July 28, 2015

International Trade - Sounding Board

View from Abroad - Helio Vitor Ramos Filho

How is Florida as a place to do business?

Mike Vogel | 12/11/2012

BRAZIL
Helio Vitor Ramos Filho
Consul General, Miami

“For its geographic proximity to Brazil and rather similar cultural environment, Florida has been singled out as a natural portal for Brazilian investments in the United States.

The need of a tourist or business visa to travel to the U.S. significantly hinders the potential travelers and economic exchange between Brazil and Florida. Gov. Rick Scott has told me personally that he would work for the inclusion of Brazil in the visa waiver program, as such a measure would greatly benefit Florida’s economy. Florida, though, is known worldwide for fostering a pro-business environment, and Brazilians who come to Florida to invest can usually open for business in less than one week.”

Tags: Trendsetters, International Trade

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

A look at Magic Leap's
A look at Magic Leap's

At Magic Leap, a startup company near Fort Lauderdale, their augmented reality technology may seem cutting-edge to some, but for them, it's just another day in the office. For more about Magic Leap, access Florida Trend's August cover story, here.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

How concerned are you about consolidation between major health insurance companies?

  • Very concerned, an oligopoly can't be good
  • Somewhat concerned, waiting to see how this will impact my plan
  • Not concerned, doesn't impact me

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe