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Foreign Direct Investment

Florida is not only a top tourism destination, but also a popular destination for international business investment. Attracted by its large and booming economy, stable business environment, and international workforce, new business investments from around the world pour into Florida every year, making it one of the top U.S. destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI).

Strong International Company Presence

International firms use Florida to access emerging markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the vast U.S. market.

International Financial Cluster

Miami is a leading U.S. center for international banking. Both foreign and domestic banks that are active in international trade and finance have offices in Florida, including many of the world’s largest banks. The international banking community in Florida provides tremendous value to companies doing international business, particularly with Latin America.

Cosmopolitan Workforce

In 2014, Florida ranked 6th among all U.S. states in total employment by majority foreign-owned firms, which provided jobs for 266,500 Floridians. International employers value the state’s culturally diverse, multilingual and highly-skilled workforce, which provides them with global competitive advantages that go beyond cost and access to markets.

International Infrastructure

Florida’s multi-modal transportation system is built to support the active international trade and investment activity in the state. From the world-class airports and seaports, to the advanced high-speed and wireless network, Florida is ready to accommodate the most demanding connectivity requirements.