Remarks by Charge d’Affaires a.i. Patrick Dunn at Investment Seminar/Luncheon With Tampa Bay Trade Mission-December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

Remarks by Patrick Dunn

Chargé d’ Affaires a.i.

Investment Seminar/Luncheon With Tampa Bay Trade Mission

December 6, 2016, 2016

1:30 p.m.

Thank you, David. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Ambassador Brewster sends his regards and would have been here today if at all possible. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Export Alliance for bringing such an impressive delegation to the Dominican Republic and to thank all of you, our local guests, for participating and considering all that Tampa Bay has to offer Dominican businesses.

What you learned today is an example of what the United States has to offer in terms of commercial and investment opportunities.    There is no country more welcoming for investors than the United States. I imagine the sessions today have opened your eyes to new opportunities in the Tampa Bay region in particular. I would like to thank our panelists for sharing their insights and especially Brent Barkway for moderating both panels.  Clearly the Tampa Bay region offers a very positive business environment with impressive logistics capabilities, excellent education resources, a wonderful quality of life, and warm hospitality.

My commercial team, led by David McNeill, and in collaboration with his colleagues from Tampa Bay is pleased to address any needs you have and to support you with your business endeavors in the U.S. Once again we appreciate you taking time out to join us and hope you have a nice rest of your day.