#17. Florida

- 2020 value of car exports: $457,000,000 (1% of all exports in state)

- 2019 value of car exports: $521,000,000 (0.9%)

- Change between 2019–2020: -12.3%

Automobiles are among the Port of Tampa’s exports in Florida—a possible area of growth considering the increase in automobile plants in the South and in Mexico. The move of car manufacturing into the South, driven by non-union labor and incentives, largely bypassed Florida. Economists note that car manufacturing could help diversify an economy dominated by tourism, agriculture, and construction.

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