Casablanca

Here’s looking at you, Enterprise Florida!

Of all the gin joints in all the the towns in all the world, Enterprise Florida, Inc., is headed to Casablanca to pimp the Sunshine State to Moroccan businesses and investors this spring.

posterAccording to a press release issued by the public-private agency this morning, EFI will lead a delegation of small and mid-sized Florida manufacturers and services providers to Morocco from April 14-18. Registration for the trip closes on Feb. 8.

From the release:

“Morocco has become a top destination for foreign investments and trade,” said Manny Mencia, senior vice president of international trade and development for EFI. “Morocco has increased investment in its port, transportation, and industrial infrastructure to position itself as a center for business throughout Africa. Florida companies in industries like energy, infrastructure, agricultural equipment, and healthcare can find great new opportunities there.”

Morocco, home to 35 million people, is the sixth-largest economy in Africa, according to EFI, and is considered the “gateway to sub-Sarahan Africa.”

For interested businesses, $2,300 will buy “one-on-one Gold Key meetings with Moroccan companies interested in their product line, coordinated by the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS).” We’re guessing fezes likely are not included.

Gold Key participation will be limited to Florida manufacturers and professional service companies that best meet the participation criteria. Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. This option is limited to 12 Florida companies.