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Orlando's Hispanic Chamber Leads Trade Mission

July 9, 2013


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More than 20 business leaders from the Orlando, Fla., area will be traveling to Costa Rica this week for a trip led by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando (HCCMO) to promote business opportunities between the regions.

City of Orlando Commissioner Tony Ortiz and Osceola County Commissioner John "Q" Quinones are leading the group to San Jose, Costa Rica, with the goal of promoting the Florida region for international trade for companies based in the Latin American country.

"The prosperity of a country, state, region or municipality, among many factors, depend on the ability and eagerness of such body to establish lines of collaboration with other countries, states, regions or municipalities," said Commissioner Ortiz in a press release.

Added Commissioner Quinones, "We always look forward to acting on opportunities to position the region as a prime business location. This trip serves to introduce us to possible new business partners and allows us to promote investment opportunities in the Osceola County and Central Florida community."

Business leaders representing companies such as JetBlue and various government agencies will leave Wednesday (July 10) and return Sunday (July 14).

By promoting additional trade with Costa Rica, organizers say it will lead to more jobs in the Orlando region to support the trade activity.

"With over 57 million visitors coming to Central Florida, it is already known as the best tourist destination in the world. The HCCMO is striving to also make Central Florida known as a business destination," said Diana Bolivar, president of the HCCMO.

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