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Rep. Napolitano Holds Free Business Export Workshop

November 10, 2011
Press Release

On Tuesday, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano held a free business export workshop with the City of Pico Rivera and the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce at the Pico Park Community Center. More than 80 local business people attended for free expert guidance on how to expand their businesses into global markets.

“Selling more products and services abroad will help create more jobs at home,” Napolitano said. “The experts at this workshop can help our local businesses increase their revenues and stimulate our economy.”

 “One of the ways we can create jobs is by exporting our products worldwide,” said Philip Ramos Jr., CEO of Philatron International Inc., a local Santa Fe Springs cable and wire manufacturer. “This is a much-needed event because it supports manufacturers and helps us do that.”

The panel included experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Centers for International Trade Development, the Small Business Administration, the World Trade Assistance Organization, the Minority Business Development Agency, and other organizations. Workshop attendees learned about the risks and rewards of exporting, specific local opportunities, and available government resources and private capital.

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