More than 18,000 companies employing more than 310,000 Floridians provide products, equipment and items that we use every day. The manufacturing industry provides jobs that pay above average salaries—127 percent of the average annual state wage- providing Florida’s families across the state a boost in their communities.
Growing Florida’s manufacturing industry is essential, especially as Florida continues to be a global hub for trade. Florida’s manufacturing industry provides more than 90 percent of Florida exports and creates private-sector jobs while diversifying Florida’s economy.
The impact that the manufacturing industry has on Florida is undeniable. From 2010 to 2012 alone, more than 9,000 new manufacturing jobs were created in Florida. The Florida Chamber is committed to following the recommendations in the Trade and Logistics 2.0 Report, which seeks to create 150,000 new jobs in industries like trade, logistics, manufacturing and exporting.
Competitiveness and prosperity in the 21st century rely on technology, knowledge and innovation. Florida is at the crossroads of the Americas and is in prime position to secure Florida’s future through manufacturing and international trade.
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