Int'l Trade Experts Talk Exports with Duluth Businesses
Posted at: 10/24/2012 6:32 PM
| Updated at: 10/24/2012 10:50 PM
For many businesses, becoming healthier, stronger and offering better pay to employees is a top priority, and an international trade expert tells Eyewitness News he wants that for businesses in Duluth.
At a Wednesday morning seminar at the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, David Edmiston, with the U.S. Commercial Service, explained to businesses there, that money is available to help them start exporting. He says that money is available through federal and state programs.
Edmiston, as well as representatives from Import Bank, the Small Business Administration, and the Minnesota Trade Office were scheduled to speak at the seminar.
"Our main hope is that companies will take advantage of these programs to help grow their businesses, hire more jobs and support the local duluth economy," Edmiston said.
Edmiston says the programs will help businesses pay for some international trips, and find new partners overseas.
According to the U.S. Commercial Service, in 2011, overall exports from the United States grew by 17 percent.
For more information visit www.export.gov