February 8, 2023
Right Time, Right Place

Florida's top assets

Right Time, Right Place

| 11/9/2022

News flash: Florida is red hot! And we’re not talking temperatures here. We’re talking human migration.

For the first time in nearly five years, according to Atlas Van Lines, inbound, out-of-state relocations to Florida are outpacing the outbound variety by a margin of 59% to 41%.

People from all over the world are looking to settle in the Sunshine State ... and no wonder. After two years of business uncertainty and personal disruptions fueled by lockdowns, closures and restrictive COVID-19 measures, people just want a way out. And what better place to launch a restart than easy, breezy Florida?

There’s optimism here, you can feel it in the air. After all, doers and dreamers have been staking their fortunes and futures on the Sunshine State for close to 500 years. If they found success here, why not you too?

Florida is fully open for business, so come on down. Dust off those entrepreneurial skills. Revisit the expansion you’ve been dreaming about or start a brand new business — the one you’ve dreamed about for years. There’s no better time than now to make a significant change. So take charge of your future and start packing your stuff. We’re anxious to meet you.

And by all means, do plan to settle in for the long haul. Because not only is Florida a great place to work and live right now, thanks to its top rankings for affordability and quality of life, this state continues to hold the No. 1 position on WalletHub’s list of “Best States to Retire” in 2022.

We look forward to welcoming you home.

Florida's Top Assets
At A Glance


21.8 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Civilian Labor Force

10.6 million
3rd largest in the U.S.

Gross Domestic Product

$1.2 trillion
4th largest in the U.S.

Per Capita Personal Income

2nd highest in the Southeast

Total Personal Income

$1.1 trillion
4th highest in the U.S.

For information about how your business can become a part of Florida’s ongoing success story, call Enterprise Florida at (407) 956-5647.


Florida's top assets


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