Florida is a natural contender in the fast-growing cleantech industry with rich natural resources, diverse R&D assets and a focus on commercialization. 

Film and Entertainment Opportunities

Florida is one of the most sought destinations for motion picture, digital media, and television production. Florida’s skilled workforce and large support services network are two of the many reasons why entertainment production in Florida is easy. In addition, the Sunshine State offers state-of-the-art studios and post-production facilities, soundstages, equipment rental houses, talent and casting services, competitive state and local incentives, and a network of local film offices to assist 24/7.

Financial and Professional Services

Florida's more than 122,000 Financial and Professional Services companies employ some 837,000 workers. The state is a global player in the provision of financial/professional services overseas.

Homeland Security & Defense

The state is home to most of the nation’s leading defense contractors, 20 major military installations and 3 unified combatant commands. Florida also has expertise in areas to protect civilian populations.


Florida has remained at the forefront of IT. The state's strengths include diverse sectors such as digital media, modeling, simulation & training, photonics/optics and mobile technologies.

Life Sciences

Florida is home to some of the nation's most highly regarded research centers; numerous biotech, pharmaceutical and medical devices companies; and a comprehensive, high quality health care system.

Logistics and Distribution

Nearly every major global logistics integrator already has a presence in Florida. Additionally, the broader wholesale trade, transportation and logistics industry employs more than half a million.


Florida’s manufacturing industries cover a wide breadth, including plastics, food processing and printing, as well as electronics, medical devices and aviation and aerospace.


Florida is a national leader in aerospace, commercial flight, and space exploration. From supply chain to test flight, Florida provides a unique and diverse backdrop for your space‐related businesses to thrive and succeed.

Aviation and Aerospace Manufacturing

Florida companies develop and manufacture everything from aircraft engines, parts, avionics, and finished aircraft to guided missiles, air defense systems, and satellite and communications equipment.

Sports Industry Development

Florida assists with developing and promoting professional, amateur, and recreational sports and physical fitness opportunities that produce a thriving Florida sports industry and environment.

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