What Are Some Notable Corporations Based in Florida?


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Florida is home to a number of companies that are big enough to be ranked on the annual Fortune 500 list, including Publix, Office Depot and Fidelity. The state's largest corporation is World Fuel Services, a Miami-based company that specializes in fuel for commercial applications such as airlines.

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Tech Data Corporation is one of the largest distributors of IT services and equipment in the world, and is based in Clearwater. Jabil Services may not be a familiar name to those who do not work in manufacturing or logistics, but it is one of the world's largest manufacturing services companies and is based in St. Petersburg. AutoNation is one of the largest automotive retailers in the United States, with about 300 franchises nationwide. It is based in Fort Lauderdale.

NextEra Energy is a Fortune 200 member and has a number of subsidiary companies that provide utilities throughout Florida and in a number of other states. It is headquartered in Juno Beach. Darden Restaurants owns a number of national restaurant chains such as Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse. It also founded Red Lobster, though the company sold the franchise in 2014. It is based in Orlando.

Other Fortune 500 companies in the state include CSX, WellCare Health Plans and Harris.

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