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Ambassador Kirk Participates in the Global Access for Small Business Initiative

01/13/2011 - 5:28pm

This afternoon, Ambassador Kirk joined Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. And SBA Administrator Karen Mills for the Global Access for Small Business initiative kick off. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue hosted the event and National Association of Manufacturers Executive VP and incoming CEO Jay Timmons joined the panel. The Global Access Small Business Initiative (Global Access) is dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of American small businesses exporting goods and services by U.S. workers.

Ambassador Kirk spoke about USTR’s role in the President’s National Export Initiative: helping small- and medium-sized businesses grow and hire more workers by opening markets around the world and enforcing trade agreements with current trading partners.

To learn more about how USTR is working to help American small businesses export more around the world, visit our small business page and read about the USTR small business initiative.

Ambassador Kirk Speaks at a NEI EventAmbassador Kirk speaks at the Global Access for Small Business Initiative event