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Florida’s life sciences workforce will breathe new life into your establishment.
More than 1,440 establishments operate within the Florida biotech, pharmaceutical and medical development scene, with a foundation of more than 46,000 healthcare establishments. The state offers these companies and R&D centers a broad range of industry expertise. Florida is home to the nation’s second-largest medical device manufacturing industry, second-largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry and the fifth-largest biotech R&D industry. Major players in the field that have already taken up residence in Florida include Johnson & Johnson, Bausch + Lomb, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic, Arthrex and the Mayo Clinic.
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Nothing is more important to a company’s success than its workforce. Currently, more than 29,000 Floridians work in the state’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical manufacturing and medical device manufacturing industries. As the fourth ranked state in the country for high-tech employment and world-class educational institutions, which are among the nation’s top producers of STEM graduates, Florida offers a leading talent pool to power your company’s future.
Florida is home to several growing life sciences hubs, making it an ideal place to jumpstart your next innovative venture. One prime example is the University of Florida’s Innovation Hub that has generated $10.4 billion in private investments, launched 200+ startups and generated 7,900 jobs. Another standout innovation ecosystem is the Lake Nona Medical City, a premier location for medical care, research and education, which was built on the proven theory that a cluster of healthcare and bioscience facilities located close to one another will accelerate innovation. Other notable life sciences hubs in Florida include the UM Life Science and Technology Park and Florida Hospital Health Village.
Ranked as one of the top three most innovative states in the nation, Florida is home to more than 46,000 cutting-edge life sciences establishments. Among those organizations are 400 biotech establishments, 350 pharmaceutical establishments and 690 medical development establishments. Its 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.