Thursday, August 02, 2012

Southern Florida Is Ahead of the Curve - Jerry Hingle

Exports have increased by 20% for the state of Florida within the past year with fruit and vegetable exports reaching almost $800 million. But what is the cause for Florida's success?  

"Demand for U.S. food and agricultural products, including those from South Florida, continues to grow as the middle class in India and Southeast Asian countries expands and requires higher quality proteins and dairy..."  

"In South Florida, businesses have taken advantage of exporting through free trade agreements and are more adept at trading since a lot of business owners come from different countries..." 

Read more about how Florida is taking advantage of the growth overseas in this article featured in the South Florida Business Journal. 

Jerry Hingle 
CEO and Executive Director 
Southern United States Trade Association