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.
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:
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.
A study of how parents in Brevard County, FL view manufacturing careers.
The following data is from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (2019).
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 graphic.
|Manufacturing Sector||2017 Employment|
|Computer and Electronic Products||42,100|
|Fabricated Metal Products||41,400|
|Aerospace Products and Parts||22,300|
|Miscellaneous Durable Goods||32,400|
|Printing and Related Support Activities||17,500|
*Source: Department of Economic Opportunity (October 2017)
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
*Source: Enterprise Florida