Connex Florida

Connex Florida is an online capabilities database and connection platform created for Florida manufacturers. Connex helps your company adapt to changing market demands, connect to an array of resources and locate new business opportunities by identifying new suppliers and customers.

The Connex Florida platform contains in-depth information on a broad scale along with detailed search functions to find specific manufacturers’ production capabilities, including equipment and manufacturing processes, as well as industry certifications, material types, industry sectors, NAICS and SIC codes, and more.

The result is an innovative platform that allows buyers and suppliers to search through thousands of local and national manufacturers to quickly find those that match their needs. In an instant, discover the services companies provide, build user relationships with one another, and decrease gaps in the supply chain.

Using the Connex Florida Exchange Center, businesses connect by posting and responding to RFQs, RFIs, and RFPs, leading to new market opportunities. By gathering industries under one platform, Connex Florida can strengthen our supply chain, and significantly improve production integrity, accuracies, and efficiencies in our manufacturing ecosystems.


Connex Florida is free to manufacturers and those performing manufacturing research and development in Florida


This online database serves to streamline critical connections between Florida manufacturers and businesses in need of their products. The platform helps to identify “Made in Florida” and “Made in USA” resources, as well as industry-specific capabilities, certifications, and small business designations. Manufacturers can post or browse information about specific sourcing needs or strengthen weak points in their current supply chain.


Supply Chain Visualization

Identify and Mitigate Risk in Your Supply Chain: CONNEX significantly reduces risk such as: Financial Risk, Export/ Trade Risk, Single Supplier Risk, Relationship Risk and more.
Find Alternate Suppliers: CONNEX can automatically identify potential alternate suppliers whose capabilities and certifications match your supply chain needs. You can quickly review manufacturer profiles in CONNEX to research and evaluate alternate suppliers prior to contacting them.
Customize Supply Visual Alerts: Powerful filtering tools and visual alerts allow manufacturers to quickly see and act on potential issues in their supply chain.

Accurate & Extensive Manufacturing Database

  • Extensive depth of data which leads to deep functionality
  • Multi-source supply chain resiliency
  • Accurate, up-to-date data provided by manufacturers, buyers, and national and state partners
  • Ability to upload capability statements that are index-able and searchable
  • 5 Step process for data accuracy and verification
  • All supply chain organizations verified by U.S. Government blacklists from the Department of State, Department of Commerce, and Department of Treasury

Tiered Data Privacy

Connex Florida consists of a multi-tiered data privacy system to protect sensitive data and information. While manufacturers own and manage all data in their profile, the data is protected and only visible based on privacy tiers and the level of access that an organization is subscribed for within the system (state or national).​

- Contact information, such as address, phone, website, etc. is available to vetted manufacturers with a Connex Florida or Connex Marketplace login.​

- Sensitive data, such as equipment, materials, and processes, is only available to vetted manufacturers with a Connex Florida or Connex Marketplace login.​

- Confidential data, such as supply chain information, is completely private and is only available to you, the manufacturer, and those who you specify to have access to see that information.

Marketplace Exchange Center

In the Connex Florida Exchange Center, businesses can connect and discover new market opportunities by posting and responding to RFQs, RFIs, and RFPs.

The Connex Marketplace Exchange Center also contains a surplus material area for repurposing and facilitating the reuse of valuable materials. The platform links manufacturers that have usable waste to other organizations or companies who can use it- thus decreasing waste in the industry.

Our FloridaMakes Supplier Development team is available to identify qualified manufacturers and ascertain if they fulfill their needs. Having a choice of manufacturers reduces single source risks by gaining alternative suppliers in times of disaster.