Coral Gables welcomes a newcomer to its consular community this September. The Italian Trade Commission is relocating its Southeastern headquarters from Atlanta to Coral Gables, expanding its formerly smaller South Florida presence that has been serving the area since 2005.
The expanded operation will facilitate economic development, trade delegations, and support services for Italian and foreign companies in South Florida. The office will join the Consulate General of Italy’s office at 4000 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 590.
“We are very pleased to be opening a completely autonomous office in Coral Gables,” said Fabrizio Giustarini, Italian Trade Commission, Trade Promotion Section of the Consulate General of Italy. “This regional office will be strengthened through the addition of more personnel as well as the presence of a new director, who will be joining us from our headquarters in Rome, Italy.”
Coral Gables long has been recognized as a hub for corporations, multinationals and consulate offices. In fact, the city is home to 21 foreign consulates and government offices that serve the needs of a diverse and international population, representing a variety of countries located in Central and South America, Europe and countries as far away as Asia.
“We’re proud to be host city to a great number of consulates and foreign offices,” said Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason. “With a large multinational base and diverse population, having the consulate offices provides convenient support for our community and adds to the city’s international appeal. We welcome the Italian Trade Commission as a vital part of the cultural and economic fabric of the city.”