Monday, December 30, 2013

Florida No. 1 in aviation index

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida is ranked No. 1 overall in U.S. aviation manufacturing attractiveness in a PricewaterhouseCoopers index, according to a release from the office of Florida Gov. Rick Scott. The index ranked Florida's talent first, its industry ninth and cost six for an overall ranking of first in the nation in the index. Texas was ranked second and Washington State third. The index is titled, Aviation's Second Gold Age: Can the U.S. aircraft industry maintain leadership? Florida's manufacturing sector is a leading industry with more than 17,500 manufacturing companies employing 311,300 workers around the state. Florida during the spring eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing equipment. (Source: Gov. Rick Scott, 12/30/13)