December 6, 2022
Stake Your Future on Florida

Stake Your Future on Florida

| 11/8/2021

The year 2020 will long be remembered by business owners, but not necessarily in a positive way. It’s the year we all first heard the word “COVID-19” and subsequently found ourselves dealing with uncertainty minute-by-minute and on a sometimes gargantuan scale.

And now here we are … one year past the start of a worldwide pandemic that we hope to never see again. What have we learned? That we’re more resilient than we thought we were and that challenging times can often bring out the best in us. Maintaining day-to-day business operations — and sometimes just keeping the doors open — was often difficult in 2020, but rarely impossible. And perhaps the biggest surprise through it all is how many people used their downtime during the pandemic to launch a new business they’d always dreamed of or take an existing one to another level or locale.

What about you? Did uncertainty — even downright fear — keep you from crossing state lines to relocate an established business or start a new one in 2020? Now that a whole year has gone by and the toughest times are behind us here in Florida, there’s optimism in the air. After all, doers and dreamers have been staking their fortunes and futures on the Sunshine State for close to 500 years. If they found success here, why not you too?

Florida is open for business. Dust off those entrepreneurial skills. Revisit the expansion you’ve considered. There’s no better time to take charge of your company’s future, so just do it — right here, right now.

And do plan to settle in for the long haul. Because not only is this a great place to work and live right now, thanks to top 10 rankings for affordability and quality of life, Florida is No. 1 on WalletHub’s 2021 list of “Best States to Retire.”

Florida's Top Assets
At A Glance

Civilian Labor Force

10.6 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Total Personal Income

$1.1 trillion
4th highest in the U.S.


21.5 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product

$1.1 trillion
4th largest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income

2nd highest in the Southeast

For specific information about how your business can be a part of Florida’s success story, call Enterprise Florida at (407) 956-5647.



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