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New at Mexport: Matchmaking sessions

New at Mexport: Matchmaking sessions | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
San Diego Center for International Trade Development plays matchmaker for exports.
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Expansion of Global Resources to Support U.S. Businesses, Exports | Department of Commerce

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Expansion of Global Resources to Support U.S. Businesses, Exports | Department of Commerce | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the Department of Commerce will expand its overseas resources to help U.S. businesses navigate additional global markets and sell their goods and services to customers all over the world. The Department’s International Trade Administration will add a total of 68 new positions and open offices in five new countries, including its first in Burma. The expansion is largely focused on fast-growing markets in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Wayne Winegarden: International trade key to robust economy

Wayne Winegarden: International trade key to robust economy | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

International trade is a key driver of California’s economy.

Golden State companies export more than $158 billion worth of goods – from computer equipment to strawberries – to foreign markets every year. California also exports an impressive $89.3 billion in services, the highest total in the country. And foreign-owned companies employ 567,000 people all across the state.

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South County leaders predict growth spurt

South County leaders predict growth spurt | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
South County is preparing for a large growth spurt, as long-range projects start construction and new investors head south, regional leaders said March 13 at a roundtable discussion held by The Daily Transcript.

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Medtronic Discusses Business Opportunities with Regional Suppliers | San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD)

Medtronic Discusses Business Opportunities with Regional Suppliers | San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD) | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

Medtronic, one of the world's largest medical technologies company, was the latest company to participate in theOtay Mesa Chamber of Commerce's MEXPORT Supplier's Forum. 

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SBA, USTR Helping U.S. Small Business Exporters Expand Trade with European Union

Exporting is one of the most effective ways for small firms to expand their markets and grow their businesses. In 2013, President Obama announced that the United States would begin negotiating a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) with the European Union.

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San Diego's next mayor looks at Mexico

San Diego's next mayor looks at Mexico | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
San Diego Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer has some binational plans.
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Hottest industries in Brazil

Hottest industries in Brazil | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
The 4 hottest industries in Brazil
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Potential export opportunities to Brazil for U.S. Companies...

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Sixteen States Achieve Record Export Levels In 2013 | Department of Commerce

Commerce.gov is the official website of the United States Department of Commerce and Secretary of Commerce
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NO BUBBLE IN LOCAL BEER BOOM, NEW REPORT FINDS - The U-T San Diego

NO BUBBLE IN LOCAL BEER BOOM, NEW REPORT FINDS - The U-T San Diego | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

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International trade group plans trip to Mexico - Sacramento Business Journal

International trade group plans trip to Mexico - Sacramento Business Journal | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
The Center for International Trade Development is hosting a trade trip to Mexico on Feb. 10 to boost exports among small- and medium-sized California...
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Trade Negotiations Will Create Jobs: Froman: Video

Trade Negotiations Will Create Jobs: Froman: Video | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
U.S.Trade Representative Michael Froman talks about the need for Congress to grant President Barack Obama trade-promotion authority and the outlook for trade negotiations on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop."...
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Alvarez, Faulconer commit to global trade

Alvarez, Faulconer commit to global trade | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
Mayoral hopefuls David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer reaffirmed their commitment to international trade Friday at a meeting at World Trade Center San Diego and vowed to make it a top priority should they be elected.
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San Diego CITD Update

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December 2013 San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD) Newsletter


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Global Competitiveness: San Diego selected for Brooking’s FDI program

Global Competitiveness: San Diego selected for Brooking’s FDI program | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

San Diego is one of only six cities selected to participate in a new pilot program to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to the region as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the renowned Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase.

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Supply Chain Opportunities Abound in Mexico as Industrial Suppliers Showcase Growing Industrial Supply Benefits - Co-Production International, Inc.

Supply Chain Opportunities Abound in Mexico as Industrial Suppliers Showcase Growing Industrial Supply Benefits - Co-Production International, Inc. | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
Over the last few weeks, events in San Diego and in Mexicali have highlighted industrial supply chain opportunities throughout Baja California's various manufacturing industries, says Co-Production International (CPI). The administrative and shelter services provider based out of San Diego notes regional growth underscored by the recent events targeting supply chain opportunities in Mexico.

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U.S. Quarterly Trade Deficit Was the Smallest in 14 Years

U.S. Quarterly Trade Deficit Was the Smallest in 14 Years | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
The Commerce Department said gains in overseas investment income and exports narrowed the imbalance to $81.1 billion.
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Why Manufacturing is Critical to California’s Economy

For every one job created in manufacturing, at least two to three jobs are created to support the sector. Further, manufacturing firms create regional wealth by producing a product that is exported to other states and countries. This attracts additional funds to the region — creating business, individual and community wealth. Because of this ripple effect, manufacturing firms have a deeper impact on the state of the economy than most other industries.

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Assemblymember Medina to Hold Hearing on Southern California's Logistical Network and its Effect on Jobs and the Economy | San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD)

Assemblymember Medina to Hold Hearing on Southern California's Logistical Network and its Effect on Jobs and the Economy | San Diego Center for International Trade Development (CITD) | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

Assemblymember Jose Medina, Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee will be holding an informational hearing titled:

 

Creating Competitive Advantages within the Southern California Logistical Network

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New stadium or exports. What wins?

New stadium or exports. What wins? | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
Would new exports provide the biggest boost to the economy?
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FACT SHEET: Opportunity For All : Establishing a New “Made In Rural America” Export and Investment Initiative | The White House

FACT SHEET: Opportunity For All : Establishing a New “Made In Rural America” Export and Investment Initiative | The White House | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

Today, the President directed his Administration, working through the White House Rural Council, to lead a new “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative. This initiative is charged with bringing together federal resources to help rural businesses and leaders take advantage of new investment opportunities and access new customers and markets abroad.  

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SBA/Chamber business seminar effective

SBA/Chamber business seminar effective | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

Alpine's SBA Day drew business people from around San Diego County on Jan. 30!
The session included information about planning, marketing, financing and expanding small businesses. Taking business to new markets, exporting and international trade resources and how the Chamber can help businesses also were explored.

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Forum calls for boosting Baja trade

Forum calls for boosting Baja trade | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
Reducing border wait times, spurring binational rail line are key topics.
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Secretary Pritzker Announces 'Look South" Initiative to Connect U.S. Exporters with Latin American Trade Partners | Department of Commerce

Secretary Pritzker Announces 'Look South" Initiative to Connect U.S. Exporters with Latin American Trade Partners | Department of Commerce | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the “Look South” initiative during her remarks at the World Affairs Council in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 9th. The Look South effort is part of Commerce’s “Open for Business Agenda” and supports the President’s National Export Initiative by encouraging more U.S. businesses to export to more markets. Federal agencies will encourage U.S. companies – with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses – to export to the region through enhanced trade promotion events including trade missions and trade shows. 

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Happy Holidays from the CITD

Happy Holidays from the CITD | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it

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United States, Bangladesh Sign Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) | Office of the United States Trade Representative

United States, Bangladesh Sign Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) | Office of the United States Trade Representative | Global Trade and Logistics | Scoop.it
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