November 22, 2014
Maggie Caruso
Maggie Caruso, Senior Market Director for Florida Trend, traveled with Gov. Rick Scott and the Enterprise Florida delegation on their trade mission to Colombia.

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Colombia Trade Mission
Maggie Caruso, Florida Trend's Senior Market Director, is in the center with Gov. Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott. The photo was taken during the governor's trade mission to Colombia.

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Gov. Bob Martinez

Former Florida Gov. Bob Martinez, Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight, in the center with Maggie Caruso to his right.

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Colombia Trade Mission

Gov. Scott with Bob Grammig and Steve Sonberg of Holland & Knight.

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Holland Knight Colombia

A Holland & Knight associate at their new office in Bogota, Colombia.

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Colombia Trade Mission

Jean Pierre Lenaerts, Business Development Manager for Deloitte in Bogota and Llona Vega Jaramillo, International Business Development Director at Enterprise Florida.

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Colombia Trade Mission

Jennifer Diaz, attorney with Becker & Poliakoff, and P. Michael McKinley, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia, with his wife Fatima.

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Bogota

At 190 people, this was the largest business mission to Bogotá, Colombia.

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Bob Buckhorn

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn being interviewed by Colombian media at Ambassador Mckinley's residence.

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Florida trade mission to Colombia

Will Short Gorham | 12/5/2012

Maggie Caruso, Senior Market Director for Florida Trend, traveled with Gov. Rick Scott and the Enterprise Florida delegation on their trade mission to Colombia this week.  The mission included more than 190 participants representing 116 Florida companies, statewide organizations and higher educational institutions.

Colombia is the fifth-largest economy in Latin America and is Florida’s second largest trading partner with over $9 billion in two-way trade in 2011. Colombia is among the top five destinations for Florida-origin products, amounting to nearly $3 billion in trade.

The growth of the Colombian economy is expected to generate new export opportunities for Florida firms wanting to benefit from a strong open business climate and Florida’s traditionally close cultural and economic ties with Latin America.

For more about business between Florida and Colombia, see Florida Trend's article "The Florida-Colombia Connection," part of a package on International Trade.

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