Lockheed Martin Corp. is the country's largest defense contractor and the largest in Florida. The publicly held company (ticker symbol LMT) is based in Bethesda, Md. In Central Florida, among other equipment, it builds missile-guidance, weapons-targeting and simulation training systems in Orlando and support systems for the Navy's Trident missile in Cape Canaveral.
2011 rank: 9
2010 rank: 8
Full-time employees in 2011: NA
Part-time employees in 2011: NA
Total employees in 2011: 7,393
Total employees in 2010: 7,870
Footnote: *Lockheed: Includes three Orlando units -- missiles/weapons firing, training simulation, and information technology.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun