Why Florida + Facts & Figures
In the US for the Number of Aviation & Aerospace Establishments * (1)
Aerospace-related Companies * (2)
A Global Leader in the Aerospace Industry.
Florida is an unquestioned leader nationally and internationally in the global aerospace industry. Florida consistently ranks in the top five U.S. states for aerospace industry employment, with more than 130,000 employees in 2017. More than 17,144 aerospace-related companies call Florida home, contributing $19 billion in revenues to Florida’s economy.
Florida’s Gateway to Space.
Working in conjunction with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the United States Air Force, Space Florida offers a variety of facilities spanning across the State of Florida for aerospace companies to research, develop and launch business ventures. Click below to learn more about each of the Space Florida facilities and leasing opportunities.View Facilities
Voices of the industry
We are really evolved to be pioneers. We need the frontier. My vision is I want to see millions of people living and working in space.
Jeff Bezos - Blue Origin
Space Florida has laid the foundation for the Space Coast's renaissance as a hub for "new space" industry.
Tony Gingiss – OneWeb Satellites
Creating an off-Earth economy and multi-planet civilization will safeguard the long term prospects of humanity.
Bob Richards, Moon Express
news and events
Florida’s Space Coast Named “Turnaround of the Year” by SpaceNews
Florida’s Space Coast has been selected Turnaround of the Year for the 2018 Awards for Excellence & Innovation by SpaceNews.
Space Florida, Florida Venture Forum Announce Winners of Florida Aerospace Capital Forum
Axion Technologies, Sensatek Propulsion Technology, Inc., Spintech, LLC Receive Space Florida’s Accelerating Innovation Award
Cape Canaveral Spaceport Shuttle Landing Facility Receives FAA Launch Site Operator License
LSOL Provides New Commercial Capability for the Cape