Scott leading trade mission to Colombiaby John Kennedy | November 29th, 2012
Gov. Rick Scott is set to lead a 200-person trade mission this weekend to Colombia, Florida’s second-largest trading partner.
The mission, organized by Enterprise Florida with participants from 116 companies, is Scott’s seventh as governor. The entourage is scheduled to leave Sunday and be in Colombia into Wednesday.
These missions help us attract new industries and businesses to Florida and further cement our standing as one of the nation’s top trading states,” Scott said. “I look forward to visiting Colombia and with the recent ratification of the Free Trade Agreements.”
Including $9 billion in trade between Florida and Colombia, 37 percent of U.S. exports to the country flow through the state, officials said. Scott’s earlier missions went to Panama, Canada, Brazil, Israel, Great Britain and Spain.