|20,271,272||House & Garden, Retail||Palm Beach, Miami, Broward County|
Always sunny with no personal income tax and the second-best U.S. state for business (Chief Executive Magazine) – Florida has much to offer. The Sunshine State attracts 90 million visitors every year, but there’s more to Florida than Disney World and beaches. The state is also a major hub for agriculture, aerospace, aviation, manufacturing, financial services and life sciences.
|8,550,405||Resturants, Retail, Services||Bronx, Brooklyn|
The city of Wall Street, ‘Silicon Alley’ and an iconic skyline, New York has a strong claim to being the world’s commercial and cultural capital. The ‘city that never sleeps’ is preeminent in creative industries – media, fashion, advertising – as well as accountancy, real estate, banking and healthcare. New York recently topped the Economist’s Global City Competitiveness Index.
|2,975,658||Services, Restaurants||Downtown Orlando, Kissimmee, Sanford|
Orlando might be the world’s ‘theme park capital’ but it also boasts a $13.4 billion tech sector centered around aviation, aerospace, software design, digital media and agricultural tech. Drawn to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios 62 million tourists visit ‘the City Beautiful’ annually. Orlando is also a major player in film, TV and video games.
|18,351,929||Services, Tech & Media, Retail||Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim|
Orlando might be the world’s ‘theme park capital’ but it also boasts a $13.4 billion tech sector centered around aviation, aerospace, software design, digital media and agricultural tech. Drawn to Disney World and Universal Studios 62 million tourists visit ‘the City Beautiful’ annually. Orlando is also a major player in film, TV and video games.
|6,313,158||Transportation||Downtown, Southeast Houston|
Houston, the most populous city in Texas and fourth most populous nationwide, is an economic success story. Harvesting the spoils of a buoyant energy sector the city offers enviable infrastructure and thriving manufacturing, aeronautics, transportation and healthcare industries. And only New York City can claim more Fortune 500 headquarters.
|5,564,635||Transportation, Retail||Essex County, Bergen County|
New Jersey’s diverse economy is particularly strong in pharmaceuticals, telecoms, financial services and food processing. Home to the East Coast’s busiest port – the Port of New York and New Jersey – the third-wealthiest U.S. state per capita is well located for international trade. Atlantic City, the beating heart of New Jersey’s gaming industry, helps to drive burgeoning tourism revenue (more than $40 billion annually).
Belize is an incredibly biodiverse country with over 60% of its land covered in forest, and home to the Belize barrier reef. Belize’s economy relied on forestry well in to the 20th century, though now the country is heavily dependent on agriculture, energy, tourism and transport.
|4,586,353||Hotels & Motels||Playas del Coco|
Costa Rica is one of the most environmentally sustainable countries in the world, which has helped shape the country in to an essential tourism attraction in Latin America. Politically, it’s fared well since the end of the recession in 1997, and has remained stable. The economy has been further encouraged by significant domestic and foreign investment with its main industries spanning across electronic circuits, food processing, medical equipment and agriculture.