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#4 Infrastructure

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Top 5 Reasons to do Business in Florida

#4 Infrastructure

Florida has long been a logistics champ, and now the world is taking notice.

| 9/20/2012
In 2011, Business Facilities magazine ranked Florida’s infrastructure No. 2 among all U.S. states; in 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Chamber Foundation ranked Florida No. 1 among the nation’s 10 best-performing infrastructure states.

SEAPORTS

• 14 deepwater ports, at least one of which is within 90 miles of every Florida business

• Increases in container capacity, cranes and berths under way at many ports to accommodate post-Panamax ships

AIRPORTS

• 19 commercial airports offering non-stop scheduled service to more than 120 domestic and international destinations

• More direct flights to Latin American and Caribbean destinations than all other U.S. airports combined

SPACEPORTS

• 2 of only 8 FAA-licensed U.S. commercial spaceports

ROADS

• 12,085-mile state highway system, plus 110,000 miles of other public roads

RAIL

• 2,786 miles of main route rail lines connect major business centers and distribution nodes

TELECONNECTIONS

• One of the world’s top 5 telecom hubs

• Network Access Point (NAP) in Miami, a major switching station for Internet traffic coming into and out of Latin America

• High-speed networks, such as Florida LambdaRail and LA Grid, facilitate R&D efforts

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