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Boundless Possibility

Florida has long been a place where dreamers and doers could craft their future. Some 450 years ago, when Florida was still mostly swampland, Spanish explorers recognized its possibility and built the first permanent European settlement here. The rocket scientists who followed in their wake centuries later would launch men to the moon and a rover to Mars from these shores.

Today, dozens of companies choose to stake their futures on Florida by relocating and expanding here each year. Why? Because few states can match Florida’s unparalleled assets: the boundless freedom, markets, potential, opportunity, innovation and quality of life that are desired by all. The possibility of success draws new companies to Florida; the reality of attaining it keeps existing firms at home here for the long term.

Selecting the right site in which to launch or grow a business is never easy. But as you consider the pluses and minuses of possible locations, know that the companies now realizing success in the Sunshine State once wrestled with your same concerns. And while each may have settled here in a different region and for a different reason, they all found their future in Florida.

Florida Assets
At A Glance

Civilian Labor Force

9.8 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Total Personal Income

$944.4 billion
4th highest in the U.S.

Population

20.6 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product

$926.9 billion
4th largest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income

$45,819
2nd highest in the Southeast