Why Florida is the Best State for New Military Missions and Defense Manufacturing
Florida makes a compelling case to host new military missions or defense manufacturing businesses. In addition to its existing installations, capabilities, and unique geography, Florida has additional advantages that make a decision to establish or expand a defense organization an easy one. Read below to see why Florida should be your organization’s top choice.
In 2023, U.S. News and World Report ranked Florida’s education systems the best in the nation for the seventh year in a row. (#14 Pre-K-12 and #1 Higher Education) Highlights from Florida’s number-one ranking include:
Business Friendly Tax Environment
The 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index ranked Florida #4 for Business Tax Climate. The index showed Florida ranked in the top 15 for five of the six tax categories. They were:
Florida’s tax structure allows it to outrank its peer states and make a compelling case that it is the most business-friendly state in the nation.
Florida is a Veteran Friendly State
Florida prides itself on being the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. As a result of Florida’s pro-veteran actions, the U.S. Veterans Administration reports Florida maintains the third-highest veteran population, just behind California and Texas. Some of the actions Florida has taken to show its appreciation for veterans include:
Florida believes veterans are highly qualified employee candidates who understand the needs of national security so it works to retain service members whose final duty station is Florida in state and make a strong case for out of state veterans to move to Florida.
For more information on the benefits Florida provides its veterans, please click on the Advantage Florida Military Benefits Guide.