Major EmployersFlorida’s major employers cover a variety of industries.
Startups, Mid-Size Businesses and Fortune 500 Companies Choose Florida
Florida residents seek employment across a multitude of sectors from finance and manufacturing to life sciences and aviation and aerospace.
Companies in Florida cover all major industries. From Publix and ADT to Mitsubishi Power Americas and Embraer North America, Florida’s biggest companies cover a variety of sectors and industries. It leads with aviation & aerospace, fintech, manufacturing and life sciences among many others.
Some of the biggest companies employing workers in Florida include multinational businesses that take advantage of the state’s unique position as a gateway to Latin America. Add to that a highly skilled workforce and favorable tax laws, and it becomes clear why Florida is a top pick for foreign enterprises looking to create a presence in the U.S.
Aviation & Aerospace
For more than five decades, Florida has been synonymous with space flight. The greatest launches in history lifted off from the Space Coast and that continues today with leaders like United Launch Alliance, SpaceX and Blue Origin. Additionally, some of the world’s largest aviation companies – Embraer, Boeing, Piper – all have a major presence here.
Health and Pharmaceuticals
Innovators like KRS Biotechnology, based in Boca Raton, make up the more than 260 companies in the biotech industry. With Florida ranked No. 2 in the country for creating FDA-approved medical devices, this segment alone produces over 19,000 jobs. More than 4,500 researchers support some 220 pharmaceutical labs while over 726,000 people work within the healthcare system.
The 170 banks that have bases in Florida can’t be wrong. With high concentrations in Miami and Jacksonville, there are more than 97,000 service establishments supporting the financial sector statewide. Companies like The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, for example, help to enhance the performance of financial institutions. The industry supports some 897,500 jobs throughout Florida.