Publisher: CNN Money
Date: June 26, 2012
2011 startup rate: 380 per 100,000 adults
By touting its business-friendly environment, Florida has become a magnet for technology startups and other small businesses. The best example is Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, which recently launched the first private delivery capsule to the International Space Station.
As the U.S. phases out its national space shuttle program, Florida’s done some quick thinking to keep the space coast alive by inviting private companies to utilize its existing infrastructure and skilled talent.
And the push goes beyond the space coast. Medical device manufacturers are springing up in Fort Lauderdale. Robotic device makers catering to aerospace and defense companies are expanding around the state. Read more here.