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SelectFlorida provides information and assistance to Spanish companies interested in establishing operations in Florida or identifying strategic partners in Florida.

Providing Assistance to Spanish Companies

If you are a Florida company interested in exporting to the Spanish market, please click here.

Conexiones entre España y Florida

Como principal centro de negocios en las Américas, Florida ofrece ventajas únicas para las empresas españolas que buscan oportunidades de negocio en el hemisferio occidental, fabrican productos en Florida para exportarlos al resto del mundo, ubican sedes regionales o nacionales, o simplemente utilizan la excelente infraestructura logística de Florida para acceder a mercados estratégicos. Prueba de ello es que más de 500 empresas españolas líderes han establecido operaciones en Florida.


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Florida: A Magnet for International Companies



  • In 2022, total bilateral merchandise trade between Florida and Spain was nearly $1.7 billion, making it Florida’s 6th largest bilateral merchandise trade partner in the EU and 29th largest partner overall.
  • Florida exports to Spain totaled $362 million in 2022, making Spain the state’s 38th largest export market. Leading export commodities include civilian aircraft, yachts, plants for pharmaceutical or perfume use, vaccines, and phones.
  • Florida imports from Spain totaled $1,371 million in 2022, making Spain Florida’s 22nd largest source for imports. Leading import commodities include unglazed ceramic pavers & tiles, perfumes, oil, biodiesel, and molluscs.
Foreign Direct Investment
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Foreign Direct Investment

  • Based on the most current statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Spain is the 15th largest foreign direct investor in Florida, with Spanish-owned affiliates accounting for more than 5,500 Florida jobs.
  • EU Ranking: Spain is also the 7th largest EU investor in Florida in terms of employment, following Sweden and preceding Belgium.
  • Spanish affiliates in Florida were estimated to have total holdings of USD $1.3 billion in gross property, plant, and equipment in 2020.
  • According to the Trade Commission of Spain in Miami (ICEX) and the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s database of foreign-owned affiliates in Florida, there are more than 500 Spanish companies operating in Florida.
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Florida is home to hundreds of airports, including commercial and general aviation airports, 15 deep-water ports, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks and over 122,000 miles of highway to move your products and services to market. Additionally, Florida is the world’s largest telecommunications gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, with state-of-the-art connectivity supported by 61,000+ total fiber miles, 47,000+ fiber-connected buildings and 275 data center locations to ensure unparalleled global connectivity.

Cultural Ties
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Cultural Ties

It’s estimated that over 22% of Florida’s population is Spanish-speaking, and Miami County has emerged as the epicenter of Spanish culture in Florida, with the majority of Spanish-owned establishments in the state locating their offices in Miami-Dade County. Also, Miami is one of the few cities in the world that has six official Spanish institutions. Florida has Sister-City partnerships with Barcarrota, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Granada, Mataro, Madrid, Murcia, Almonte, Valladolid, Oviedo, Macharaviaya, Ciudadella de Menorca and Figueres.

Our Location

Our Location

SelectFlorida – Spain Office
Paseo de la Castellana 164, 6ºD
28046 Madrid, Spain

Let’s Connect. We’re here to help.

Gonzalo Arance Deputy Director (34-91) 781-3483
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