Global Florida Webinar: Economic Development and Supply Chain Innovation


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Florida Chamber Global Florida Webinar
Economic Development and Supply Chain Innovation
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Trade, Transportation, Logistics and Distribution are big businesses in Florida. Since 2010, the state has made strategic and transformative investments in our logistics and transportation infrastructure – a key recommendation of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Trade and Logistics Study 1.0.

These investments have positioned Florida as a global hub for trade and investment. But we face competition and the industry is changing.

New technologies are presenting promising opportunities that could transform the industry. Technologies like blockchain allow for more transparency, security and efficiency across the entire supply chain, and deliver a higher value to consumers. With significant players beginning to implement blockchain technologies, how can Florida continue to leverage its infrastructure assets and adapt to continue attracting investment as well as grow international trade?

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce for our next Global Florida webinar on Tuesday, March 6 at 3:00 p.m. The discussion will focus on Florida’s economic development story. We will hear from Michael G. Morgan, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, who will discuss blockchain technology and the future of logistics and supply chain.


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Are You Informed About Florida’s Foreign Direct Investment Potential?




Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are essential components of a local economic development strategy. According to the 2017 World Investment Report: Investment and the Digital Economy, global FDI is expected to rise by five percent, to almost 1.8 trillion in 2017. The United States, China and India have, and continue to be the top prospective destinations for FDI. The Florida Chamber’s most recent Florida Direct Investment Report found that Florida’s FDI almost doubled year over year.recent.

In the 2017 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, it was noted that “an overwhelming 75 percent of investors plan to increase their FDI in the coming three years. Although this intention to increase FDI is consistent across both regions and sectors, investors based in Asia (79 percent) and those in the IT sector (83 percent) are particularly keen to boost their level of FDI.”

What is Your Community’s Strategy for Attracting FDI?

Please join the Florida Chamber for our next Global Florida webinar on Tuesday, September 5, at 3:00 p.m., and learn why Florida is considered by many to be the ideal state for companies to invest in. Register today!