Florida: Economic Surge Much More than Tourism

Down to Business

  • Florida’s biggest industry is tourism, with 87.3 million visitors in 2011 (a record number) and an economic impact of $67 billion on Florida’s economy.
  • Florida leads the Southeast in farm income. Florida produces about 67 percent of the U.S. oranges and accounts for about 40 percent of the world’s orange juice supply.
  • Florida is a global leader in international trade ($158 billion in 2013), foreign direct investment, and is home to the country’s second largest foreign trade zone network in the nation.

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