International Cornerstone Florida

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The Florida Chamber Foundation commissioned KPMG Peat Marwick to develop strategies that will make the most of international economic opportunities and position Florida as a major international competitor. It is an outgrowth of Cornerstone: Foundations for Economic Leadership, published in 1989, which provided the basis for domestic state policy initiatives.

The project team consisted of representatives of KPMG, and a volunteer leadership group of Florida business executives and economic development professionals. We believe that this report offers a framework for business and state policy makers to build a solid foundation for Florida’s becoming a crossroads economy supported by knowledge-based and Florida-made industry and world class services.

Our purpose is to offer strategies to:

  • Improve the ability of Florida firms to do international business
  • Increase the number of Florida firms active in the international economy
  • Promote exports of Florida made goods and services
  • Increase the amount of foreign direct investment in the state
  • Improve the state’s image overseas as a place to do business