Florida ManuFacts

Florida ManuFacts

Welcome to Florida ManuFacts, where we’ll share data and industry information from a variety of state and national sources with insight on Florida’s manufacturing sector.

Florida Manufacturing – Economic Analysis by Geographic Region

As part of our work to strengthen Florida manufacturing, FloridaMakes, with support from the Regional Manufacturers Associations and CareerSource Florida, has developed an in-depth economic analysis of Florida's manufacturing by geographic region. The research was conducted by IHS.

The resulting manufacturing sector profiles provide data that can be used to determine, document and report future growth patterns of emerging and existing manufacturing subsectors in the state, and to enhance strategic planning for workforce training and economic development opportunities and other manufacturing sector needs.

Click on any of the following to access the manufacturing sector profile by region:

2016 Rural Manufacturing

A study conducted in rural areas of Florida reveals that wages earned by those working in the manufacturing sector were among the highest locally compared to other industries and were almost 33% higher than average earnings in 2016.

Did you know?

The following data is from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (2017).

  • Florida is home to more than 20,000 manufacturing companies.
  • Manufacturing accounts for 6.4% of Florida’s Gross State Product and 359,900 high-wage jobs in Florida, with an average wage of $57,369.
  • 80% of Florida manufacturers have 20 or fewer employees.
  • Florida manufacturers produce a variety of goods including aerospace products, batteries, food and beverages, communications equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, semiconductors, boats, and more.

Every $1 in manufactured goods produces $3.60 in other sectors (Source:  Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, 2016).

Florida’s largest manufacturing segments, by employment, and areas of manufacturing clusters, are highlighted in the following graphics, courtesy of Enterprise Florida.

Employment in Florida’s Largest Manufacturing Segments

Manufacturing Sector 2014 Employment
Computer and Electronic Products 40,656
Transportation Equipment 37,290
Fabricated Metal Products 34,537
Food 29,726
Medical Equipment & Miscellaneous 30,442
Machinery 24,791
Chemicals 18,599
Printing and Related Support Activities 17,134
Nonmetallic Mineral Products 18,437
Plastics and Rubber Products 12303

*Source:  Enterprise Florida

Areas of Excellence in Florida: Advanced manufacturing, including electronic components aerospace and defense products, metal fabrication, and medical equipment.

Select Companies in Florida: Actavis Inc., Danfoss Turbocor, Embraer, Gerdau Ameristell, Harris, HEICO, Jabil, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Power Systems, Motorola, Siemens Power Systems, Sun Hydraulics

Florida's Manufacturing Cluster

*Source:  Enterprise Florida

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