Manufacturing contributes more than $40 billion to Florida’s $1 trillion economy. In fact, for every 10 jobs in Florida’s export-oriented manufacturing, 12 additional jobs are created in transportation, warehousing and retail. Florida has more than 330,000 manufacturing employees earning more than $54,000 annually, which is higher than Florida’s average wage. The impact of manufacturing on Florida’s economy is significant. 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. Florida’s business community and government must work together to address the manufacturing industry’s workforce needs. To help the Florida Chamber fight for you in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C., please take a moment to complete our executive survey.
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