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Monday, February 21, 2011
Florida now 4th largest exporter is U.S.
Contact: Stuart W. Doyle
Florida now 4th largest exporter in U.S.
ORLANDO, FL (February 21, 2011) – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s 2010 trade statistics rank Florida as the nation’s fourth largest export state.
With nearly an 18 percent increase in exports above 2009’s level, Florida moved into the fourth spot. Only New York, California and Texas are higher. Florida consistently has maintained a top 10 ranking during the past few years and has remained among the top five since 2008.
“Florida’s rise to the fourth largest export state is great news. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, as well as my commitment to bringing businesses to the state and increasing trade opportunities with the countries of Central and South America, I am confident we can make Florida the top export state in the nation,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott.
“Being ranked above four states in as little as six years is a tremendous feat in trade,” added Manny Mencía, Enterprise Florida’s senior vice president overseeing its International Trade & Business Development division. “This is a fantastic achievement for the state, and we must thank the many companies that export products and services, which benefits our economy.”
Since December, Enterprise Florida has opened offices in São Paulo, Brazil and Montreal as part of its mission to strengthen Florida’s relationship with key trade partners. Enterprise Florida and will host export sales missions to Chile and Peru in May.
U.S. Origin Exports by State
|Rank||Description||Annual 2008||Annual 2009||Annual 2010||%2008-09||%2009-10|
|TOTAL ALL STATES||1,287,441,996,730||1,056,042,963,028||1,277,503,931,887||-18.0||21.0|
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (www.eflorida.com) is a partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to diversify Florida’s economy and create better paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create globally competitive businesses in innovative, high-growth industries. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.