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Information Technology

Florida is home to the third-largest tech industry in the United States.

The Forefront of Information Technology Innovation

As the nation’s third-largest tech industry, 33,000+ high tech companies call Florida home.

The long-established Florida technology industry offers a broad range of expertise, from software to photonics to modeling, simulation and training. Since the birth of the IBM PC in Boca Raton, other big tech companies have found a home in the state, including Citrix, Motorola, Northrop Grumman and Electronic Arts. Together, they employ over 311,800 Floridians.

Information Technology

Florida is home to the third-largest tech industry in the nation. Learn more about the industry below.

Rankings

$3.2B In Annual Federal R&D Spending Rand
5% Year-Over-Year Increase in Software and Web Developers Ciodive
#2 In Tech Jobs Added in the U.S. 2018 Comptia, Cyberstates
#4 Tech Employment in the U.S. 2018 Comptia, Cyberstates
Top Tech Talent
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Top Tech Talent

With more than 310,000 IT professionals currently employed throughout the Sunshine State, Florida ranks No. 4 for high-tech employment in the U.S. The state ranks at the top for employment in communications equipment manufacturing, telecommunications and computer systems design.

Digital Infrastructure
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Digital Infrastructure

From Verizon’s NAP of the Americas facility to Florida Lambda Rail, Florida has some of the fastest and most widely available wireless networks in the country. Lightning-speed data transmission and state-of-the-art connectivity are supported by 61,000+ total fiber miles (No. 3 in the nation) and 47,000+ fiber-connected buildings (No. 3 in the nation).

Industry Expertise
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Industry Expertise

Florida offers a wide-ranging area of IT expertise. With established businesses operating in the areas of microelectronics, photonics, digital media, modeling, simulation and more, there are also a number of emerging fields in the broader IT industry as well. For example, recent growth in the area of government technology (GovTech), led by Orlando-based newcomer GCR that opened its Center of Excellence in 2020, are creating hundreds of high-paying jobs and setting the standard for GovTech innovations across the nation.

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