Optimizing Opportunities

While Florida is mostly known from its beautiful beaches, golf courses and palm trees there are strong economical drivers that should get anyone’s attention. The workforce is hard working and industrious. With no personal income tax, Floridians are among those that have the highest income after state and local taxes, in the United States. Progressive business policies, innovative partnerships, and positive business climate (Florida voted 2nd best state to do business at CEO Magazine. Additionally Florida provides easy access to Latin and Central America.

As said, Florida is more than its beaches and sunshine (we have that too!).

Our key clusters are primarily in export of goods and services:

  • Agribusiness
  • Aviation | Aerospace | Engineering
  • Business | Financial Services
  • Cleantech
  • Creative Industries
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Sports: Equestrian, Golf, Polo
  • Healthcare
  • IT | Telecommunications
  • International Commerce
  • Life Sciences
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Marine Industries


Some example companies in these clusters:

Agriculture; Florida Crystals, U.S. Sugar Corp., Duda & Sons, Thomas Produce, Sugar Browers Coop.

Aviation, Aerospace, Engineering; Sikorsky Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin, AirLiance Material, B/E Aerospace.

BIO Technology; FAU, Scrippt, Max Planck Institute, STROX,

Corporate Headquarters; Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Shoes for Crews, Office Depot, Oasis Outsourcing

Healthcare; Drug Study Institute, BIOMET 3i,

IT: IBM, 3CInteractive, MobileHelp,

Logistics; Cheney Brothers, Ryder Systems, Walgreens Distribution,

Marine Industries: Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise, Marinetek North America

Security;  G4S Secure Solutions, ADT, Tyco International, Sensormatic,

Sports; Golf: PGA of America, Honda Classic, Jack Nicklaus, Polo, equestrian sports


Additional details in Appendix A.


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