Gov. Scott Signs World Trade Month Resolution

By: Alice Ancona

Gov. Rick Scott, alongside the other Cabinet members, earlier today presented Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President Tony Carvajal with a resolution recognizing May as World Trade Month. The presentation came at the Florida Cabinet’s monthly meeting, where Carvajal delivered remarks on the important role played by international trade in creating more Florida jobs and fostering economic growth.

 

“Global trade makes for a more global Florida, where “more” is fresh from Florida, made in Florida, and moved by Florida,” said TONY CARVAJAL, Florida Chamber Foundation Executive Vice President.

More Than 2.5 million Florida jobs – Nearly 1-in-4 – Depend on Trade:

  • Florida ranks seventh in the U.S. for origin exports and agricultural commodities and fourth for export services,
  • More than 60,000 Florida companies export – that’s 20 percent of all U.S. exporters –
  • And 96 percent of Florida exporters are small and medium-sized businesses.

How You Can Get Involved:

Foreign direct investment has and will continue to play a role in driving innovation and economic development and ensuring that Florida continues to be globally competitive. There are still plenty of upcoming opportunities to get involved and gain insight into how your company can attract and make the most of foreign direct investment.
Plan to attend the Florida Chamber’s annual Florida International Trade and Investment Conference on August 9 in Orlando, or join us for the next Global Florida Webinar on June 6, when we will discuss the latest developments in U.S. trade policy. Also, be sure to read the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics Study 2.0 to see how international trade can transform Florida’s economy.

To register for upcoming events or for more information about the Florida Chamber’s International Program, contact me at aancona@flchamber.com.