Florida’s massive economy, thriving industries and pro-business climate fuel a powerhouse of skilled workers and nationally-ranked companies.
An Economic Super-State in every sense of the word, Florida has the 4th largest economy in the U.S. and the 21st largest economy in the world. Florida’s population tops over 19 million and includes four metropolitan areas of 1 million+ residents. Florida’s infrastructure, talent, and business tax policies are continually recognized among the nation’s best and have attracted the headquarters operations of many nationally-ranked companies. Florida is also a global leader in international trade ($162 billion in 2012), foreign direct investment (ranked 5th) and is home to the 2nd largest FTZ network in the nation. And yes, Florida is still a tourism powerhouse with more than 90 million visitors spending some $70 billion in the state each year.