A Guide to Federal Issues

By: Florida Chamber Foundation

 

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Florida’s military and defense industries are an incredible economic driver for Florida. Consider the following:

  • Approximately $80 billion worth of economic activity happens because of Florida’s military and defense industries- that’s nearly 10 percent of Florida’s economy
  • Florida’s military and defense industries help support nearly 775,000 Florida jobs
  • There are more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida home
  • Florida ranks among the top three states with the highest number of veteran-owned businesses

As Florida works toward a future that will need 2 million more net new jobs, in the midst of technological advancements, industry disruption, base realignments and more, our state must be ready to support the future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans.

Resources

Florida Chamber Foundation Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit

The Future of Military, Defense and Veterans Florida Wins animated video

The Florida Defense Task Force
Enterprise Florida

Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs