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.
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.
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.
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.
US export spike narrows October trade gap, brighten growth CNBC.com The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in October as exports hit a record high, pointing to a pick-up in global demand that should help to support domestic growth in the fourth quarter.
Just because you are a “small business” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be thinking big. Your plans for expanding your enterprise may include opening a second location a few miles down the road or increasing your product line, but you should also consider how you can take advantage of the global marketplace.
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.
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."...
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.
"International Opportunities and Resources for San Diego Manufacturers", offered information on various resources available to local manufacturers and opportunities for exporting their products and services. Read the article of the event and see the seminar presentations on the San Diego CITD website.
CITD clients and partners can attend the event at a discounted price of $155 (regular price is $195). This price includes access to a full day of seminars and discussions, as well as an evening networking reception. A flyer and full agenda for the event can be found here, and you can register at the discounted price by going to https://www.regonline.com/hottopics2013.