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Brazil Business Solutions plays key role in trade mission to Brazil

From left to right: Alan Vinson, CEO of Brazil Business Solutions, Greg Driskell, President of Professional Pavement Products Inc.; Jerry Mallot of JAX USA, formerly Cornerstone; and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. Seated at the head of the table is Lara De Lacerda Santos Rodrigues, who heads the City of Curitiba, Brazil’s Department of International Relations. Curitiba is one of Jacksonville's newest SIster Cities. Photo by Cristiana Camargo Gusso

Brazil Business Solutions is among eight Jacksonville companies joining Gov. Rick Scott, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and officials from Enterprise Florida aiming to boost trade with one of the world’s emerging economies. The trip runs Oct. 23-27. Brazil is currently the state of Florida’s No. 1 trading partner and Jacksonville’s No. 2 trade partner behind Puerto Rico. Brazil is the seventh-largest economy in the world and, in 2010, trade between Florida and Brazil totaled approximately $13.7 billion.

“My goal with this trade mission is to connect Northeast Florida companies seeking to tap into Brazil’s robust economy,” said Alan Vinson, CEO of Brazil Business Solutions. “We’ve been cultivating relationships with officials and trading partners in Brazil for the past three years and we are poised to create even more jobs and boost our partnerships even further.”

Vinson is fluent in Portuguese and English; has dual citizenship and has worked in Brazil. Vinson also serves as vice president of the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association’s Curitiba Brazil Committee. In April 2009, Curitiba became Jacksonville’s seventh sister city after a groundswell of support for boosting trade and relationships with the two cities. The trade mission will focus on Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo.

Brazil Business Solutions LLC is a management consulting company dedicated to business development between Brazil and the US. Brazil Business Solutions is dedicated to helping U.S. businesses in the areas of business development, production management and sourcing in Brazil. It focuses on helping its U.S. clients develop business in Brazil by combining the expert advice and strategic relationships they need to profit from trade with Brazil. Similarly, it offers business development services to Brazilian companies needing expert representation in the U.S. Learn more online at

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