North Florida Economic Development Partnership
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Manufacturing Industry in North Central Florida

Building Component Design and Manufacturing

North Central Florida’s strength in wood products and fabricated metals, two key components of the building component design and manufacturing sector, making this a growth industry in the region.

Labor Pool

Florida has a strong, skilled manufacturing workforce, which represents about 5% of the state's workforce. Additionally, the state's multicultural and multilingual workforce provides Florida manufacturers with an excellent advantage in conducting business overseas.

Workforce Development

The Quick Response Training (QRT) and Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) Programs are valued and frequently utilized programs by expanding and relocating businesses. To explore or find highly skilled candidates for your company, please visit Employ Florida or contact the NFEDP for more information.

A Statewide Perspective

  • Manufacturing ranks 16th based on contribution (approximately 5%) to Florida’s gross state product.
  • There are over 14,000 manufacturers, that employ approximately 329,000 manufacturing employees
  • Small companies make up 71% of Florida’s manufacturers
  • Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville are Florida’s top industrial cities, accounting for 20% of the state’s manufacturers

Major Manufactoring Employers


For a complete list of the region's largest employers Click Here.