The Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s international business team can help you break into new markets overseas cost-effectively and with minimal risk. During our next trade mission to Bogota, Colombia in September, conducted with our partners in the Tampa Bay Export Alliance, you’ll have the opportunity to meet qualified prospects that have been pre-screened and are ready to buy.
Colombia is Florida’s second largest export market and the fourth largest economy in Latin America, making it an excellent market for Tampa Bay exporters. Strong political stability, a growing middle class (35.3% of the population), and a vastly improved safety and security situation have created healthy economic growth in Colombia. Products and services that are most sought after by Colombian buyers include information technology, medical technology and equipment, automotive, defense and security, processed food and beverages, and construction, logistics, and electric power generation equipment.
The mission will include the U.S. Commercial Service Gold Key matchmaker program that delivers customized one-on-one meetings with potential customers or partners in Colombia. With grants available for qualified companies to cover $1,000 of the Gold Key fee, this mission offers local small and medium-sized firms one of the least expensive and most efficient opportunities available to explore new markets abroad.
Dates for the mission will be announced shortly. To learn more about participating and obtain a detailed itinerary, please contact Aly Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 518-2668.