Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics.
By Peter Schorsch, Phil Ammann, Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster, Mitch Perry and Jim Rosica.
The Florida Chamber Foundation is going international — at least for one day.
The Chamber is scheduled to kick-off its Florida International Trade and Investment Conference at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Blvd. in Orlando at 8:30 a.m.
The one-day conference aims to connect trade experts, economists and industry professionals to discuss the international market as well as opportunities in foreign direct investment. This year’s conference is expected to include discussions about foreign direct investment strategies; trade markets access; and how Florida’s business climate and workforce position the state in the coming years.
Heading to the conference? Sen. Bill Galvano, Reps. Larry Lee and Frank White, Crystal Stiles, the director of economic development at Florida Power & Light; and Tim Giuliani, the president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership, are among those scheduled to speak.
Florida Chamber: International jobs equal more jobs — The Florida Chamber of Commerce is boasting about the connection between international trade and jobs in a new video. The video, which comes as the Florida Chamber Foundation kicks off its Florida International Trade and Investment Conference in Orlando today, talks about the impact international trade has on Florida, pointing out that “2.5 million high wage Florida jobs depend on international trade.” “More international trade equals more Florida jobs,” an announcer says in the 90 second video. “When global trade increases, Florida wins.”
Click the image below to watch the video.