Winfred M. Phillips, Vice President
For your information, Florida the “Cyberstate” (June 2, 1999 AEA) reports:
What High Tech Means for Florida:
- 193,559 high-tech workers (6th ranked cyberstate), adding 9,100 jobs between 1996 and 1997.
- Florida ranks 9th in high-tech job growth between 1990 and 1997, adding 23,900 high-tech jobs.
- High-tech firms employ 35 of every 1,000 private sector workers in Florida.
- High-tech workers earned an average wage of $42,984, or 65% more than the average private sector wage.
- Florida’s average high-tech wage increased 8%, or by $3,200, between 1990-1997, adjusted for inflation.
- A high-tech payroll of $8.3 billion.
- High-tech exports totaled $13 billion in 1998 (5th ranked cyberstate), an increase of $353 million from 1997.
- Florida’s high-tech exports more than doubled between 1990-1998, jumping from $4.9 billion to $13 billion, making Florida the 3rd fastest growing cyberstate by high-tech exports.
Florida’s National Industry Segment Rankings:
- 3rd in electromedical equipment manufacturing employment (5,300 jobs)
- 4th in communications equipment manufacturing employment (21,200 jobs)
- 4th in defense electronics manufacturing employment (9,800 jobs)
- 5th in communications services employment (64,500 jobs)
Note Cyberstates 3.0 data are for 1997 unless otherwise noted, The American Electronics Association (www.aeanet.org).