Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is one of only nine U.S. organizations selected by the World Bank to serve as a Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO). With the knowledge of World Bank funding and procurement opportunities, Florida’s PSLO helps Florida businesses gain access to the billions of dollars in annual World Bank contracts. the Florida PSLO helps to create a better understanding of how to bid on World Bank projects, and also guides Florida companies through the procurement process.
Florida is the nation’s seventh largest exporting state. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that nearly half of all U.S. exports go to developing countries. Out of the top 50 countries in which Florida exports, more than half are developing nations where the World Bank has lending programs in place. Additionally, Florida is the strategic and economic center of Latin America and the Caribbean because of its geographic proximity, economic and political stability, and multicultural and multilingual workforce. These attributes position Florida entities well for securing world bank procurement opportunities.
For information on how your Florida business can take advantage of these opportunities, please contact the Florida PSLO:
Ms. Kristian Jenkins
Manager, International Marketing and Research
Enterprise Florida, Inc.
To find a complete listing of World Bank Projects, visit the World Bank Projects Database.
About The World Bank Group (PSLO) Network
The PSLO initiative is a worldwide network of business advocacy organizations that promote trade and investment between countries in conjunction with World Bank group activities. It serves as a key access point to the World Bank group, which works to foster trade and investment between countries with the support of the World Bank group’s products and services. Currently, there is a global network of 149 PSLOS in 98 countries