Why Florida + Facts & Figures

  • Facts & Figures
  • #2

    In the US for the Number of Aviation & Aerospace Establishments * (1)

  • 17,144+

    Aerospace-related Companies * (2)

  • 130,000+

    Aerospace-related Employees

Why Florida?

A Global Leader in the Aerospace Industry.

Florida is an unquestioned leader nationally and internationally in the global aerospace industry. Florida consistently ranks in the top five U.S. states for aerospace industry employment, with more than 130,000 employees in 2017. More than 17,144 aerospace-related companies call Florida home, contributing $19 billion in revenues to Florida’s economy.

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Florida’s Gateway to Space.

Working in conjunction with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the United States Air Force, Space Florida offers a variety of facilities spanning across the State of Florida for aerospace companies to research, develop and launch business ventures. Click below to learn more about each of the Space Florida facilities and leasing opportunities.

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Voices of the industry

  • Jeff Bezos - Blue Origin

    We are really evolved to be pioneers. We need the frontier. My vision is I want to see millions of people living and working in space.

    Jeff Bezos - Blue Origin
  • Tony Gingiss – OneWeb Satellites

    Space Florida has laid the foundation for the Space Coast’s renaissance as a hub for “new space” industry.

    Tony Gingiss – OneWeb Satellites
  • Andrew Rush, Made In Space

    Space Florida’s considerable efforts and support have attracted significant commercial space activity to our state. Made In Space is proud to count them as a partner.

    Andrew Rush, Made In Space