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Florida Invests In Seaports, State Is Key Player in Global Marketplace

Summer may be over but Florida’s economy isn’t cooling down. So much so, that start-ups and businesses are flocking to the Sunshine State because of its strategic geographic locations, state-of-the-art infrastructures, multilingual workforces, and concentrations of corporate and financial resources.

Silicon Valley, Silicon roundabout and now the Silicon O

With 2017 well underway, it’s remarkable to think how much has changed over the past 12 months. Our world seems to be changing more quickly as each year passes, and this holds true for business as much as it does anywhere else.

Incubators Help Florida Small Businesses Bloom

For neophyte companies, business incubators can offer economic space and experienced leadership for entrepreneurs in their critical first years. The reality is that without marketing savvy and the expertise to manage certain costs, more than 70 percent of companies will fail, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Sunshine State Shining New Light on the Banking Industry

Florida is becoming the modern-day Wall Street for many international and U.S. banking companies. Today there are 141 commercial banks in Florida with more than $140 billion in assets, and 18 international banking conglomerates who have their U.S. headquarters in the state.

Florida Remains Launch Pad To Space Thanks To Private Firms

Since the first U.S. moon landing in 1969, we have been fascinated with the mystery of space. Fast forward to 2017; we celebrated the 5th year anniversary since NASA launched JUNO and several launches from ULA, Orbital ATK and Space X from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Top State for Robotics Innovation? Florida Will Surprise You.

Lifelike animatronics, next-generation “surgeons” and mechanical warfighters…these words might create visions of a Sci-Fi blockbuster. However, these innovations in high-tech robotics are very real and you need to look no further than Florida to find them.

Florida Becomes High-Tech Hub for Manufacturers

Florida has long been known as the gateway to space and a key location for trade with South America, but the state’s advanced manufacturing industry is growing and companies around the globe are taking notice.


Want to Fly a Jet or Perform Surgery? Florida’s Virtual Classrooms Make It Possible.

Florida has always been known for its white-sand beaches and palm trees. Now, however, the Sunshine State is being recognized as the next high-tech corridor for modeling, simulation and training (MS&T).

Military Training Happens Virtually in Florida

Florida is no stranger to the entertainment industry. After all, it’s home to the most visited theme parks on Earth. What people may not know is that the Sunshine State’s entertainment expertise is also used to train our nation’s military.


Enterprise Florida Impact Studies

EFI will be featuring several Florida companies that we’ve worked with on competitive, international or MaSBEC projects in impact/case studies. Some of the studies will be published in Florida Trend Magazine as part of an EFI advertorial feature.

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Florida considered prime location for corporate headquarters

Nationally recognized for its competitive tax rates, global access, top-ranked workforce, and tremendous diversity, Florida is an ideal location for corporate headquarters. More than 2,600 corporations have headquarters operations in Florida…


Florida focuses on building manufacturing innovation and growth

Manufacturing is a vital component to Florida’s continued economic turnaround. Recognizing the importance of the industry, Florida took a major step in helping manufacturers become more competitive through the elimination of sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment…


Enterprise Florida helps businesses navigate the international marketplace

Florida serves as a major international trade center and hub for businesses across all industries. No other site in the Western Hemisphere can match Florida’s unique combination of strategic geographic location as a gateway to the Americas…


Florida ranks high on the list of information technology innovation states

Monday, March 10, 2014 Since the inception of the IBM PC in Boca Raton in 1981, Florida has remained at the forefront of information technology innovation. Florida is home to more than 25,000 IT companies that employ nearly 250,000 professionals…


World’s largest ambulance manufacturer adds 126 jobs in Winter Park

Friday, February 28, 2014 On February 13, Governor Rick Scott visited U.S. Ambulance Corporation in Winter Park to meet employees and celebrate the expansion of the facility, which will add 126 new jobs and infuse $2 million in capital to the Central Florida region…


Medical device manufacturing vital to Florida’s success in life sciences innovation

Friday, January 31, 2014 Over the past decade, Florida has emerged as a leader in the field of life sciences innovation. Nearly 1,000 biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies employ 26,000 industry professionals and 700,000 healthcare professionals in the state…

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Fortune 200 manufacturer, Air Products, opens new facility in Manatee County

Friday, January 17, 2014 On January 9, Governor Rick Scott and Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope joined a host of state and community leaders to celebrate the opening of Air Products’ new manufacturing facility in Manatee County…


Florida strengthens economic development partnerships with Israel

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Development mission and EFI international office increase opportunities for Florida. Florida businesses have a unique advantage when it comes to international trade and foreign direct investment (FDI)…


The changing landscape of economic development in Florida

Friday, May 22, 2013 When Governor Rick Scott took office in January 2011, Florida had its highest unemployment rate since 1970, when the state began tracking it. The state had lost 800,000 jobs in four years before the Governor came into office…


“Florida the clear choice” for the Hertz Corporation headquarters relocation

Friday, May 10, 2013 Seamless economic development partnerships succeed in bringing 700 high-wage jobs to Lee County. Hertz Corporation will move its headquarters to Estero…