About Us

“The goal of this initiative is to accelerate international trade as our region’s economy continues to grow.” 

-- Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange County Government


Founded in 2014 with the generous support of Orange County Government and J.P. Morgan Chase, the Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) provides a single location to connect with a variety of trade resources in Central Florida! 


Our region is home to over 2 million residents, and represents a vibrant business community and a climate that is bathed in sunshine. We receive over 65 million visitors per year, and are conveniently located in the “I-4 Corridor” between Port Tampa Bay and Port Canaveral.


Orlando is really in the center of it all!


The CFITO resides in the National Entrepreneur Center which houses a variety of business support organizations to serve our business community.

Our office is designed to accelerate the access and activity for companies interested in trade in Central Florida including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. Metro Orlando is dedicated to strengthening Central Florida’s position as a world-class center of international trade, in a region that already hosts the largest number of visitors in the United States.


By accelerating access to our existing resources, providing relevant connections, highlighting our region’s superior infrastructure, and emphasizing our collaborative approach to business development, the Central Florida International Trade Office is well positioned to engage international trade opportunities for both the importers and exporters who wish to do business in Central Florida.

Did you know?

The CFITO hosts international trade delegations interested in doing business with our region.  Visit our Events page regularly to see if there are any scheduled delegation visits. 

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