Large Market: Florida is one of the largest states in the U.S. in terms of population, personal income, and other statewide indicators. Florida's total personal income ranks 1st in the Southeast and its 2011 per capita income of $39,636 ranks 2nd in the Southeast.
In addition, Florida welcomes some 90 million visitors from around the world who come to experience Florida's famous tourist attractions. They represent another substantial market for businesses located in the state.
Beyond Florida's own substantial market opportunities, the state also serves as a springboard for trade and investment throughout the Americas and the world.
Modern Infrastructure: Florida has one of the world's most extensive multi-modal transportation systems, featuring international airports, deep-water shipping ports, extensive highway and rail networks and multiple hubs that allow for high-speed data transmission from around the U.S. to Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Worldwide Connectivity: Florida is connected to the world in every possible way. From strong cultural and trade connections with Latin America to unmatched global reach via its modern ports and airports and its leadership in the budding space travel industry, Florida is a true global hub for business.
The state is also recognized as one of the top five telecom hubs in the world. The Network Access Point (NAP) in Miami serves as a major switching station for Internet traffic coming to and from Latin America, while other high-speed networks, such as the Florida Lambda Rail and LA Grid facilitate R&D efforts. In addition, Florida has some of the fastest and most widely available wireless networks.