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Target Industries

South Central Florida’s economic development executives have identified Target Industries that are an ideal fit to our workforce, education and transportation infrastructure:

Below is a chart of South Central Florida’s 2010 (preliminary) average annual employment and wages as it compares to the State of Florida.

Average Annual Employment, % by Category, 2010 preliminary

HeartlandFlorida
Natural Resource & Mining20.15%1.20%
Construction4.13%4.90%
Manufacturing3.65%4.30%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities17.25%20.50%
Information0.53%1.90%
Financial Activities2.73%6.60%
Professional & Business Services4.48%14.70%
Education & Health Services11.98%14.80%
Leisure and Hospitality7.02%12.90%
Other Services1.78%3.20%
Government24.22%15.00%

Average Annual Wage, 2010 preliminary

HeartlandFlorida
Natural Resource & Mining$25,446$24,287
Construction$30,111$41,088
Manufacturing$45,704$51,847
Trade, Transportation and Utilities$32,256$37,111
Information$37,371$61,487
Financial Activities$38,302$57,043
Professional & Business Services$29,337$49,155
Education & Health Services$35,562$43,685
Leisure and Hospitality$16,110$21,448
Other Services$21,279$29,608
Government$38,847$47,360