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Florida has always been a magnet for dreamers and doers. It was, after all, to this place that explorers from the old world came to plant their first permanent settlement in the new. And it was from this place a little more than four centuries later that another band of explorers left to plant their footprints on the moon.

Today, dozens of dreamers and doers stake their futures on Florida each year by relocating or expanding their businesses here.

Why here, why now? Read More »

Ideally Sited for Success

Florida is an eclectic mix of eight economic development regions, at least one of which is right for you and your business. From Naples up to Jacksonville and from Pensacola down to Miami and the Florida Keys, this state boasts a blend of cutting-edge innovation and kickback style that is second to none. In any region of Florida, you are never more than 50 miles from a postsecondary educational institution or 90 miles from a deep water port. It’s a good bet you’ll find a golf course, theme park, shopping mall and/or sandy beach within close proximity too.

The Regions

FLORIDA AT A GLANCE

Population 20.98 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Civilian Labor Force 10.1 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product $1.0 trillion
4th largest in the U.S.

Total Personal Income $1.0 trillion
4th highest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income $47,684
2nd in the Southeast

Households 8,528,264

Total Earnings $539.4 billion

Total Retail Sales $339.9 billion

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FLORIDA BY THE NUMBERS

Population 20.98 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Civilian Labor Force 10.1 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product $1.0 trillion
4th largest in the U.S.

Total Personal Income $1.0 trillion
4th highest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income $47,684
2nd in the Southeast

Households 8,528,264

Total Earnings $539.4 billion

Total Retail Sales $339.9 billion

Northwest
North Central
Northeast
Tampa Bay
East Central
Southwest
South Central
Southeast
Northwest

Airports
• Destin-Fort Walton Beach
• Northwest Florida Beaches International
• Pensacola International
• Tallahassee International

Seaports
• Port Panama City
• Port of Pensacola
• Port of Port St. Joe

Northwest
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Key Demographics

Population 1,468,387
Labor Force 680,982
Households 598,263
Total Earnings $35.17B
Med. Per Cap. Income $35,665
Total Retail Sales $20.92B

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

North Central

North Central
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Key Demographics

Population 915,342
Labor Force 386,427
Households 389,204
Total Earnings $17.41B
Med. Per Cap. Income $31,7906
Total Retail Sales $11.74B

Airports
• Gainesville Regional

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

Northeast

Northeast
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Key Demographics

Population 1,688,954
Labor Force 829,624
Households 691,590
Total Earnings $46.0B
Med. Per Cap. Income $43,705
Total Retail Sales $24.76B

Airports
• Jacksonville International
• Northeast Florida Regional

Seaports
• JAXPORT
• Port of Fernandina

Spaceports
• Cecil Spaceport

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay
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Key Demographics

Population 4,728,199
Labor Force 2,213,349
Households 2,003,003
Total Earnings $115.9B
Med. Per Cap. Income $43,205
Total Retail Sales $70.83B

Airports
• St. Peteg-Clearwater International
• Sarasota Bradenton International
• Tampa International

Seaports
• Port Manatee
• Port of St. Petersburg
• Port Tampa Bay

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

East Central

East Central
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Key Demographics

Population 3,762,850
Labor Force 1,853,483
Households 1,477,482
Total Earnings $95.07B
Med. Per Cap. Income $46,659
Total Retail Sales $64.51B

Airports
• Daytona Beach International
• Orlando Melbourne International
• Orlando International
• Orlando Sanford International

Seaports
• Port Canaveral

Spaceports
• Cape Canaveral Spaceport

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

Southwest
Southwest

Southwest
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Key Demographics

Population 1,294,137
Labor Force 577,790
Households 551,241
Total Earnings $28.03B
Med. Per Cap. Income $48,592
Total Retail Sales $21.71B

Airports
• Punta Gorda
• Southwest Florida International

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

Southwest
South Central

South Central
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Key Demographics

Population 262,862
Labor Force 98,518
Households 105,534
Total Earnings $3.67B
Med. Per Cap. Income $28,004
Total Retail Sales $2.69B

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

Southeast

Southeast
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Key Demographics

Population 6,863,649
Labor Force 3,454,095
Households 2,711,947
Total Earnings $198.2B
Med. Per Cap. Income $73,564
Total Retail Sales $122.68B

Airports
• Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International
• Key West International
• Miami International
• Palm Beach International

Seaports
• Port Everglades
• Port of Fort Pierce
• Port of Key West
• PortMiami
• Port of Palm Beach

Sources: US Census Bureau, 2017; Labor Market Statistics Center, Florida DEO 2017; Woods & Poole Economics, 2018

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