Featured Industry: Utilities
The simple act of walking into a restroom, turning on the light, and
washing your hands, uses the products of perhaps four different
utilities. Electricity powers the light, water supply systems provide
water for washing, wastewater treatment plants treat the sewage, and
natural gas or electricity heats the water. The utilities industry
includes companies and government agencies that generate, transmit, and
distribute electrical power, distribute natural gas, treat and
distribute fresh water, and treat wastewater.
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Major industry sectors in Florida include: tourism,
electric equipment, food processing, printing and
publishing, transportation equipment, and machinery.
Tourism makes up the largest sector of the state
economy. The second largest industry is
agriculture. Phosphate mining, concentrated in the Bone
Valley, is the state's third-largest industry.
Since the development of the Kennedy Space Center in
1962, Florida has developed a sizable aerospace
industry. Another major economic engine in Florida is
the United States Military.
Top Florida Employers
Dept. of Job & Family Services
Florida STEM Employers
list represents some of the larger employers, but of course those
considering a career in STEM may also find employment in small firms
and government agencies.
Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg
Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami
Sinai Medical Center, Miami