ORLANDO, Fla. – Central Florida has become a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, one of the most influential communities is the Brazilian community.
Known for their samba and carnvales, or carnivals — the Brazilian community has become a driving force in Central Florida’s culture and economy.
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“We’ve got a lot of investments from Brazil. We see a lot of different types of businesses some that would be obvious like Embraer has one of its major manufacturing plants in Melbourne,” Chris Legget, program manager for Central Florida International Trade Office said. “It can also be really innovative companies that have been started by immigrants.”
In addition to the various workforce areas created by Brazilians, Legget also explained there are about 260 students