#2 Florida


7.60 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

6.77 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.95 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Florida businesses created 60,600 private-sector jobs in the first quarter of 2017, bringing the total number of new jobs added since December 2010 to more than 1.3M. For the fifth consecutive year, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.2% is exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.7%.

Key Industries

Aviation/Aerospace, Cleantech, Corporate Headquarters, Financial & Professional Services, I.T., Lifesciences, Logistics/Distribution, Manufacturing

Key Companies

Carnival
CSX
Jabil Circuit
NextEra Energy
Office Depot
Tech Data
World Fuel Services

Key Contacts

Enterprise Florida

Mike Grissom, Interim President & CEO
407-956-5600
800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32803

[email protected]
[email protected]
https://www.enterpriseflorida.com/

CEO Comments

“Florida has had a great reputation and we’ve been considering moving to Florida, but the recent talk in the Florida State House about cutting business incentives is a red flag and causing us to delay any decisions and see if they will continue to encourage new businesses to relocate to Florida.”

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