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EFI has an international office in Paris that serves Belgian, Dutch, French and Italian companies.
In 2019, Italy was Florida’s tenth-largest bilateral merchandise trading partner, with total merchandise trade between Italy and Florida of $4.1 billion. Italy was Florida’s ninth-largest export market and thirteenth-largest import market in 2019. Bilateral trade has grown by 82.9% between the two in the last five years, and by 175.8% in the last ten years. EFI supports Italian companies interested in moving to Florida or establishing a branch/office in the state.
Italy is the ninth-largest foreign investor in Florida as ranked by employment, responsible for 7,100 jobs across the state. According to Dun & Bradstreet, there are 104 Italian companies with 296 branch locations in Florida. These businesses span industries such as retail — including luxury brands like Prada and Salvatore Ferragamo — air travel, manufacturing and engineering.
As Florida’s ninth-largest export market, merchandise exports to Italy were $1.8 billion in 2019. Leading exports include aircraft, optical fibers, art, fuelwood and coin. Imports from Italy were $2.3 billion in 2019, making it Florida’s thirteenth-largest source for merchandise imports, and top imports included turbines, beverages, vehicles and yachts.
Florida is home to hundreds of airports, including commercial and general aviation airports, 15 deep-water ports, 3,000 miles of freight rail tracks and over 122,000 miles of highway to move your products and services to market. Additionally, Florida is the world’s largest telecommunications gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, with state-of-the-art connectivity supported by 61,000+ total fiber miles, 47,000+ fiber-connected buildings and 275 data center locations to ensure unparalleled global connectivity.
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