October 21, 2020
Friday, July 6, 2012
Contact: Stuart Doyle
Gov. Scott leads economic development mission to UK
Farnborough Airshow centerpiece of weeklong event
ORLANDO, FL (July 6, 2012) Continuing his commitment to bringing new jobs and capital investment to Florida, Governor Rick Scott will lead an economic development mission to the United Kingdom from July 9-15.
The Farnborough International Airshow will be the focal event, where Florida’s products, services and capabilities in the aviation and aerospace industry will be on display.
“Promoting Florida on this international scale will enable us to establish new overseas business alliances, secure new investment and strengthen ties to corporate leaders, companies and government entities that are important to the state,” explains Florida Commerce Secretary Gray Swoope, who heads the state’s lead economic development organization, Enterprise Florida, which is coordinating the mission. “It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate Florida’s competitive advantages in the UK, which is a global market we target for economic development.”
This year, the show — one of the world’s largest exhibitions featuring the aerospace, defense and space sectors — expects more than 120,000 attendees from 40 countries. Florida’s representation will include 21 organizations as exhibitors.
Florida is home to 12 aviation military installations, three spaceports and notable academic institutions that offer advanced degrees in disciplines related to aviation and aerospace. In-state, the industry also comprises about 2,000 companies and 83,000 employees, positioning Florida as the nation’s number-two state for aviation, aerospace and space establishments.
Aside from airshow attendance, Gov. Scott and Florida’s delegates will meet with leading aviation and aerospace CEOs for business development purposes.
Florida’s Farnborough Airshow Exhibitors
|Cape Canaveral||L2 Aerospace, LLC|
|Daytona Beach||Embry Riddle Aeronautical University|
|DeLand||RAF Tabtronics, Inc.|
|Didcot||Cella Energy Limited|
|Ft. Lauderdale||Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales, Inc.|
· City of Jacksonville
· The Haskell
· Jacksonville Aviation Authority
· Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
· JAXUSA Partnership
|Milton||Team Santa Rosa|
|Naples||Loos & Company, Inc.|
|Panama City||Bay County Economic Development Alliance|
· City of Pensacola
· Greater Pensacola Chamber
· Gulf Power Company
|Pinellas Park||Custom Manufacturing and Engineering|
|Rockledge||Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast|
|Tallahassee||Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County|
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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.