April 24, 2014

International Trade - Sounding Board

View from Abroad - Lorena Sanchez Urpi

How is Florida as a place to do business?

Mike Vogel | 12/11/2012

COSTA RICA
Lorena Sanchez Urpi
Consul General, Miami

“Trade is dynamic now but could be increased more, making more competitive rates in the services of air and sea transport in both directions, providing incentives so that Costa Rican companies open operations in Florida through initiatives such as the creation of centers or places for the distribution and display of products. The cost to establish a company here is more expensive than in Costa Rica — rent, salaries, cost of living. We believe that it is relatively easy to do business in Florida by the commercial dynamism, the language — most people speak Spanish and a lot of Costa Ricans speak English — and logistical facilities.”

Tags: Trendsetters, International Trade, CEO Sounding Board

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital 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

Rising Tide Car Wash
Rising Tide Car Wash

John D’Eri co-founded the Rising Tide Car Wash to show what his son and others on the autism spectrum can accomplish. Click video to view and see our profile here.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

How quickly must we act to protect Florida's dying springs?

  • Immediately - Florida's House and Senate must pass SB 1576
  • Not a priority - issue can be postponed
  • This shouldn't even be on the agenda

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe