Industry Overview

Life Sciences

After years of aggressive, coordinated effort, Florida has firmly established itself as a true hub for the life sciences. Today, Florida is home to some of the nation's most highly regarded research centers; more than 1,100 biotech, pharmaceutical and medical devices companies; and a foundation of more than 46,000 healthcare establishments - including 720+ hospitals. Come see why so many industry leaders - including Actavis, Arthrex, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Noven, and Steripak - are already here.



BiotechFlorida is home to more than 260 biotech companies and world renowned R&D institutes specializing in therapeutics, diagnostics, industrial/ag biotech and other areas. Florida has the science, talent, and support structure biotechs need to succeed.


Medical Device Manufacturing

19107805 (1)Florida is ranked 2nd among states for FDA registered medical device manufacturing facilities. Nearly 19,000 Floridians work in this industry, with a majority of companies located along the I-4 Corridor in Central Florida, the Jacksonville area, and in South Florida.


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

pharmaFlorida’s 220+ pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies specialize in the development and manufacture of novel treatments, generics, nutraceuticals and OTC drugs. They employ nearly 4,500 researchers, engineers, technicians and workers.



clinical_research_bldgFlorida has one of the most sophisticated health care systems in the country. Our hospitals and 726,000+ healthcare workers engage in a broad range of research and clinical trials, with strength in Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more.