Florida’s massive economy, thriving industries and pro-business climate are fueled by a powerhouse of skilled workers and nationally-ranked companies.
An Economic Super-State in every sense of the word, Florida’s economy ranks among the top 21 in the world and is the 4th largest in the United States. Home to 19.6 million people and four metropolitan areas of 1 million+ residents in 2013, Florida is expected to overtake New York as the nation’s 3rd most populous state by 2015. Florida’s infrastructure, talent, and business-friendly tax policies are consistently 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 ($158 billion in 2013), foreign direct investment, and is home to the 2nd largest FTZ network in the nation. And yes, Florida is still a tourism powerhouse, attracting nearly 95 million visitors that spend more than $76 billion in the state each year.