Industry Overview

Logistics & Distribution

Logistics is big business in Florida, where the broader wholesale trade, transportation and logistics industry employs more than half a million Floridians. Nearly every major global logistics integrator already has a presence in the state, including the headquarters for Ryder System, Inc., Landstar System Inc., CEVA Logistics U.S., Inc. and other top logistics companies. As the Western Hemisphere's commercial gateway, Florida's logistics & distribution industry is poised to grow further with the Panama Canal expansion in 2014 and the numerous infrastructure developments and upgrades underway around the state.

Value Added Logistics Services

Value Added Logistics Services

Florida offers a prime location for VALS, as well as a skilled multilingual workforce and competitive overall business costs. Firms benefit from Florida’s multimodal transportation system, foreign trade zones, enterprise zones and other competitive advantages.

Wholesale Trade & Transportation

Wholesale Trade & Transportation

As a major international trade center and a huge market in its own right, Florida has a robust wholesale trade & transportation sector.  Florida offers easy access to global markets, plus the infrastructure to facilitate the needs of any wholesale trade and transportation provider.

Specialized Logistics IT

Specialized Logistics IT

Specialized logistics IT companies play a crucial enabling role for the industry. Florida’s large IT cluster is home to a number of firms specializing in logistics IT and related areas such as transportation management, inventory control, and homeland security applications..

Defense Logistics

Defense Logistics

With 20+ military bases, 3 unified combatant commands, and all major DoD contractors present in Florida, the state offers opportunities for provisioning equipment and parts, as well as other services to the nation’s military and space assets.