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SelectUSA Success Tips with TJ Villamil, SelectFlorida

March 16, 2024

Bill Kenney: Welcome to the next episode of Belly2Belly! Today, we’re joined by TJ Villamil from SelectFlorida to discuss SelectUSA success tips. Welcome, TJ.

TJ Villamil: Hey Bill, thank you. I’m thrilled to be here and eager to dive into our discussion.SelectUSA Investment Summit Success Tips

About SelectFlorida

Bill Kenney: Our goal is to provide companies attending SelectUSA with insights into the resources they can expect and to foster connections with organizations like yours. TJ, could you share what types of assistance SelectFlorida provides to companies looking to invest in Florida?

TJ Villamil: Absolutely. SelectFlorida is dedicated to facilitating foreign direct investment in our state. We offer personalized consulting services to international companies, helping them navigate the investment landscape in Florida. Our team collaborates closely with these companies to understand their needs, preferences, and growth plans, guiding them to the right opportunities and resources available in our state. With a diverse economy encompassing industries like aerospace, defense, manufacturing, life sciences, and financial services, Florida offers a wealth of opportunities for international investors.

Bill Kenney: That’s impressive, TJ. Florida’s economic diversity and growth potential make it an attractive destination for international investors. What industries in Florida do you consider particularly noteworthy?

TJ Villamil: Florida’s economic story extends far beyond its renowned tourism industry. We have thriving sectors such as aerospace, defense, manufacturing, life sciences, and financial services. Our state boasts a robust cluster of military and defense companies, a strong presence in aviation and aerospace, and a burgeoning manufacturing sector. Additionally, Florida’s strategic location and robust logistics infrastructure make it an ideal gateway for companies looking to expand their reach into Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Why SelectUSA

Bill Kenney: Florida’s economic landscape offers a compelling array of opportunities for international investors across various industries. You’ve been participating in SelectUSA for several years. What makes this event so essential for SelectFlorida?

TJ Villamil: SelectUSA serves as a premier platform for connecting with international investors and showcasing the opportunities available in Florida. It’s a comprehensive event that brings together stakeholders from across the globe, providing a centralized forum for networking, collaboration, and information sharing. Our partnership with the US Commercial Service enhances the event’s impact, facilitating ongoing engagement and investment promotion throughout the year.

SelectUSA Success Tips

Bill Kenney: SelectUSA indeed provides a valuable opportunity to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders and promote investment opportunities in Florida. For companies attending SelectUSA for the first time, what SelectUSA success tips do you have to maximize their experience?

TJ Villamil: Preparation is key. Given the vastness of the United States, it’s essential for international investors to plan their visits and meetings strategically. Utilizing tools like the event app to schedule meetings in advance can streamline the experience and ensure productive interactions. Additionally, leveraging the expertise of service providers and consulting with project managers can help companies navigate various aspects of the investment process, from immigration to tax considerations, enabling them to make informed decisions and optimize their time at SelectUSA.

Bill Kenney: Excellent advice, TJ. Preparation and leveraging available resources are essential for companies to make the most of their participation in SelectUSA. Thank you for sharing your insights today, and I’m sure many companies will benefit from connecting with SelectFlorida.

TJ Villamil: Thank you, Bill. It’s been a pleasure discussing SelectUSA preparation, and I look forward to connecting with attendees at the event.

Summary Points:

  1. SelectFlorida provides personalized consulting services to international companies seeking to invest in Florida, helping them navigate the investment landscape and identify opportunities across diverse industries such as aerospace, defense, manufacturing, life sciences, and financial services.
  2. Florida’s economic diversity, strategic location, and robust infrastructure make it an attractive destination for international investors, offering opportunities for growth and expansion across various sectors.
  3. SelectUSA serves as a crucial platform for connecting with international investors and promoting investment opportunities in Florida, providing a centralized forum for networking, collaboration, and information sharing.
  4. For companies attending SelectUSA for the first time here are some success tips, preparation is key. Strategic planning, scheduling meetings in advance, and leveraging available resources can optimize their experience and facilitate productive interactions during the event.

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SelectUSA Success Tips Podcast Recording with TJ / Bill (2024-03-14 13:33 GMT-4) – Transcript

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Bill Kenney, TJ Villamil

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SelectUSA Summit, 23-26 June 2024, Washington, DC

https://www.selectusasummit.us/

TJ Villamil, TJ.Villamil@selectflorida.org

https://selectflorida.org/

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