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October 5, 2015

Top 5 Reasons to Do Business in Florida

5. Quality of Life

"Florida is experiencing increased visitor numbers — testament to our amazing tourist product, employees and marketing."

- Chris Thompson

Eagle Creek Golf Course

Renowned vacation destination

  • 82.3 million visitors in 2010
  • A higher-than-average proportion of repeat visitors, many of whom choose to become residents

Fantastic climate

  • Average annual temperatures between 60 and 81 degrees Fahrenheit

Outstanding education

  • Public school system ranked 5th in the nation by Education Week
  • 43 high schools on Newsweek's 2011 list of "America's Best High Schools"

Economic value

  • No personal income tax
  • Cost of living below that of comparable states with similar growth and in-migration rates


  • 1,350 golf courses
  • 2,300 miles of tidal shoreline
  • 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways
  • 152 state parks
  • The world's biggest and best theme parks
  • A thriving arts and culture scene
  • Unique shopping opportunities
  • World-class sporting events

State-of-the-art healthcare

  • More than 300 general medical and surgical hospitals
  • Florida facilities were ranked: No. 1 in the nation for opthalmology; No. 18 for cancer care; and No. 19 for gastroenterology on U.S. News & World's Report's 2011-12 list of "America's Best Hospitals."

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