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Rep. Napolitano Meets with Business Leaders to Promote Exports

June 20, 2014
Press Release

(Washington, DC) Last evening, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) joined Congressional colleagues and global business leaders at the Netherlands Embassy to promote the exportation of American products.

“The reception we received last night proves that we need to do more outreach to find global markets for our American products,” Napolitano said. “Our upcoming export seminar will offer San Gabriel Valley businesses this opportunity, and we encourage the attendance of all local businesses interested in learning how selling their products abroad can help create more jobs at home.”

Last night’s event featured an awards dinner for Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Werner Vogels, PhD, a native of the Netherlands who now helps lead one of the world’s largest online marketplaces. Dr. Vogels received the 2014 Holland on the Hill Heineken Award for his innovative knowledge and business acumen.

Napolitano was joined by her colleagues, Reps. Doris Matsui (CA-06), Charlie Dent (PA-15), Jim McDermott (WA-07), John Garamendi (CA-03), and Paul Tonko (NY-20), who were also eager to connect with businesses from their districts present at the dinner. Luke Olsen of Astrophysics, Inc., located in the City of Industry, attended the dinner to network with representatives of new potential partners. Astrophysics is the only American x-ray security company that manufactures its products solely in the United States, employs over 100 local workers, and is responding to the needs of the area.

Napolitano will host a free export seminar on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the University of La Verne. If you are a small business and interested in learning more about exporting opportunities and business development, register at Call 626-350-0150 if you have any questions.

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