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Brazil has been Florida’s number one international trading partner for years. In 2017, the two exchanged nearly $20 billion in goods and services, according to Enterprise Florida. Business owners from the Tampa Bay region recently traveled to Brazil. 

Bloomin' Brands

The Tampa parent company of Outback Steakhouse is getting creative to keep diners coming back to its restaurants. Bloomin’ Brands has invested millions in restaurant renovation, delivery, and a customer loyalty program. The company is also looking to grow its business in Brazil. 

A large, ongoing yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning people not to travel there unless they get vaccinated against the deadly mosquito-borne illness. 


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