Why Florida + Facts & Figures

  • Facts & Figures
  • #2

    In the US for the Number of Aviation & Aerospace Establishments * (1)

  • 16,019+

    Aerospace-related Companies * (2)

  • 151,460+

    Aerospace-related Employees

Why Florida?

A Global Leader in the Aerospace Industry.

Florida is an unquestioned leader 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.

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Florida’s Gateway to Space.

Working in conjunction with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the United States Space 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.

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