An Economic Bright Spot in the Sunshine State
Since facilitating the first ride on the Uber platform in Florida just over one short year ago, we have now helped to provide more than five million rides throughout the state — and are set to exceed six million by April.
Uber’s wide impact is incalculable: helping a jobseeker to an interview, a parent get home in time for family dinner, a businesswoman with an important client meeting, or a student arrive home safely from a night out with friends. What we can tabulate, however, are the raw numbers and projections for Uber’s direct economic impact in the State of Florida.
Tens of Thousands of Entreprenurial Floridians
Uber is unlocking economic opportunity and empowering entrepreneurs across the Sunshine State. Driver partners are supplementing their income or working full-time while being their own boss and setting their own schedule. This is just the beginning.
Supporting Florida’s Tourism Economy
People from across the country and around the world flock to Florida for the sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, cultural diversity, and good eats. The Florida economy thrives on tourism. Once they’re here, Uber gets visitors to their destinations affordably, quickly, and hassle-free so they have more time and money to spend where they want.
Uber Florida Today
Uber and our entrepreneurial driver-partners are better connecting communities across the state and helping unleash economic opportunity by delivering safe, reliable and affordable transportation alternatives to Floridian workers, parents, businesses and partygoers.
Team Uber Florida
We’re excited to expand the Uber for Business platform beyond business travel, to include a world-class customer transportation solution, Uber Central. With Uber Central, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now easily provide on-demand, door-to-door transportation for their customers, clients, and guests.
A little over a year ago, we set out to put a new spin on an old classic–make reliable food delivery available at the tap of a button. Back then, we started by offering food in the UberEATS app from 1,000 pioneering restaurant partners in four cities. And today, more than 40,000 restaurants globally–from poke shops to pasta spots–are sharing food with customers through UberEATS. With a growing restaurant community comes more choices and more complexity. So we’re cooking up features to continue to make UberEATS easy and reliable. Here is a taste–
This flu season, we’re delivering free flu-fighting care packages across the country. When you receive a pack, you’ll have the option to request a free flu shot from a registered nurse–for up to 5 people.