Carroll's South Africa Trade Mission Creates $40 Million in Sales
The governor's office has declared Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll's trade mission to South Africa a "booming success."
The Carroll-led nine-day trade mission with Enterprise Florida from Nov. 4-13 is expected to create nearly $40 million in sales for Florida, the governor's office reported.
“While our meetings with maritime, aerospace, airline and space industry companies were focused on more immediate sales, the meetings with South African national and provincial government officials will lead to long-term partnerships and collaboration that will help expand Florida’s economy,” Carroll stated in a release.
The mission was promoted as a meeting of two areas that serve as trade and commerce gateways between the Americas and Africa.
“Florida’s long-term strategy in Africa relies on building relationships and strategic partnerships and trying to expand Florida’s trade infrastructure. Port-to-port relations and airline flights were some of the objectives that Lieutenant Governor Carroll and her team promoted,” Manny Mencia, Enterprise Florida senior vice president for international trade and business development, stated in the same release.