About FDCA

Florida Defense Contractors Association is a statewide, state-focused business development and education group for Florida defense businesses of all sizes. FDCA is a Florida nonprofit corporation and federal 501(c)6 with the long-term goals of:

  • Making Florida the premiere state where defense contractors conduct business, create jobs, and expand operations.
  • Facilitating a statewide business development network for defense related businesses and stakeholders.

FDCA offers membership and benefits, organizes and hosts business events, and is the source for information on the defense industry in Florida.

FDCA is the only business association for Florida defense businesses of all sizes across Florida:

  • Focused on meeting your unique needs.
  • Connecting you with defense businesses, primes and subcontractors, all across Florida.
  • A Board of Directors comprised of leaders from small to large Florida defense businesses.
  • Engaged for your success during uncertain times.
  • Advocating to improve your business climate.
  • Conducting events, activities, and programs specifically tailored for you and your defense business.


  • To promote the common business interest of commercial enterprises engaged in manufacturing, supplying, or other services or activities for national defense (“defense contractors”) through collaboration, networking, business mentoring, and other related activities.
  • To promote and market defense contractors to local and state officials and the general public as high-tech, high-wage Florida employers which protect our nation through manufacturing, supplying, and providing the best equipment in the world for the men and women in our Armed Forces.
  • To develop partnerships with other organizations and individuals that share, in part or in whole, the Association’s mission.
  • To obtain and make available educational material, pertinent data and information relative to the industry.