The Art of Exporting and Taking Your Community Global; Webinar, April 25

The Art of Exporting and Taking Your Community Global

Date: April 25, 2013

Time:  2:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org

Yes, Boeing and the Ex-Im Bank make export headlines. But, US exports also ship from thousands of small to medium sized companies throughout the nation. US shipments off-shore hit a record level of $2.2 trillion in 2012. And communities of all sizes contributed to that number. 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. Spend just one and a half hours online with us later this month to learn how to prepare your community to pump up its foreign market share.

What is the role of the economic development organization (EDO) in assisting local companies to sell their goods and services globally? Economic development leaders can identify local companies that are export ready and help them navigate through various resources to help them achieve their goal. Economic developers bring regional stakeholders together to collaborate on new economic development initiatives such as an exports-oriented effort.

In this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how to identify companies with export potential and to connect them to available export-assistance resources.
  • Discover the keys to getting started, including how to engage local leaders and your own board.
  • Learn to build and strengthen export assistance services for small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Become familiar with the export assistance landscape and understand why EDOs play a key role in helping businesses to export.

Speakers:

Michael Stone
President
Stone & Associates

Steve Weathers
President & CEO
World Trade Center San Diego

Announcement Type: 
Press Release
Organization Type: 
Non-Profit
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