TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Ports Council, representing Florida’s 15 public seaports, is pleased to recognize May 2014 as Florida World Trade Month, to increase awareness about the importance of international trade as a major contributor to job creation and corporate growth. More than half of Florida’s nearly $158.4 billion in international trade comes through Florida’s seaports, making international trade and growing our global partnerships critical to our ports and Florida as a whole.
“World Trade Month is an opportunity to educate the public and the state’s leadership on the positive economic impact ports make on our state through their role as gateways to international trade,” said Doug Wheeler, president and CEO of the Florida Ports Council. “We are proud to work with Governor Scott, Enterprise Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, World Trade Miami and all of our seaports in celebrating international trade and its impact to Florida.”
For more information on World Trade Month, including a calendar of events and participating organizations, visit www.floridaworldtrademonth.com. Be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #FLTrade2014 or following the Florida Ports Council at @floridaports on Twitter. In addition, you can read the proclamation from Governor Scott and find out more about Florida’s ports at flaports.org.