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Manufacturing businesses ramp up fast in Florida.
From batteries and boats to semiconductors and satellites, Florida’s manufacturing industry produces a wide variety of goods each year. Ranked among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing, Florida is home to over 20,200 manufacturing companies that employ more than 371,000 workers. Manufacturing powerhouses — such as Jabil, Siemens and Nucor — choose Florida for its pro-business policies, strong workforce and access to domestic and global markets.
Florida's robust infrastructure makes it ideal for manufacturing operations. Learn more about the industry below.
With over 10 million workers statewide and more than 371,000 professionals employed in the state’s diverse manufacturing sector, you’ll have access to an exceptional labor pool. Florida also offers one of the lowest unionization rates for private sector manufacturing in the country, fortifying your competitive advantage in a right-to-work state.
Florida offers one of the most extensive multi-modal transportation systems in the world — giving you the ability to move your product anywhere across the globe. Florida has more than 100 airports, 15 deep-water ports within 90 miles of any business, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks and over 122,000 miles of highway. And with more than 20,200 manufacturing companies calling Florida home, the supply chain you need is already in place.
Known for its industry-specific tax advantages, as well as 0% personal income tax, Florida ranks as the No. 4 best state business tax climate, according to Tax Foundation. Specific to manufacturing, Florida offers special sales and use tax exemptions for the aviation and aerospace industry, including commercial space activity, manufacturing equipment and aircraft parts, modification, maintenance and repair.