Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector business-es.
EFI is the state’s primary entity for trade and export development, supporting more than 60,000 Florida exporting businesses. The organization also supports small and minority businesses through its capital programs. Another critical aspect of EFI’s responsibilities is the marketing and promotion of Florida as a premier business destination.
EFI’s activities have championed Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation, created a renewed interest both nationally and internationally in Florida as a top state for business, and resulted in a significant number of new jobs and capital in-vestments.
Enterprise Florida draws new businesses to the state and works to retain and expand existing industry and business. EFI focuses its economic development efforts on a wide range of industry sectors, including aviation and aerospace, life sciences, information technology, defense and homeland security, clean energy, financial and professional services, manufacturing, and beyond.