As the nation’s third-largest tech industry, 38,000+ high tech companies call Florida home.
The long-established Florida technology industry offers a broad range of expertise, from software to photonics to modeling, simulation and training. Since the birth of the IBM PC in Boca Raton, many other big tech companies have found a home in Florida. Together, they employ over 480,000 Floridians.
With more than 480,000 IT professionals currently employed throughout the Sunshine State, Florida ranks No. 4 for high-tech employment in the U.S. The state ranks at the top for employment in communications equipment manufacturing, telecommunications, and computer systems design.
From Verizon’s NAP of the Americas facility to Florida Lambda Rail, Florida has some of the fastest and most widely available wireless networks in the country.
Florida offers a wide-ranging area of IT expertise. With established businesses operating in the areas of microelectronics, photonics, digital media, modeling, simulation, and more, there are also a number of emerging fields in the broader IT industry as well.