Florida: the Best Climate for Business in the United States
Without a doubt, Florida’s economy is thriving. Already the 18th largest economy in the world, Florida boasts one of the best business climates in the US. The state’s vast and growing workforce, multi-modal infrastructure, strategic trade location, and quality of life make it an ideal location for companies looking to relocate or expand.
As the official economic development organization of Florida, Enterprise Florida, Inc. is dedicated to job creation and attracting capital investment. “We combine the energy and the flexibility of the private sector with the resources of the public sector,” explained Enterprise Florida’s SVP of International Trade and Business Development, Manuel Mencia. In terms of job creation in Florida, 2013 was a record-breaking year, with over 36,000 jobs created,.
With 15 international offices, including São Paolo, Enterprise Florida is well-positioned to recruit and assist companies with interest in Florida. Accounting for over 12% of Florida’s world trade, Brazil is by far Florida’s largest trade partner. “We’ve only scratched the surface of our relationship with Brazil. Brazil holds incredible economic potential,” said Mr. Mencia.
Enterprise Florida identifies potential relocation and expansion projects that would be mutually beneficial to the company and to Florida. All services provided by Enterprise Florida are free and confidential.