October 20, 2011
Congresswoman Susan Davis Holds Export Seminar
San Diego - In today’s global economy, being able to export goods and services abroad is a vital component of American competitiveness and can help strengthen the middle class. To help San Diego companies take advantage of federal export resources, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), the U.S. Commercial Service and the Port of San Diego held an Export University 101 seminar.
“It was wonderful to see so many business owners and entrepreneurs eager to learn ways to expand their businesses through exports,” said Davis. “Exports are critical to San Diego’s economy. Trade accounts for ten percent of our region’s economic activity.”
More than 100 participants heard from representatives from the U.S. Commercial Service, the Port of San Diego, World Trade Center San Diego, Southwestern College Center for International Trade Development, and private industry representatives with export experience. Many stayed after the seminar for some one-on-one counseling.
Held at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, Export University 101 presented basic information on exporting, developing an export strategy and marketing plan and finding international buyers.
Participants from many business sectors from finance to construction to defense and technology also learned complying with U.S. and foreign regulations and trade challenges and successes.