Impact and Outlook for Florida's Green Industry
The following report is intended to be a momentary snapshot of the broad business sectors which comprise the membership of the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association (FNGLA), as well as a tool to help others to understand and get a better picture of this overarching industry. Throughout the following pages some terms will be used interchangeably, especially “green industry” and
“environmental horticulture.” These encompass the businesses and individuals that provide the means to produce, install and maintain plants to enhance the human and natural environment. All of FNGLA’s members and the industry-at-large are in some way involved with this, whether they conduct the planting, the upkeep, provide the tools, or, like Farm Credit of Central Florida, disperse financing which helps keep the state looking lush. In order to develop this study, a survey was conducted of all 1,200 of FNGLA’s members with more than 250 responses. Additional data utilized for analysis was accumulated from
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Florida Department of Agriculture’s Division of Plant Industry, previous economic impact studies from the University of Florida’s IFAS, and Implan Group.
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