The misnomer in press coverage of Florida is that people move here to retire, and this area is just about tourism and construction. The truth is that with no state income tax, a great climate, and booming entrepreneurial ecosystem – people are moving here not to retire, but to grow their companies and raise their families. We’re in an environment that gets more entrepreneur friendly every day, in fact, Florida was just named #1 in the nation for Innovation, by Fast Company online magazine. Florida has the U.S.’s second-highest rate of new business production and Startup America says it’s the No. 3 state for annual revenue per startup.

Meet three serial entrepreneurs that have relocated to Florida to grow businesses and raise families.