On Thursday May 22nd, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott will guest on the Pete De la Torre Business Hour (WZAB 880 am The Biz). Radio Personality Pete De La Torre and the governor will discuss International trade and the opening of the PortMiami Tunnel. The governor will be De La Torre's special guest at the top of the hour at 8am est.
"We are excited to have Governor Scott as a special guest this Thursday, said De la Torre. He is a true champion for International Business in Florida. His appearance will add a high level of informational value as we celebrate International Trade Month on the show this month," he added.
Recently, in proclaiming May as Florida World Trade Month, Governor Scott stated that international business accounts for 17 percent of Florida’s economy and 60,000 businesses located in the state export goods or services. “The impact of international commerce on Florida’s economy cannot be overstated,” the governor said in his proclamation.
The Governor has also been a strong supporter of the PortMiami Tunnel. After decades of planning and four years of construction, the new $900 million dollar tunnel officially opens Monday, May 19th.
About Governor Rick Scott:
Rick Scott is the 45th Governor of Florida. Born in Bloomington, Illinois, and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, his father was a city bus and truck driver after his service in the 82nd Airborne during World War II, and his mother worked as a clerk in JC Penney. Governor Scott is a graduate of the University of Missouri- Kansas City, and earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University.
About Pete De La Torre:
Pete De La Torre is currently President/CEO of Pete De La Torre Enterprise, an organization that specializes in re-inventing businesses through communication, training and professional speaking services. He is also an adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College, the largest college in the U.S.
He is also the Host of The Pete De La Torre Business Hour, a live daily radio show focusing on economic development and business opportunities for South Florida. The show airs each morning from 8-9am on 880 am (The Biz). De La Torre is also a regular monthly columnist for Community Newspapers in Miami.