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Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 
Question/Topic: I looking for statistical data regarding foreign Direct Investments in Florida. 
Answer/Pointer: There are several places you can go to get statistics of foreign direct investments in Florida. You will probably want to first look at the Florida Trade Data Center web site at You'll notice that there is an option to view the pages in Spanish, if desired. There is a link on the left side of the page to view Market Information and Statistics that may be useful. To contact the Florida Trade Data Center (FTDC) call 800-900-2510 or 305-876-9747, or e-mail Their mailing address is: Florida Trade Data Center (FTDC) P.O. Box 590759 Miami, FL 33159-0750 The Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Dept. of Commerce produces a document called "Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Operations of U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Companies." Florida International University in Miami has this document and you should be able to visit them to look at it. The document contains tables with various data by state. For example, in the May 1999 document (data is from 1996), Table A-9 provides data on the number of affiliates with property, plant and equipment or employment by state in the U.S. There was also a recent article in the monthly "Survey of Current Business" (U.S. Dept. of Commerce) that updated these statistics with data from 1997. The article is available on the Internet at the following URL: In this web document, table 10 contains data by state. There are some footnotes at the bottom of the page which link to articles in other issues of the "Survey of Current Business" that you may be interested in. However, the links appear not to work. A list of articles (with working links) can be found at: Florida International University in Miami also has the "Survey of Current Business" in their collection if you prefer to look at it in paper. You may also be interested in some of the material at the following web page for the International Investment Division at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Many of these documents can be viewed online, even though "how to order" is prominently displayed toward the top of the page. The Statistical Abstract of the United States also has some statistics by state. It is available on the WWW at the following URL: The chapters are .pdf files, so you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Florida International University also has this document in their collection. 
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