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.