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December 16, 2017

Targeted Industry Sectors

Defense & Homeland Security

Innovation Economy: Key Players

| 9/20/2012
• Virtually every major defense contractor has significant operations in Florida — including Boeing, BAE, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and many more

• 20 major installations, including key procurement offices, research ops, testing units and training commands for all branches of service; 3 unified combatant commands

• No. 2 state for space and defense systems; aerospace products/parts; search, detection and navigation instrument manufacturing

• 50,000-plus defense industry professionals and 42,000-plus active duty military provide a deep talent pool of workers with in-demand skills and security clearances

In the News -
Lockheed Martin
4 Florida locations

» Global security and aerospace research, design, development and manufacturing

» With approximately 12,000 employees statewide — 10% of its global workforce — Lockheed Martin maintains a significant presence in Florida; the firm’s Global Logistics and Training Center is headquartered in Orlando.

Since 2010, Lockheed Martin has added or retained jobs to support a variety of activities, including the manufacture of defense products, autonomous underwater vehicles, rockets and persistent threat detection systems.

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Grinch poll: What is your least favorite thing about the holiday season?

  • Malls/shopping
  • Frenetic pace
  • I spend too much $$$
  • The music
  • Decorating
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