10 Industries Driving the Sunshine State

Part 1

With small businesses and entrepreneurs coming into their own at an exceedingly high pace, the question on everyone’s mind is what industry should I get into? Where should I start my business? Depending on what type of business you want to start (local or online), there are many choices, but in most recent years it seems that more and more people are starting businesses in Florida. The reason everyone is flocking to the Sunshine State is due to these 10 industries that are driving the economic growth at a dynamic level:

1) Construction

Florida’s construction industry has been steadily growing over the past few years. In 2017, Florida showed an increase of over 7% in new construction jobs added, making it 4th in the nation in job growth. The Northeast Florida Builders Association reported an increase in new building permits issued—up more than 1,000 from the previous year to almost 9,000 permits.

This increase in need for construction work coincides with the booming real estate industry. With Florida being a coveted location for vacationers, snow birds, celebrities and just plain ol’ warm weather & beach-lovers, many people are investing in properties and land. As the many years and weather conditions create wear and tear on the buildings, many people decide to completely rebuild from the ground up. For others, it’s simply an alternate style choice.

2) Retail

The retail industry in Florida is holding strong and moving forward, bringing in over $3 billion in sales during 2017. New retail businesses are filling the voids left by big-box retailers who have vacated shopping centers in major cities. South Florida is showing the strongest expansion in retail, with the Miami area netting almost $900 million in sales last year.

Whether it’s a boutique soap company, beach-y clothing line, or an artisanal donut shop, South Florida is the place to bring all your ideas and entrepreneurial spirit.

3) Consulting

If you have an abundance of knowledge to share with other businesses, why not consider becoming a consultant? The most successful businesses in the world didn’t get there by chance, they hire other professionals to help them along the way, whether it’s with marketing, design or even building strategy.

The consulting industry in Florida has made significant headway in the last few years—in a recent report on the fastest growing consulting firms around the world, three Florida firms found themselves among the top 50. Orlando is fast becoming a growing hub for multi-million dollar consulting firms like Deloitte, KPMG, and ADP.

4) Real Estate

As we have already mentioned, the Real Estate industry has grown in leaps and bounds in Florida over the past few years. More people are flocking to the Sunshine State looking for more than just sunny days, but a piece of property in paradise. Snowbirds are choosing AirBnBs instead of lavish estates that go vacant over the rest of the year. Celebrities are always looking for a new home to add to their vacation collection. The Florida appeal is there, waiting for people to sell it.

Florida’s real estate industry has been steadily increasing, particularly in South Florida where luxury home sales have been consistently growing. And in the northern part of the state, the average home price in Jacksonville has jumped over seven percent since last year. Additionally, the commercial side of the real estate industry in Florida comes in third place in the country—a positive effect from the expansion in other industries (retail, consulting, healthcare, professional).

5) Entertainment

With all the bright lights, flamingos and art deco filling the feeds of Instagram Influencers, Miami and South Florida in general are in the spotlight and everyone is dying to come to where the party is.

Miami is seeing the largest volume of new entertainment business formations in the state, possibly bolstered by the influx of tourists over the last year — a record-breaking 15 million visitors flooded Miami and spent over $25 million in the city. The leisure and hospitality industry added almost 150,000 new jobs over the past year, further bolstering the city’s economy.

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