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Panama Trade Mission Aims To Create Jobs, Trade Via Manatee, Sarasota

Manatee Economic Development Council and Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County are teaming up to create jobs and increase the International trade in Florida.

The Manatee Economic Development Council and Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County are hosting a trade mission to Panama on Sept. 6-9.

To participate in this trade mission, companies need to apply by July 9. Only 15 will be selected. They will be picked out of Florida manufacturers, distributors, exporters and service companies who meet the best criteria to participate.

These companies will be able be to partake in appointments for groups and one-on-one meetings with Panama businesses.

There will also be meetings arranged with potential customers in Panama that will be set up by The U.S. Department of Commerce.

The EDC of Sarasota County, a private nonprofit organization, develops tactics to add high-wage jobs and diversity to the community in partnership with chambers of commerce and local governments.

The Manatee Economic Development Council, a division of the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, helps build programs designed to attract  companies and attempts to sustain and grow existing companies in Manatee County.

For more information, contact Lauren Kratsch at 941-748-4842, ext. 134, or at laurnk@manateeedc.com

Writer: Mandy Erfourth
Source: Lauren Kratsch, Manatee EDC
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