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Logistics and Distribution

Florida’s multi-modal infrastructure takes expedited service to the next level.

Logistics and Distribution Operations

With the second-largest foreign trade zone network in the U.S., Florida is an ideal location for logistics and distribution operations.

Home to 11,500+ of logistics and distribution establishments and the second-largest foreign trade zone network in the nation, Florida is the ideal choice for logistics, supply chain and distribution companies to locate. Nearly every major global logistics integrator has a presence in Florida. The broader wholesale trade, transportation, and logistics industry in Florida accounts for over 67,000+ establishments and employs more than half a million talented individuals across the state. As the Western Hemisphere’s commercial gateway, Florida is a top choice for any company in search of global access and a direct path to rapidly expanding markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Rankings

$67.7 Billion Total Florida Exports 2022 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
#4 Largest Economy in the U.S. 2022 Bureau of Economic Analysis
Logistics Workforce
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Logistics Workforce

With more than half a million professionals working in the logistics and distribution industry, Florida’s specialized workforce is never in short supply. And top logistics and distribution companies have already taken notice and established a presence in the state.

Favorable Business Climate
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Favorable Business Climate

With industry-specific tax advantages, such as no property tax on business inventories or goods in transit for up to 180 days, as well as an overall favorable tax structure and streamlined regulations, Florida provides a stable economy for domestic shippers that do business with overseas trading partners. Additionally, Florida’s attractive 0% personal state income tax is another reason the state consistently ranks among the best in the nation for business operations.

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Infrastructure

With one of the most extensive multi-modal transportation systems in the world — giving you the ability to move your product anywhere across the globe — and multiple high-speed data transmission hubs, Florida sets the standard for getting your products and services to market — fast. In Florida, your business will have access to more than 100 airports, 15 deep-water ports within 90 miles of any business, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks, over 120,000 miles of roads, and state-of-the-art connectivity.

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Joel Gunter Senior Manager, Economic Development (407) 956-5633 joel.gunter@commerce.fl.gov
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