Since 2006, the amount of manufactured goods and agricultural/equine products produced in Marion County for out-of-country export has increased by 35.8% or an estimated $47 million. These increases in exported manufactured goods and agricultural/equine sales by Marion County’s product providers have helped to stabilize and retain pockets of existing employment.

Florida serves as a major international trade center and a hub for international banking and finance, education, transportation and telecommunications. The state also has one of the largest concentrations of consulates and bi-national chambers of commerce in the United States. (Enterprise Florida)

Small and medium sized businesses play a critical role in Florida exports.  In a recent report from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, it was noted that small and medium-sized companies accounted for 68% of Florida exports and that Florida exports a higher percentage of its manufactured production than any state. (44%). Florida is also the 3rd largest exporter of high-tech goods in the nation. (More than $ 16.4 billion; USDC data)

Find out how the CEP's partnerships with Enterprise Florida and the US Department of Commerce can help you develop and expand your business around the globe. Contact a member of our Business Retention team today!