For the first time in 40 years, Florida surpassed New York in total jobs, per data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although wonderful news for the Sunshine State; for longtime residents, we can’t say we didn’t see it coming! We’ve collectively witnessed enormous expansion in the state’s finance, shipping, and travel sectors, with many top New York firms leaving for Florida’s inviting business environment. Goldman Sachs, Tiger Global Management and D1 Capital Partners have all announced plans to create a “Wall Street South” in Miami; and in Winter Park, we saw the opening of a new office for New York-based Parkway Ventures, a VC fund focused on simulation startups.
Originally posted for the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Florida 100.