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Florida No1 state for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness

Staff writer ▼ | April 24, 2015
Florida ranked first in the United States for aviation manufacturing attractiveness for the second year in a row according to the PwC US 2015 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings.
Florida space
Space industry   According to the PwC
Florida Governor Rick Scott said, "We are proud that Florida has been ranked number one for aviation manufacturing attractiveness for the second year in a row. Aerospace companies like Embraer, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed Martin have experienced great success in our state and have created thousands of job opportunities for our families.

"We are working every day to help Florida out-compete the world as the best place to do business, and I look forward to more aerospace and aviation companies growing in Florida."

The 2015 PwC report ranked states on tax rates, industry size, operating cost and education, and Florida again had an overall ranking of first in the nation. The study used a weighted average of variables such as costs, workforce and number of aerospace companies located in each state.

Florida is home to more than 2,000 aerospace and aviation companies that employ more than 82,000 Floridians and create an annual payroll impact of more than $5 billion in the state.

Florida has long been the world's premier gateway to space, a major hub for flight training and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul), and home to leading manufacturers of all types of aircraft and aircraft components.

Florida's manufacturing sector is also a leading industry with more than 18,000 companies employing more than 311,000 workers around the state. Florida ranks first in the nation in Manufacturing Export Intensity, the percentage of our total manufactured goods that are exported.