 in high-tech employment, with 237,000 working in tech industry across all sectors, and more than 27,000 IT companies are based in the state.
  • Florida ranks among the Top 10 States for Education. (Education Week)

#5 Global Hub

  • Florida is the strategic and economic center of the Americas due to its geographic location, economic and political stability, and multi-cultural and multi-lingual workforce.
  • Among U.S. states, Florida ranks as the 3rd largest exporter of high-tech goods and services. (TechAmerica Cyberstates)

#6 Multi-modal Infrastructure

  • Florida has one of the world's most extensive multi-modal transportation systems, featuring 20 commercial airports, 15 deepwater seaports and an extensive highway and rail network.  The state is also home to three spaceports, including two of only eight commercially licensed spaceports in the U.S.
  • Florida is "wired for success".  The state has multiple hubs that allow for high-speed data transmission from around the U.S. to Europe, Latin America and Africa.

#7 Innovative R&D

  • Florida is home to a number of innovative companies and leading universities and research institutes such as Draper Labs, Florida Solar Energy Center, Max Planck, Moffitt, IHMC, Sanford-Burnham, Scripps, SRI and Torrey Pines.
  • About $7 billion is invested annually in R&D in Florida.

#8 Entrepreneurial Environment

  • Florida ranks among the nation's Top 10 on the Small Business Survival Index, Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity and Business Tax Index, all of which provide a key gauge for entrepreneurial success.
  • The state hosts a variety of tech incubators, accelerators and university-based research hubs.

#9 Quality of Life

  • Florida has no personal income tax.
  • Already one of the world's top travel destinations, many visitors recognize the "play here, stay here" philosophy and choose Florida as their permanent home.
  • Florida has earned top rankings in Harris Poll's "most desirable places to live" since the survey's inception.

#10 Strategic Partnerships

  • More than any other state, economic developers, educational institutions, workforce boards, businesses and state/local governments join forces to help existing and prospective businesses start up, grow and expand throughout the state.


State Governor: Ron DeSantis

Contact Info Florida

Alexander Bothmann, Deputy Director, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Enterprise Florida (State of Florida)
Karlsplatz 5
80335 Munich
Phone: 49 89 9901 3665
Fax: 49 89 9901 3667
Email: alexander.bothmann@invest-in-florida.de

Sophie-Lou Arcese Le Nir,
Dep. Director UK & Ireland
36 – 38 Whitefriars Street,  
London, EC4Y 8BH
Phone: +44 20 7822 0718
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  



State Demographics Florida

Region: Southeastern Region
Population: 21.5 million (2020)
Gross State Product: $ 1.093 trillion (2019)
Exports: $ 56 billion (2019)
Labor Force: 10.4 million (2020)
Latest Unemployment Rate: 2.8 % (January 2020)
Unionization Rate: 7.6 % (2019)
Per Capita Personal Income: $ 51,989 (2019)
Capital City: Tallahassee
Principal Cities: Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Cape Coral


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