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Expand or Relocate to Florida

Florida Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Florida

FL business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Florida


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
5.5%. No corporate income tax on limited partnerships or subchapter S Corps. State uses a “Single Factor Gross Receipts” apportionment formula.

Sales Tax
6%. Exemptions include: Machinery & equipment used by a new or expanding manufacturer; electricity used in manufacturing; certain boiller fuels used in manufacturing; semiconductor, defense, and space technology-based transactions involving manufacturing equipment.; machinery and equipment used in research and development. Zero sales tax for Florida manufacturers purchasing equipment in Florida.

Property Tax
No property tax on business inventories or goods-in-transit for 180 days. Property tax exemption on new or expanding businesses.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
10% Fabricated metal products
10% Electronic and other electric equipment
10% Food and kindred products
9% Industrial machinery and equipment
9% Printing and publishing

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles & Fire Control Div. (Orlando) - 3,700
CSX Corp. (Jacksonville) - 3,600
Harris Corp. (Palm Bay) - 3,590
Northrop Grumman Corp. (Melbourne) - 3,500
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Fort Lauderdale) - 3,000
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando) - 3,000
SHL Pharma, LLC (Deerfield Beach) - 3,000
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Miami-Dade - 67,368
Broward - 60,412
Orange - 48,548
Duval - 46,561
Pinellas - 44,293

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Jacksonville - 45,964
Miami - 40,520
Orlando - 40,316
Tampa - 32,318
Fort Lauderdale - 18,273

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Enterprise Zone Tax Credits
• No State Personal Income Tax
• Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund (QTI)
• Qualified Defense and Space Contractor Tax Refund (QDSC)
• Capital Investment Tax Credit (CITC)
• Jobs for the Unemployed Tax Credit Program (JUTC)
• Quick Response Training Program (QRT)
• Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)
• Economic Development Transportation Fund
• Rural Community Development Revolving Loan Fund; Rural Infrastructure Fund
• Brownfield Redevelopment Bonus Refund
• High Impact Performance Incentive Grant (HIPI)
• Local Government Distressed Area Matching Grant Program (LDMG)
• Manufacturing and Spaceport Investment Incentive Program

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from Florida

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