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Ambassador Kirk and Rep. Kissell Tour UNCC's Technology Center, Hold Roundtable in Charlotte

Ambassador Kirk toured the University of North Carolina-Charlotte’s Technology Center today with the state’s 8th district Congressman, U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell (D). After the tour, Ambassador Kirk and Congressman Kissell met with local business leaders to discuss trade-related topics from intellectual property rights to USTR’s enforcement efforts regarding imports of Chinese tires. Ambassador Kirk also answered questions on how exports can foster job creation for North Carolina’s businesses.

While in North Carolina, Ambassador Kirk has met with other elected officials, business leaders, and farmers in the Charlotte metropolitan area. In 2008, Charlotte area businesses exported $5 billion in goods and services. USTR has been working together to give North Carolina’s small- and medium-sized business owners an even better position in the global marketplace.