New Markets, New Jobs: Milwaukee, WI

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, along with Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Fred Hochberg, and Ambassador Isi Siddiqui, Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative invite you to the New Markets, New Jobs:  The National Export Initiative Small Business Tour.

The National Export Initiative Small Business Tour 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.

Attendees will benefit from:

  • Remarks from senior federal and local government officials;
  • Trade resource panels on key export topics, including the spectrum of state and federal resources that can help businesses begin exporting or expand their exports;
  • Materials and resources to guide companies in the process of selling their products and services to consumers all over the world; and,
  • Lessons learned from area businesses that have succeeded in utilizing federal resources to expand into new markets and grow their businesses.

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 11:45 am – 5:30 pm. Check in will begin at 11:45 a.m. Lunch will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Where: Milwaukee Grain Exchange, Mackie Building, 225 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee, WI

Register: Reserve your seat for the NEI Small Business Tour today. Registration cost per person is $35.00

Questions: Contact Nancy Hubbell (202) 401-0150 or

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