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What are some companies based in Florida?

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There is a wide range of companies that have corporate headquarters in Florida, from financial services companies, such as Raymond James and Fidelity National Financial, to travel and transportation companies, such as Spirit Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Cruises, as reported by the Florida Times. These businesses are located throughout the state; for example, Raymond James is headquartered in St. Petersburg while Royal Caribbean Cruises is based in Miami.

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Several Florida companies are on the Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 lists as of 2014, reports the Tampa Bay Times. These businesses include the Tampa-based Bloomin' Brands, which is the parent company of chain restaurants like Outback Steakhouse. Bloomin' Brands was ranked at number 590 on the list.

Other companies with corporate headquarters in Florida include HSN, the Home Shopping Network's corporate entity, which is based in St. Petersburg. Jabil Circuit is another St.-Petersburg-based Florida company.

Many Florida-based companies have their headquarters in larger Florida cities, such as Tampa, Orlando and Miami. For example, WellCare Health Plans, Walter Investment Management, Sykes Enterprises and TECO Energy are all based out of Tampa. Tupperware Brands, Darden Restaurants and SeaWorld Entertainment all have their headquarters in Orlando. Miami-based Florida companies include Vector Group, Lennar, Carnival Corporation and Ryder System.

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