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» Average Wage (all industries)
» Taxes and Cost of Living
» Economic Engines
The Daytona 500 draws close to 200,000 fans. [Photo: John Harrelson - Getty]
» Manufacturing: A higher-than-state-average portion of the county’s workforce is employed at the more than 400 manufacturing firms in the county, which produce everything from military products to boats, medical equipment, aerospace products, sensors, automotive equipment and suntan products.
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center near I-95 has expanded its presence.
» Healthcare: More than a million square feet of new hospital space — nearly half a billion dollars’ worth — opened in 2009, as both Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Halifax Health Medical Center opened new facilities in Daytona Beach. Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center expanded, replacing an older facility in Ormond Beach with a new, 277-bed facility near I-95. Florida Hospital also plans a cancer institute. Halifax Health opened a 10-story, 180-bed tower on its existing campus with a state-of-the-art emergency department, one of the largest in Florida. Another hospital, the non-profit, 112-bed Bert Fish Medical Center, is operated by the Southeast Volusia Hospital District.
Stetson University's 175-acre DeLand campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
» Largest Employers
» Halifax Staffing, 6,330
» Publix Super Markets, 2,798
» Wal-Mart, 2,206
» Vision HR (management services), 1,667
Embry-Riddle is a leader in aerospace education.
» Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1,513
» Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, 1,403
» Daytona Beach State College, 1,334
» Winn Dixie Stores, 1,290
» Notable Firms
» NASCAR, International Speedway Corp., Daytona International Speedway
» Brown & Brown (insurance and brokerage)
» Boston Whaler (fiberglass outboard motor boats)
» Germfree Laboratories (hospital and pharmacy equipment)
» Hudson Technologies (metal products for medical, automotive and aerospace use)
» Native Tan Sun Fun Products (suntan products)
» Naarden (motorcycle performance products)
» Pierson Fern and Greens (horticulture)
» Tropical Blossom Honey Co.
» Ladies Professional Golf Association (headquarters)
» Raydon Corp. (military simulation training technology)
Don Ariel, CEO of Raydon Corp.
» CartTech (shopping cart refurbishing)
» Crane Cams (racing and high-performance auto parts)
» Microflex (metal hose, vehicle exhaust components)
» Sparton Electronics Florida (electronics design and manufacturing)