According to experts, Florida is lagging behind in terms of competitiveness within the commercial drone industry. Florida lags behind its peers such as Alaska and Texas, where the business environment is much healthier for commercial drones.
Being in the back of the pack among the United States is especially unfortunate because on the national stage, the U.S. is trailing a disappointing list of nations. In an effort to move both the Florida and the U.S. commercial drone market forward, the first Tampa Bay Unmanned Aerial Systems Commercial Markets Conference was held on October 30 in Tampa.
Proponents of drones touted their seemingly endless data collection capabilities. They suggested everyone from farmers to police to real estate agents would benefit. They also insisted job growth would be a key component of the industry’s success in Florida and across the nation. We look forward to seeing what they can do!