Missions to South America Help Stimulate Trade

 In Fishkind Commentaries

August 21, 2012 | WMFE – Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs is embarking on a trade mission to Colombia this afternoon. She is the latest Florida official to visit the region in the name of stimulating trade with that region. Gov. Rick Scott visited Panama and Brazil last year and is planning his own excursion to Colombia in December.

While we often hear about our state’s trade with Brazil and Mexico, Colombia is among the top five on the list of Florida’s major trading partners.Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says these trips are usually an effective way to build business relationships with officials and business leaders in those countries. 90.7’s Tom Parkinson asked him what kinds of goods Florida is buying and selling in Central and South America.

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