Tampa, Florida -- Mayor Bob Buckhorn is packing his bags and heading to Brazil to lead a trade delegation there through next week.
Buckhorn says Tampa is a gateway to Latin America and increasing trade with Brazil could boost our economy.
Brazil is Florida's leading export market with $15.8 billion in goods exported in 2012.
Officials representing the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation, Visit Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Tampa International Airport, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, University of South Florida as well as several area businesses will join Mayor Buckhorn on the trade mission.
Mayor Buckhorn's public schedule for the trip is available for download on tampagov.net.