Using Exports to Take Your Community Global – Learn More at the Federal Economic Development Forum

Engaging the Federal Government on the New Economic Stage
April 14-16, 2013
Washington, DC Metro Area
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 Using Exports to Take Your Community Global

President Obama announced the launch of the National Export Initiative in a 2010 State of the Union address, with the goal of creating jobs by doubling exports. Now nearly three years later we are beginning to see results from this push. Building on strong growth in 2010, exports supported approximately 9.7 million jobs in 2011 and the value of U.S. exports of goods and services exceeded $2.1 trillion for the first time in U.S. history. Exports play a critical role in helping to bring economic prosperity to local economies by increasing jobs and wealth, and helping to grow local industry. Companies that export have a proven track record of providing higher wages, adding jobs, spurring innovation, and bringing increased stability to their operations in times of economic downturns. Join IEDC this April and learn about the export assistance landscape, and understand why EDOs play a key role in helping businesses to export.

*Session Spotlight*

The Foundation of a Strong Local Economy
Monday, April 15
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Exports are leading the way as the American economy continues to find its footing. The federal government has made expanding exports a top economic development priority. The president announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) in his 2010 State of the Union address with the goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2014, an objective we're well on our way to achieving. What can your community do to grow your export economy?

Moderator:
Michael Langley
CEO
Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership
Saint Paul, MN

Speakers:
Leila Aridi Afas
Director
Export Promotion
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
Washington, DC

Allison Germak Gatchev
Director
Corporate Development
Small & Medium Enterprise Finance
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Washington, DC

Richard Ginsburg
Senior International Trade Specialist
United States Small Business Administration
Washington, DC

Michael K. Jackson
Director of City/State Partners
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Washington, DC

Check out the 2013 Federal Forum program, speakers list, and register today!

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Alexandria, VA 22314-5700

Phone: (703) 253-8600 or 1-866-837-4210
IEDC room rate: $229/single and double
Group rate cutoff: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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