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Potential impact of tariffs on Florida’s economy

Threat of trade war and tariffs are worrying some Florida business owners according to experts. It may lead to hurt Florida’s $1 trillion economy. Says international trade is a quarter of Alice Ancona, director of International Strategy and Policy with the Florida Chamber of Commerce says Florida’s economy and these tariffs are “a pretty significant impact.”.

But surely experts do realize its a negotiation, its positioning, and most of all its very temporary until out trading partners respect the world’s “piggy bank”.

JAXPort Anticipating Asian Container Growth in 2015

After 20% growth in 2014, JAXPort CEO Brian Taylor is forecasting additional near-term growth in containers from Asia, in an article from Alexa Epitropoulos in the JAX Business Journal.

JAX Port Container Volume from Asia Up 20% from Last Year

Jensen Werley of the JAX Business Journal reports that JAXPort’s container volume from Asia is up 20% year-over-year.