August 1, 2015

International

Silver lining: Florida exports to Asia and Middle East were up

Economic weakness in some parts of South America and Europe drove a 4% decline in Florida exports to foreign countries last year. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Source markets: Foreign travelers flock to Florida

Florida has seen eight straight months of international tourism growth, with China, Europe and South America playing a bigger role. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Port push: More distribution centers are needed

Spurred on by the success of an effort in Georgia, the Florida Ports Council is seeking state support for an advertising effort aimed at luring cargo-shipping companies from other U.S. ports. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

The Chinese connection: Miami real estate agents court Chinese buyers

Last December, Miami Realtor association CEO Teresa Kinney joined a trade mission to Hong Kong sponsored by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to pitch the city's housing market to a potentially huge source of customers — the Chinese. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Keiser University is going global

Keiser University extends its reach to China, Nicaragua and beyond. Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Tale of two Latin Americas

Difficulties in some of the region's largest economies mean Florida businesses must 'pick and choose.' Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

Cruise lines address ‘Been there, done that'

With more than 73 million Americans having taken a cruise, mostly in the Caribbean, straying from the beaten path is essential to continued growth for cruise companies. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Trading with African companies

Florida has been working to build trade and business relationships with African nations since 2000, when the U.S. passed the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Tops among foreign real estate buyers

For year the fifth year in a row, Florida was the top destination for international home buyers. Twenty-three percent of all sales of U.S. homes to international buyers occurred in... Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Looking overseas for growth

A Fort Lauderdale company does business everywhere from the Caribbean to Africa. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Sealing the deal: Tupperware empowers women across the globe

Tupperware Brands makes only 14% of its sales in North America. “We are not an American company expanding internationally,” says Rick Goings, the company's CEO and chairman. “We are a global company that just happens to have its headquarters in Florida.” Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

A lesson in diversification

SRT's work with Dubai-based Thuraya has given the Davie company a foothold in commercial satellite communication. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Canadian Banks Depositing More Branches in Florida

Canadian Banks are following their customers to Florida, hoping to tap new opportunities. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Economic ripples from Venezuela to Florida

A currency crackdown, surging inflation and government interference in pricing in Venezuela are likely to spill over into Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

PortMiami: Post-Panamaxed

The post-Panamax era in Florida came one step closer to reality in October, when four 25-story-tall cranes arrived at PortMiami after a nearly three-month journey from Shanghai. Read more »
Published on 12/10/2013

Vespas of the sky: Italigo Aviation LSA builds light sport aircraft

An Italian maker of small, relatively inexpensive airplanes is bringing the bulk of its manufacturing to Kissimmee, where it hopes that proximity to its largest potential markets will boost sales. Read more »
Published on 11/18/2013

Italy is stepping up its presence in Florida

On Sept. 1, the Italian Trade Commission opened a full office inside the Italian Consulate in Coral Gables. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2013

United Arab Emirates: Growing Alliance

Although about 80% of its land is desert, the United Arab Emirates has emerged as an economic powerhouse in the Middle East... Read more »
Published on 10/17/2013

Hooray for Bollywood: Indian filmmakers coming to Tampa

Next summer, some 30,000 stars, producers, directors and writers of Indian filmmaking, plus fans from around the world, will travel for the industry's annual awards ceremony weekend — to Tampa... Read more »
Published on 10/8/2013

Florida's ties to Israel

Florida is stepping up efforts to attract Israeli firms. Read more »
Published on 9/17/2013

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