New Markets, New Jobs: Wilmington, Delaware

Hosted by the World Trade Center of Delaware and the State of Delaware International Trade and Development

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator Marie Johns, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, U.S. Department of Agriculture Acting Under Secretary Michael Scuse, Export-Import Bank Board Member Diane Farrell, and Governor Jack Markell on behalf of the World Trade Center in Delaware, attended the one-day New Markets, New Jobs conference. It is designed to help connect small- and medium-sized businesses with the resources they need to sell more of what they make in markets overseas.

The National Export Initiative Small Business Tour is designed to help achieve the United States’ goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014 to support the creation of several million American jobs.

America’s small- and medium-sized businesses, the engines of growth, still face many hurdles in getting their products and services 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 tour addresses those challenges, and we were excited to make the fourth stop of the tour in Wilmington, Delaware.

View the agenda for the Wilmington tour stop.

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Delaware Technical and Community College
Wilmington Campus Conference Center
333 Shipley St, Wilmington, Del. 19801

QUESTIONS: Contact Tony Ceballos or 215-597-7141