Some of the largest businesses have headquarters in Florida today — including 22 Fortune 500 companies.
Florida’s robust infrastructure, diverse talent pool, pro-business climate, competitive cost of doing business and streamlined regulatory environment make it one of the best places for corporate headquarters in the United States. Major international and domestic organizations spanning every industry — from banking to food markets to aerospace and defense — already have headquarters based in the state, and your business will benefit from this established network.
With more than 11 million workers statewide — the third-largest civilian labor force in the U.S. in 2023, Florida’s skilled workers are ready to take your business to the next level. Florida continues to add to its robust and diverse workforce through its world-class educational institutions, which are among the nation’s top performers of R&D and commercialization of technologies.
With a low corporate tax rate of 5.5% and the state sales tax rate of 6%, Florida ranks low compared to other states in the nation in terms of the tax burden placed on its residents and businesses. Plus, the 0% personal income tax is a compelling incentive for business owners looking to attract out-of-state job hunters.
Florida’s strategic geographic location makes it a great place to do business. With the state’s proximity to Latin America, it has emerged as a leading U.S. center for international finance and trade, attracting the offices of the world’s largest foreign and domestic banks. There are 15 global banks with U.S. headquarters located throughout the state. Florida also offers one of the most extensive multi-modal transportation systems in the world, as well as unparalleled global connectivity for its financial and professional services institutions through state-of-the-art connectivity.