The Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) aims to increase international trade activity in central Florida by conducting research, providing educational trade seminars and trade missions, and partnering with businesses in the community. CFITO's website includes basic information on Florida's international trade presence, the services of the trade office, and upcoming events and trade missions. The resources section of the website provides links to useful exporting tools and resources.
The Florida Department of State Division of Corporations provides information for corporations based in Florida. The site provides e-filing services, document searches, and important forms for Florida corporations.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of Central Florida offers training seminars and one-on-one business counseling for small business entrepreneurs. The site contains information on consulting, special services, workshops and seminars, news, and events.
StateOfFlorida.com provides a list of links to the Economic Development Offices or Counsels for different counties and areas of Florida. The resource allows you to navigate to pages containing information on obtaining a driver's license, opening a business in the area, real estate, insurance, and law enforcement in the area.
The Florida branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium-sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided. A free trade finance guide is available, as well as trade events, a resource database, business service providers, and newsletters.
The World Trade Center Miami (WTCM) helps to facilitate international commerce for the state of Florida, particularly in the city of Miami. Its website provides trade information specific to the state such as common export products from Florida, top trading partners, and international business highlights. Trade shows and events can be found on the website as well as trade contacts from numerous countries.
World Trade Center Orlando provides trade information, education, and networking services to its members. Its site contains information regarding events and programs hosted by the center. Under the resources tab, users can also view recently posted international trade leads as well as detailed reports on specific industries. Membership is available for varying nominal fees and provides members with discounts to events, members-only web access, and detailed international trade information.