Manufacturing Facts

  • There are over 1,100 manufacturing companies on the First Coast, supplying over 34,000 jobs and generating nearly 15% of the total gross regional product.
  • The average wage for manufacturing in our region is $66,551.
  • Florida ranks 4th in the nation for high-tech employment.
  • Florida ranks among the nation’s top 5 states for manufacturing, home to more than 19,000 manufacturing companies.

Top Regional Employers 2019

  • FLEET READINESS CENTER S.E. – Navy Aircraft Manufacturing & Repair
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON VISION CARE – Contact Lens Manufacturing
  • FLIGHTSTAR AIRCRAFT SERVICES – Heavy MRO
  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN – Aircraft Manufacturing
  • BAE SYSTEMS SOUTHEAST – Defense, Security and Aerospace
  • GEORGIA PACIFIC CORPORATION, PALATKA – Pulp & Paper Operations

Advanced Manufacturing Pathway Report