Good news for
German-speaking investors and businesses
The German Business
Council of Florida is dedicated to furthering commerce, culture and art
among the German-speaking businesses or Germany-related businesses in
Florida and to serve as a
German-American entrepreneurs and professionals.
Fort Lauderdale, monthly networking
on various topics of
interest will be offered on an ongoing basis. Additional benefits are
derived from the collective
purchasing power of
the GBCF`s members.
Here are some statistics on
investors, residents and visitors
the leading magazine for high profile German-speaking individuals):
is the number 4 merchandise trade partner for Florida with US$ 3,722.9
billion trade, with an increase of 43.2% over 2001.
* The largest increase in Florida's total exports is attributable to
Germany, where Florida exports grew by US$ 1.06 billion, an increase of
322% over 2001.
* German companies comprise the second largest foreign-related employment
in Florida. 824 German Companies opened an office in Florida (2002).
* Germany has the strongest economy in Europe and the third largest
economy in the world.
Estimates place the
number of German-speaking residents in Florida at more than 300,000
(including German Snowbirds). 65% of all German-speaking residents in the
United States live in Florida. Germans account for 2,138 acquisitions of
residential Real Estate (2002).
In 2001, 23.1% of all German visitors to the United States traveled to
Florida. There were more than 400,000 German visitors in 2002.
* German visitors
stay an average of 18 days in Florida. Greater Ft. Lauderdale
* More than 275,000
German-speaking travelers visited Greater Ft. Lauderdale in 2002. Germany
is the largest European market and the second largest international market
by country, after Canada.
Greater Miami & the
316,200 German-speaking visitors came to Greater Miami in 2002. Germany is
the largest European market and the third largest international market,
after Canada and Brazil.
Information - Sources:
www.gbcflorida.org “Greater Miami CVB,
Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB, Lee County CVB, Orlando CVB, The Florida Keys
& Key West CVB, St., Petersburg/Clearwater Area CVB, Census 2000, Housing
Bureau and Economic Development office Florida”
Christmas Party 2005
Pictures Company Presentation & Networking
Event on March 30, 2004
* Pictures Business Card Exchange on March 1st,