Looking for Direction? Perhaps Florida is the Key
Florida – Where it’s at!
Florida – The Sunshine State – is home to more beaches and coastline than any other continental state. Most people think of Florida as a vacation spot; really it should be spotlighted for innovation and forward thinking. Florida businesses have invested a lot of time and effort to create partnerships to build a thriving manufacturing hub.
In recent years, Florida has staged a tech takeover. The state is home to more than 30,200 tech companies with nearly 312,000 employees! Florida identified a need for a high-tech workforce, and filled that need with their pipeline of universities. Florida Talent? Yea, they have that. They have created partnerships between universities and in-state businesses allowing graduates to obtain careers right out of college. Some of these partnerships include GE Wind Energy in Pensacola and UWF College of Engineering; SAFT in Jacksonville and UNF College of Engineering. These talent pipelines allow Florida’s tech workforce to remain one of the strongest in the country. As a result, unemployment rates in Florida are 3.6%, compared to the national average of 4.1% as of October 2017.
Florida is home to many high tech industries, as it should be. I mean, hello Kennedy Space Center! Florida is home to companies such as Blue Origin – (want to experience space travel, you should really check them out!), EA Tiburon – video game development (seriously who wouldn’t want to get paid to design and play video games), and BRIDG – Manufacturing innovation (want to help build a better, more connected world? Yeah they do that!). The tech industry spans the range, and any business looking for a thriving business climate with high tech employees who embrace new levels of technology would be remiss to not consider Florida.