TJ Villamil: Leads Florida’s international trade and development team

TJ Villamil is senior vice president of the Miami-based International Trade and Development Unit at Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private partnership whose mission is to help grow commerce statewide and to help businesses succeed. Mr. Villamil says he sees Florida as the shining city on the hill, “the true beacon of freedom and hope that emanates around the world.”

Mr. Villamil, who joined Enterprise Florida in 2021, leads the unit that promotes international trade for Florida’s small and mid-sized businesses and the investment of international businesses in the state, a huge segment of our economy. He previously founded The Villamil Group, a private company that focused on supporting companies relocating to Florida.

“The future economies are being built here in Florida,” he said, “and we need to continually invest in our infrastructure to make sure that we can have that competitive economy and the capacity for those booming industries that are to be brought in the future.”

Mr. Villamil spoke with Miami Today reporter Monica Correa.

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