Miami-Dade County Embarks on a Mission for International Business with France

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The Economic Development and International Trade Unit (EDIT)–Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) of Miami-Dade County is organizing a business and trade development mission to Paris and Marseille, France, from June 12 to June 20.

This mission will be led by mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Jose “Pepe” Diaz, commissioner and chairman of the International Trade Consortium (ITC) Board of Directors, with the objectives to highlight the county’s unique assets and its role as an international trade hub and to further strengthen commercial ties with France. This is important to Miami-Dade County in terms of trade and investment.

France was Miami-Dade County’s twelfth largest trading partner in 2014, moving up four spots from the year before and becoming its top trading partner among all European countries. Miami-Dade County’s value of bilateral trade with France amounted to $2.65 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.4 percent from the prior year. Regarding foreign direct investment, France has the third most multinational corporations (42) among all foreign countries with a presence in Miami-Dade County.

During the mission, delegates will explore business opportunities and participate in pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings; receive customized trade briefings; and participate in networking meetings with French business leaders, trade and industry agencies, and government officials.

Marie-Charlotte Piro, Vice President of MC2 Realty, is also the president to the Association of French Real Estate Professionals of Miami, or FPIM. Discover FPIM at

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