Industry Overview

Defense & Homeland Security

The defense and homeland security industry is comprised of innovative companies pursuing the development of products and solutions to support our military and protect civilian populations from terrorist attacks and other security threats. Florida's high tech economy, impressive military assets, and specially trained workforce make Florida a great place to find the expertise you need to compete in this rapidly evolving industry.

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Defense

Florida proudly hosts 20 major military installations and 3 unified combatant commands, and nearly all of the nation’s leading contractors. Tap into our tremendous industry base and large pool of skilled workers and veterans to grow your business.

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Homeland Security

Florida’s strengths in homeland security’s diverse components – including infotech, photonics, simulation and training, and biotech – makes it a supportive location for companies working to secure our ports, detect threats, enhance cybersecurity, and much more.