Florida ranks 8th in the nation in state-origin exports, which reached US$57.2 billion in 2018. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Widely recognized as a global hub for the Western Hemisphere, Florida accounts for 29% of total U.S. trade with Latin America and the Caribbean. (U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division)
Why Freight Matters
From agriculture to satellites to your morning coffee, freight impacts almost every facet of daily life. The broader wholesale trade, transportation and logistics industry is home to more than 70,000 companies, employing 630,000 Floridians.
Florida passed New York to become the 3rd most populous state, and multimodal infrastructure now supports more than 20 million residents and over 100 million tourists annually. From road to rail, to airports, seaports, and spaceports Florida will get your people, products and ideas to the world – fast.
For more information, reach out to FREIGHT@dot.state.fl.us
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