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Manufacturing has a long history in the Tampa area where it is a source of innovation for a wide range of industries. From high-tech turbines to consumer products, our businesses are pioneering the art of modern manufacturing technology and making an impact across the globe.
The Tampa region has the second largest manufacturing employment in the state and is gaining attention from manufacturing firms across the country. Recently, a diverse list of companies have announced significant investments in the Tampa region.
United Airlines broke ground on a new hangar facility at Tampa International Airport this year. Advanced Airfoil Components, a joint venture of Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation opened a 210,000 square-foot advanced manufacturing facility headquarters in southern Hillsborough County in late 2018. High-tech machinery company Automated Industrial Machinery, Inc. announced it was relocating its headquarters from the Chicago area to Hillsborough County, bringing $4 million in capital investment. And alternative fuels technology firm MLMC Florida chose Plant City to open a new facility, the first of its kind.
Tampa Bay’s manufacturing sector also plays a key role in attracting investment from overseas. Close to 500 foreign-owned companies representing more than 40 nations have established successful operations here. In 2016, yacht manufacturer Bertram announced plans to locate its global headquarters in Tampa.
- More than 2,800 manufacturing firms employ more than 63,000 people
- Leading sectors: computer and electronic products, fabricated metal, machinery, food
- Tampa’s leading manufacturing companies: Advanced Airfoil Components, Beneficial Blends, Bertram Yachts, Chromalloy, Cott Beverages, Jabil, Masonite, Mosaic, Tampa Tank and Florida Structural Steel
Florida ranks among the nation’s top 10 states for manufacturing