June 28, 2017


Florida: Open for Business

Greetings From Governor Charlie Crist

| 10/1/2007

The great Sunshine State has much to offer business leaders. Florida has a vibrant business community, proximity to major airports and seaports and access to the resources of top-tier universities.

Governor Charlie Crist
Our state continues to experience economic prosperity and unprecedented job growth. Florida’s large, talented and culturally diverse workforce continually exceeds expectations. As a result, Florida is home to the corporate headquarters of four of Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For.”

Since the birth of the IBM personal computer in Boca Raton, Florida has remained at the cutting edge of technology and innovation. The state’s growing research capabilities and pro-business climate create a thriving environment for life science businesses. Increased funding for university research, The Scripps Research Institute, Burnham Institute for Medical Research and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies have helped Florida emerge as a life sciences hub. We’re also taking great strides to spur economic development in our film industry by enhancing tax cuts for filmmaking, creating high-value jobs while spotlighting our beautiful state.

NASA and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport make Florida the place where America literally reaches for the stars. The state’s educational options, infrastructure and business development in space and aeronautics paired with its optimal geographic location and climate conditions contribute to Florida’s leading role in the industry.

As we look to the future, Florida’s challenge is to build upon these strengths and continue its pace toward a strong, diverse economy rooted in innovative industries and global commerce. Our best days are before us. Therefore, with the hard work of our business community, entrepreneurs, economic developers and state leaders, Florida will stand before the world as a shining symbol of all that can be achieved.

I extend my best wishes for your business success and encourage you to learn more about the boundless opportunities our state offers.


Governor Charlie Crist

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