Florida's gross domestic product topped $1 trillion Friday, an economic output that would make the Sunshine State the world's 17th largest economy if it were an independent country, the state chamber said. Florida has been adding $2.7 billion to its GDP each day on average, the Chamber said in its release. Florida's economy has grown larger than Saudi Arabia's, Switzerland's and Argentina's, the chamber said. Key factors driving the state's growth that can be seen in Metro Orlando's economy include low unemployment, population growth and tourism. The broad successes in those areas make the $1 trillion figure sustainable.
Florida continues to break visitation records, and our state is continuing to diversify its economy," its release said.