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From moving people to moving data, Florida has built what it takes to be an economic powerhouse.
Florida’s transportation infrastructure is one of the world’s most extensive multi-modal systems, featuring international airports, deep-water seaports, extensive highway and rail networks and multiple hubs that allow for high-speed data transmission from around the U.S. to Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Florida is connected to the world in every possible way. From strong cultural and trade connections with Latin America to unmatched global reach via its modern ports and airports and its leadership in the commercial space industry, Florida is a true global hub for business.
The state is also recognized as one of the top five telecom hubs in the world. The Network Access Point (NAP) in Miami serves as a major switching station for Internet traffic coming to and from Latin America, while other high-speed networks, such as the Florida LambdaRail and LA Grid, facilitate R&D efforts. In addition, Florida has some of the fastest and most widely available wireless networks.
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International airports in Orlando, Tampa and Miami rank as some of the top economic drivers in Florida. Florida’s train systems and cruise lines shuttle people around the state and to Central America and the Caribbean. Florida is structurally and culturally linked to these destinations, while the state also has its sights set on further objectives thanks to its growing space program.
Situated on both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Florida is a logistics hub with industrial ports across the state in places like Miami, Jacksonville and Tampa. Maritime shipping and cruises contribute to an impressive 13% of the state’s GDP. With 15 deep-water seaports, including a super post-Panamax port, Florida will open up a whole new world for your business.
The Network Access Point in Miami is an example of how Florida connects the world with its innovative data center. This internet exchange point funnels data to South and Central America. As 5G grows and satellites launched from Florida continue to circle Earth, the state is poised to be a leader in the telecommunication sector.