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Through diverse partnerships with several international cities and regions, Orange County has transformed into a global hub for tourism, healthcare, education, and technology.


Orange County has sister city relationships with five international partner cities and regions around the world. The relationship becomes official with a signing ceremony among the top-elected officials of the two local jurisdictions.

Orange County’s Sister Cities include Las Heras, Argentina; Quindío, Colombia; Hart van Brabant, Netherlands; Medellín, Colombia; Taizhou, China.

Directory of Consulates

Consuls represent their respective countries in the area. They are the central point of contact for all trade, cultural and diplomatic liaison between their country and the local community. Directory of Consulates.

Central Florida International Trade Office

Founded in 2014 with the generous support of Orange County Government and J.P. Morgan Chase, the Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) provides a single location to connect with a variety of trade resources in Central Florida!

Our region is home to over 2 million residents, and represents a vibrant business community and a climate that is bathed in sunshine. We receive over 65 million visitors per year, and are conveniently located in the “I-4 Corridor” between Port Tampa Bay and Port Canaveral.

Orlando is really in the center of it all!

The CFITO resides in the National Entrepreneur Center which houses a variety of business support organizations to serve our business community.

Our office is designed to accelerate the access and activity for companies interested in trade in Central Florida including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties. Metro Orlando is dedicated to strengthening Central Florida’s position as a world-class center of international trade, in a region that already hosts the largest number of visitors in the United States.

By accelerating access to our existing resources, providing relevant connections, highlighting our region’s superior infrastructure, and emphasizing our collaborative approach to business development, the Central Florida International Trade Office is well positioned to engage international trade opportunities for both the importers and exporters who wish to do business in Central Florida.

Contact Us

Orange County Office of Economic, Trade & Tourism Development
Orange County Administration Building
201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.