New Markets, New Jobs: New Orleans, LA

The National Export Initiative Small Business Tour –April 11, 2011

Hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans and Tulane University’s Goldring Institute of International Business

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, a senior official at the Small Business Administration, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu hosted the third New Markets, New Jobs conference. These conferences are designed to help connect small and medium sized businesses with the resources they need to sell more of what they make in markets overseas.

America’s small and medium sized businesses face many hurdles in getting their products to new markets: the lack of readily available information about exporting and market research; challenges in accessing export financing; and strong competition from foreign companies and governments.

New Markets, New Jobs addresses those challenges, and we were excited to make the third stop of the tour in New Orleans!

Conference attendees benefit from:

  • Trade resource panels on key export topics, including the spectrum of federal resources that can help businesses begin exporting or expand their exports.
  • Materials and resources, including Regional Commercial Officers from the Caribbean, Central America and Brazil, to guide companies in the process of selling their products to consumers all over the world;
  • Lessons learned from area businesses who have succeeded in utilizing federal resources to expand into new markets and grow their businesses; and
  • Remarks from senior federal government officials and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

WHEN: Monday, April 11, 2011

WHERE: Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Student Center
McAllister Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70118

QUESTIONS: Contact Eliza Brierre at ebrierre@wtcno.org or (504) 619-9834