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June 25, 2018

Business Florida - Industries

Aviation & Aerospace

| 9/22/2017

Florida Ranks...

  • No. 1 state for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses
  • 2nd in aviation and aerospace businesses
  • 6th among U.S. states for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness
  • 2 licensed U.S. spaceports
  • 120+ public use airports


In the NEWS

GKN AEROSPACE One of the world’s largest suppliers to the international aviation industry, opening a manufacturing plant and bringing 170 jobs to Bay County.

VT MOBILE AEROSPACE ENGINEERING Building a 173,000-sq-ft. maintenance and engineering facility in Pensacola and creating 400 jobs.

KLX AEROSPACE SOLUTIONS GROUP Expanding its global headquarters and distribution hub in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with 100+ jobs.

AEROMOD INTERNATIONAL After relocating its headquarters from Michigan to Melbourne and creating 150 jobs, expanding again to add another 100.

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Lincoln Road keeps growing — and its small businesses keep closing
Lincoln Road keeps growing — and its small businesses keep closing

Over the last five years, a wave of out-of-town investors have paid record-high prices for Lincoln Road properties looking to capitalize on the Beach's international cachet. Increasingly, small businesses unable to keep pace with the skyrocketing rents in the historic Miami Beach shopping district are being forced to decide between relocating or closing.

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