The Florida Chamber is committed to connecting Florida’s business community to global opportunities and leveraging resources and investments to maintain and expand Florida’s position as an international trade leader. In order to meet the goal of doubling Florida-origin exports, Florida’s role in international trade must continue to strengthen.
In Florida, global trade means high-wage jobs and economic prosperity. Economic development and trade missions with partners like Enterprise Florida, Inc. are one way to build Florida’s global economy. According to research from the Florida Chamber Foundation, international business and foreign direct investment account for approximately 17 percent of Florida’s economic activity, and directly support more than 1 million Florida jobs.
The purpose of Global Florida is to educate and promote business opportunities, collaborate and advance policy initiatives in each of the four major geographic regions
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East/Africa
In order to become the number one state in the nation for innovation and economic development, we must continue to attract and retain high-skilled talent, target growing industries and continue to work toward the recommendations set forth in the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics 2.0 report.
The Florida Chamber recognizes the importance of trade advocacy and manufacturing efforts and has opened a new South Florida office led by Alice Ancona, Director of Global Outreach. For more information on TL2 recommendations, to engage your business in our international efforts, or to get involved with International Days, contact Alice Ancona at 305.965.7038.
Mark Your Calendar: Global Florida: Trade, Topics and Trends Monthly Conference Calls
Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities, international market intelligence and policy initiatives. Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming calls.