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MANUFACTURING

The region’s manufacturing industry is diverse and consists of traditional industries such as food processing, machine tools, and medical devices.  Businesses can improve their bottom line by locating in the Heartland because we offer: 

  • A strong agricultural presence gives you a workforce with deep experience in production and offers the skills, diversity, and personal values you need to succeed.
  • A “center of everything” location, giving you the fastest access to all points of Florida and beyond via air, rail, truck, and water.
  • An abundance of available land that is modestly priced and FHERO counties that offer competitive local incentives.
  • Competitively-priced and reliable energy.
  • Overall costs of living that are 12% lower than crowded metro areas.

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