Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities SummitDate: August 13, 2019
225 E. Coastline Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
#IsFLReady to Support the Future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans?
On August 8, 2017, Florida’s business leaders, industry experts, elected officials and more gathered in Orlando for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit to discuss the future of these industries. Florida is moving in the right direction. Consider the following:
- Approximately $80 billion worth of economic activity happens because of Florida’s military and defense industries- that’s nearly 10 percent of Florida’s economy
- Florida’s military and defense industries help support nearly 775,000 Florida jobs
- There are more than 1.5 million veterans who call Florida home
- Florida ranks among the top three states with the highest number of veteran-owned businesses
As Florida works toward a future that will need 2 million more net new jobs, in the midst of technological advancements, industry disruption, base realignments and more, is our state ready to support the future of Florida’s Military, Defense and Veterans?