Governor and Cabinet Proclaim May as Florida World Trade Month

By: Tracey Lowe

Florida Chamber, Trade Partners Champion Trade’s Role in Florida’s Economy

Governor Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet today declared May as World Trade Month in Florida, presenting a resolution designating this honor to the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Global trade means high-wage jobs and economic prosperity, and increasingly, is one of Florida’s top strategies for economic diversification and long-term growth. From small business exporters and manufacturers to global service providers, Florida wins when we remain committed to Florida’s trade future.

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TRADE:

  • International business accounts for about 16 percent of Florida’s economy,
  • International trade supports more than 2.5 million Florida jobs, and
  • 61,000 companies in Florida export products or services.

We will be discussing these economic impacts and more at the Florida Chamber’s Florida International Trade & Investment Conference in Miami on May 16-17. Be sure to register today and join international leaders as they discuss what businesses in Florida need to know to remain globally competitive.