Florida is the 3rd Largest Exporter of High-Tech Goods in the U.S.

By: Melissa Roberts

When people think of Florida-based exports, they tend to think of agricultural products like fruits, sugar, vegetables and other commodities. However, 92 percent of Florida-origin exports are manufactured goods, which create high-skill, high-paying jobs for Floridians and contribute $53.8 billion to Florida’s economy. High-tech products, in particular, accounted for nearly 1 in 4 of Florida’s exports in 2014 and contributed $13.9 billion a year to Florida’s export market, making Florida the 3rd largest exporter of high-tech goods in the nation.

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With research from the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade & Logistics Study 2.0 showing that 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S., what is your business doing to diversify into new markets and become globally competitive?