On May 15, Chargé d’Affaires Tara Erath welcomed the Global Tampa Bay investment delegation and Swiss business leaders at the official residence to highlight the Greater Tampa area as an investment destination. In her opening remarks, Chargé Erath emphasized the Florida region’s opportunity to build upon existing links with Switzerland and the formidable economic dynamism in the Tampa area. A number of Swiss businesses from different industries already call the Greater Tampa area home. The Tampa Bay delegation and Amskills officials also visited Libs, Switzerland’s leading skilled-trades training center, and ABB in Zurich. A leading training center for Switzerland’s machinery, electronics and metal industry, Libs provides recruitment, basic education and specialist training for apprentices for nearly 100 member companies, including ABB, one of the founders of Libs. The purpose of the trip was to learn firsthand how the Swiss renowned dual education model works.