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France

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) provides information and assistance to French companies interested in establishing operations in Florida or identifying strategic partners in Florida.

Providing Assistance to French Companies

EFI has an international office in Paris that serves Belgian, Dutch, French and Italian companies.

France is Florida’s fourth-largest foreign investor, responsible for 31,000 jobs statewide. Total merchandise trade between France and Florida was $3.5 billion in 2019, making it Florida’s 12th largest bilateral merchandise trading partner, with Florida exports to France totaling $426.9 billion and imports from France totaling $3.1 billion.

Rankings

#6 Largest Import Partner of Florida ($3.1B) 2018 Global Edge
#4 State for Access to Capital in the U.S. 2019 CNBC
#12 State for Business Friendliness in the U.S. 2019 CNBC
Foreign Direct Investment
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Foreign Direct Investment

There are 115 French-owned companies with 772 branch locations throughout Florida that span key industries such as aerospace, life sciences, motor cars and vehicles, spirits, art and more. There are over 31,000 jobs in Florida supported by French companies, making France Florida’s fourth-largest foreign investor ranked by employment.

Infrastructure
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Infrastructure

In Florida, your business will have access to more than 100 airports, 15 deep-water ports within 90 miles of any business, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks, over 122,000 miles of highway and state-of-the-art connectivity supported by 61,000+ total fiber miles, 47,000+ fiber-connected buildings and 275 data center locations. Additionally, Florida is a major gateway for merchandise trade between North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and other world regions.

Talent
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Talent

Florida offers French companies access to a skilled workforce across key sectors, with the state ranking #4 for high-tech employment in the United States. Furthermore, the state ranks at the top for employment in communications equipment manufacturing, telecommunications, computer systems design and other fields. Florida’s world-class educational institutions — which are among the nation’s top producers of STEM graduates — are supporting the up-and-coming tech talent pool, including the University of Florida’s Engineering School, which is one of the best engineering schools in the U.S.

Our Location
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Our Location

12 Rue de la Chaussée d’Antin,
75009 Paris, France

Let’s Connect. We’re here to help.

Christelle Maffre Director 011 33 (0) 6 45 62 02 87
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