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There’s no doubt about it, Florida is a business-friendly state. From the state’s advantageous corporate tax structure to a wide-array of incentives designed to spur economic growth, there are many reasons why companies choose to do business in Florida.

  • Florida’s corporate tax structure is among the best in the nation. In fact, we’ve been ranked Top 5 in the U.S. by The Tax Foundation in its Small Business Tax Climate Index since 2007.
  • Our workforce is ranked No. 1 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • Florida is the No. 2 best state for business, according to Chief Executive Magazine.
  • Florida ranks as the 3rd largest state for high-tech establishments (TechAmerica Cyberstates).
  • Among U.S. states, Florida ranks as the 3rd largest exporter of high-tech goods and services (TechAmerica Cyberstates).

Florida has one of the world’s most impressive mutli-modal transportation systems. In addition to an extensive highway and railway network, the system features:

  • 19 commercial airports
  • 15 deepwater seaports
  • 3 spaceports, including the two of only 8 commercially licensed spaceports in the U.S.

Financial success starts with a great place to live:

  • About $7 billion invested annually in R&D in Florida.
  • Continuously ranked as one of the “most desirable places to live,” Florida has no personal income tax.
  • Incentives for job creation, investment and training offered at the state and local community level.

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