For over 30 years, FCMA has been advocating on behalf of the North Florida manufacturing industry. Having a unified voice makes a difference in local, state and federal affairs. Our advocacy was instrumental in making the sales tax exemption on manufacturing equipment permanent. This was a major initiative pushed forward by FCMA for many years.


We are continually looking for ways to improve the business climate for manufacturers on the First Coast. If you want your voice heard, I encourage you to join FCMA in March to visit with policymakers in Tallahassee. The annual trip is a unique opportunity to meet with key officials and help them understand the issues that matter to manufacturers.

March 2019 First Coast Manufacturers Association Endorses Jacksonville City Council Candidates

July 2020 FCMA Political Endorsements 2020

Through our partnership with FloridaMakes and our fellow Regional Manufacturing Associations, we have created the Florida Manufacturing and Logistics Council, or FMLC, a statewide association dedicated to serving members and advocating for issues that matter to Florida manufacturers at the State level. As a member in good standing of FCMA, you are invited to enjoy the full benefits of membership in FMLC at no additional cost. Joining FMLC strengthens our standing across the state and ensures the voice of the First Coast will not be lost.

Please contact us if you have an issue you feel the association should address. Contact FCMA President Lake Ray at