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January 18, 2018

Targeted Industry Sectors

Logistics & Distribution

Innovation Economy: Key Players

| 9/20/2012

• 14 deepwater ports; 19 commercial airports; 12,000 highway miles; 3,000 miles of freight rail track routes

• Transportation infrastructure ranked No. 1 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and No. 2 by Business Facilities magazine in 2012

• 3rd largest logistics and distribution industry in the U.S., including 16,000 companies

• 5th highest logistics and distribution jobs in the U.S.; 84,000 workers providing specialized logistics and distribution services

• The broader transportation and distribution industry employs 632,000-plus at 72,200 businesses

In the News -
Cheney Brothers
Punta Gorda

» Foodservice Distribution

» Constructing a fourth Florida-based distribution center and adding 380 new jobs for a nearly $30-million capital investment

I am excited at the prospect of a new location in Punta Gorda. The support we got was overwhelming, and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Charlotte County.” -- Byron Russell

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Florida Trend Video Pick

81 year old commercial crabber reflects on life on the Little Manatee River
81 year old commercial crabber reflects on life on the Little Manatee River

Gus Muench, 81, has over 200 crab traps in the Little Manatee River. He has lived on and crabbed this river since 1976. Today, he sells his catch and runs an eco-tourism business, Gus’ Crabby Adventures. 

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