Forgotten but not gone, EFI's Johnson leads Mexico trade trip
Like the song says, he's south of the border, down Mexico way.
Bill Johnson has announced he's leaving Enterprise Florida, his board has approved his six-month severance package and he has one foot out the door. But that didn't stop him from leading a 73-member delegation to Mexico City Monday on a three-day export trade mission.
"Mexico is currently our nation's third largest trading partner and second largest export market for U.S. products," Johnson wrote in a letter to Florida business leaders. "I urge you to join me on this mission as we work together to grow our state's economic ties with this important trading partner."
The list of participants includes representatives from more than two dozen companies and the Pinellas and Hillsborough economic development councils, Tampa International Airport, University of Miami, Broward County and city of Pensacola. The trip schedule includes briefing by U.S. Embassy staff members, appointments with Mexico business leaders and two "networking luncheons."