Florida manufacturers are a powerful economic engine for the state's economy. ManyFlorida manufacturing operations benefit from the presence of advanced research facilities at Florida's universities and colleges, military installations, and NASA.The industry cluster counts nearly 18,000 manufacturers
who employ some 311,300 workers across the state.Diverse and Stable Industry
: Florida's manufacturing industries are diverse and include companies in traditional manufacturing industries, such as plastics, food processing and printing, as well as those that are engaged in breakthrough technologies, like electronics, medical devices and aviation/aerospace.Competent Workforce
: Florida has a strong, skilled manufacturing workforce, which represents about 5% of the state's workforce. Additionally, the state's multicultural and multilingual workforce provides Florida manufacturers with an excellent advantage in conducting business overseas.
Florida has the Employ Florida Banner Center for Manufacturing
and workforce training programs that are responsive to industry needs, resulting in greater growth and profitability for Florida manufacturers.