The Central Florida Development Council (CFDC), through its Polk Global Trade Alliance initiative, is launching a survey on May 9th to assess the needs of current and potential international importers and exporters in Polk County, Florida. The purpose of the survey is to gain insight from companies with current global trade operations, those contemplating global trade, and those offering global trade support services.

The CFDC is currently seeking feedback from companies in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing;
  • Agriculture;
  • Engineering, Architecture, Technology, and similar professional firms;
  • Industrial Machinery;
  • Legal, Accounting, Financial, and Insurance firms;
  • Logistics companies.

Sean Malott, President and CEO of the CFDC states “responses to this survey will help the CFDC evaluate how companies perceive opportunities in international trade. The CFDC will then be able to develop targeted local programming to increase import/export activity within Polk County.” Depending on the results of the survey, future Polk Global Trade Alliance program offerings may include sessions on international trade financing, risk mitigation, international marketing, compliance, and trade missions, among others.

Any organizations that wish to participate should contact Javier Marin, Director of the CFDC’s Polk Global Trade Alliance at 863.937.4430 or Javier@CFDC.org.