Florida governor heads to Spain to drum up business
Despite the bad economic situation in Spain, Gov. Rick Scott is leading more than 60 business leaders and state officials there for a five-day business development mission. One of those businesses is CZA Incorporated, an organization that helps multi-national corporations integrate into the U.S. market. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with President and CEO of that company Carmenza Gonzalez about what she hopes to accomplish on the trip.
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