Florida Chamber Series on Free Enterprise: Featuring Kurt Kamperman, USTA


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In the latest edition of the Florida Chamber’s Series on Free Enterprise, Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) discusses the role tourism plays in helping to shape the Lake Nona area, as well as the important innovations USTA is taking to attract even more visitors to Florida.

“We would absolutely pick Florida again,” said Kamperman. “The collaborative business climate here in Orlando, the proximity to the airport, the weather, without a question Florida was the right choice and Orlando was the right choice.”

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