How Florida is Becoming a Major Logistics Hub in the US

The sunshine state is making great strides in improving transportation, putting it in a pivotal position as a major logistics hub in the nation after numerous improvements have been made to airports, seaports, intermodal and roads.

“As we look at the trends in Florida transportation and the pressures of increasing numbers of population, trade, and visitors, we must focus our efforts on delivering solutions that not only improve the business climate of Florida, but also the quality of life and quality of Florida’s communities,” Executive V.P. and Chief Marketing Officer of RS&H Joe Debs told the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

That’s HUGE for our beautiful state, not only with boosting the economy and making the everyday commute easy and safe, but by opening up hundreds of thousands of jobs in the transportation industry.

Take a look at some of these impressive facts about Florida’s transportation as mentioned in this article by the Florida Chamber of Commerce:

  • “Florida annually moves 106.4 million tons of cargo through its 15 deep-water ports.”
  • “Florida moves more than 98 million tons of freight on its more than 2,700 miles of rail lines annually.”
  • “Florida’s state highway system is used for more than 103.9 billion miles of vehicle travel annually.”
  • “Florida has 15,357 companies involved in Transportation and Warehousing – number four in the U.S. These establishments employ 224,958 Floridians. The average salary for these jobs is $47,788.”
  • “Florida has 42,129 companies in the Wholesale Trade sector – number 3 in the U.S., employing 326,776 people in Florida. The average salary for these jobs is $64,272.”
  • “Florida’s transportation network is an important part of all Floridians’ daily lives, and is a large employer in our state. More importantly, this network will be the foundation of Florida’s future opportunities that are outlined in Made for Trade:  Florida Trade and Logistics Study 2.0 by the Florida Chamber Foundation.”

Big things are happening in our state when it comes to the logistics industry, and US1 Network is proud to be a part of that growth. If you’re interested in learning more about logistics opportunities and services provided in Northeast, FL don’t hesitate to give us a ring.

Courtney L.
October 28, 2016
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