Florida leads nation in manufacturing attractiveness

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the second year in a row, Florida ranks ranks No. 1 for manufacturing attractiveness among 50 states, according to a new report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

For the US state ranking, variables are categorized under tax rates, operating costs, industry size and educational attainment.

Florida had balanced metrics. Its best score was industry rank No. 5, with competitive scores in taxes, operating cost, and education.

In the global manufacturing attractiveness index, the United States ranked No. 1, compared to No. 4 in the previous ranking. The US rank, and improvement, reflects the overall size of the industry and the addition of proportionality to the industry metric. The US aerospace industry has more than seven times as many suppliers than the No. 2 ranked country—the United Kingdom.

Source: PriceWaterhouseCoopers


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