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FLORIDA’S HEARTLAND

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 Heartland Florida
Natural Resource & Mining 20.15% 1.20%
Construction 4.13% 4.90%
Manufacturing 3.65% 4.30%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 17.25% 20.50%
Information 0.53% 1.90%
Financial Activities 2.73% 6.60%
Professional & Business Services 4.48% 14.70%
Education & Health Services 11.98% 14.80%
Leisure and Hospitality 7.02% 12.90%
Other Services 1.78% 3.20%
Government 24.22% 15.00%

 

Average Annual Wage, 2010 preliminary Heartland Florida
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

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