Trade Associations

Florida’s small businesses often turn to trade associations for industry research, networking and, perhaps most important, lobbying support in Tallahassee. Membership costs and services and interaction with members vary widely from group to group. The following is a sampling of Florida trade associations of particular interest to small businesses. To find out if a group is right for you, talk to current members. The organizations that are underlined have a website.

Florida Trade Associations

Accounting

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
(850) 224-2727

 

Agriculture

Florida Farm Bureau Marketing Division Associated Industries of Florida

(352) 728-1561

 

Florida Citrus Commission

(863) 499-2500

 

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association

(321) 214-5200

 

Aquaculture

Southeastern Fisheries Association

(850) 224-0612

 

Architects

Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects

(850) 222-7590

 

Attorneys

The Florida Bar

(850) 561-5600

 

Banking and Finance

Florida Bankers Association

(850) 224-2265

 

Florida Credit Union League

(800) 342-1266

 

Florida International Bankers Association

(305) 579-0086

 

Business and Industry

Florida Chamber of Commerce

(850) 521-1200

 

Associated Industries of Florida

(850) 224/7173

 

National Federation of Independent Business (850) 681-0416

 

Florida United Businesses Association

(850) 681-6265

 

Florida League of Cities

(850) 222-9684

 

Florida Economic Development Council

(850) 201-3332

 

Florida Association of Counties

(850) 922-4300

 

Contractors-Construction Attorneys

Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal, and The Florida Bar Air Conditioning Contractors Association

(407) 671-3772

 

Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida

(850) 222-7300

 

Florida Concrete & Products Association

(800) 342-0080

 

Florida Association of Electrical Contractors

(407) 260-1511

 

Florida Home Builders Association

(850) 224-4316

 

Education and Training

Florida Association of Community Colleges

(850) 222-3222

 

Florida Education Association/United

(850) 201-2800

Engineering

Florida Engineering Society

(850) 224-7121

 

Forestry

Florida Forestry Association

(850) 222-5646

 

Horticulture

Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association

(800) 375-3642

 

Insurance

Florida Association of Insurance Agents

(850) 893-4155

 

Labor

Florida AFL-CIO

(850) 224-6926

 

Marine

Florida Ports Council

(850) 222-8028

 

Medical-Pharmaceutical

Florida Hospital Association

(407) 841-6230

 

Florida Medical Association

(800) 762-0233

 

Florida Pharmacy Association

(850) 222-2400

 

Publications-Printing

Printing Association of Florida

(407) 240-8009

 

Real Estate

Florida CCIM Chapter

(888) 767-2246

 

Recycling-Reprocessing

Florida Business and Industry Recycling Program (407)678-4200

 

Retail

Florida Retail Federation

(888) 357-3824

 

Associated Grocers of Florida

(305) 696-0080

 

Merchants Association of Florida Inc.

(813) 273-7700

 

VMA Manufacturers Alliance

(386) 673-0505

 

Transportation Trucking Automotive Aviation

 

Florida Transportation Builders’ Association

(850) 942-1404

 

Florida Trucking Association

(850) 222-9900

 

Florida Automotive Industry Association

(800) 989-1992

 

Florida Aviation Trades Association

(800) 280-9662

 

Utilities

Florida Municipal Electric Association

(850) 224-3314

 

Florida Electric Cooperatives Association

(850) 877-616