There are plenty of beautiful cities where you can form your LLC in the Sunshine State. Here’s a quick overview of the four largest cities, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa.
Near the southern tip of Florida, Miami features a diverse culture and population, together with many business opportunities. Miami is the second most populous city in Florida, and its metro area is the eighth largest in the US. Miami is a major center for business and international trade with the man industries being media, entertainment, commercial trade, imports / exports, finance, entertainment and the arts. Miami has been described as “America’s cleanest large city” due to its large green spaces, drinking water, environment and recycling. Miami is also a popular center for entertainment, media and other businesses supporting Spanish language speakers.
Although it's probably best known as the home of Walt Disney World and a number of other entertainment theme parks (It’s the “Theme Park Capital of the World”), Orlando is a center for many different types of business. Located in Central Florida, Orlando is the fourth largest city in the state and is home to the largest university campus in the US. Key industries in Florida include entertainment, tourism, technology, digital media, research, healthcare and golf. Florida accommodates over thirty universities, colleges and centers of higher education.
Located in the far northeast of the state, Jacksonville is the most populous city in Florida, the 12th largest in the US, and the largest city by area in the US. Jacksonville is the financial, commercial and cultural, center of North Florida and contains deep-water commercial, civilian and military ports. Many businesses in the banking, insurance, healthcare and logistics industries are headquartered in Jacksonville. The main industries in Jacksonville include insurance, biotech, distribution, consumer goods, financial services, information services, insurance and manufacturing.
Located on the west coast of Florida, Tampa and the Tampa Bay area is an important international center for shipping and trade. Tampa is the third most populous city in Florida and was ranked as the fifth-best outdoor city in the US. It’s also in the top 10 of the cities that people in the US want to live in. The main industries in Tampa include air and sea shipping, retail, healthcare, finance, tourism, insurance and real estate. Tampa is also home to several professional sports teams. There is also a significant military presence in Tampa, as it is home to the MacDill Air Force Base, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), United States Marine Forces Central Command (USMARCENT) and many other military outposts and installations.
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Due Date:May 1st
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