Originally Posted as an Opinion Piece on Fox News Website.
Free trade is the essence for new opportunities in new markets as well as the creation of new and better-paying jobs. From manufacturers to farmers to ranchers, free trade is an opportunity to keep small businesses open and create overall economic contributions in international trade .
"International trade is actually incredibly important to small businesses. It is a little-known fact, but 98 percent of all U.S. exporters are small firms. Nearly 300,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are exporting to foreign markets every day; those companies support around four million American jobs as a result."
For more than 32 years, the World Trade Center Miami (WTCM) has facilitated international commerce in Miami-Dade County. Through trade shows, missions, special events, educational programs and other forms of assistance, the WTCM has played a leading role in spurring the growth of the region's most important economic sector, generating more than $3.8 billion in reported international sales and stimulating the formation of thousands of new jobs.
As a powerful voice for business growth and economic prosperity, the WTCM is dedicated to leading South Florida into a new era of international trade. Guided by our Board of Directors and assisted by our community partners, our Center helps companies connect with the world and contributes to our regional economy. The World Trade Center Miami’s mission is promote Miami as the Trade & Logistics Hub of the Americas.
The World Trade Center Miami, Florida's oldest global organization, fosters and enhances international business opportunities for companies in the western hemisphere.