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Ambassador Kirk Works to Grow Jobs in the Garden State

Yesterday, United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk sat down with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno and local business leaders in Newark, New Jersey, to discuss ways in which exports can help Garden State businesses succeed. He shared ways that USTR is working to make to it cheaper, faster, and easier for American businesses to export their goods to customers overseas. Ambassador Kirk also discussed how the Garden State’s small- and medium-sized businesses can help propel America’s economy forward and create jobs for New Jersey workers by selling products and services in foreign markets. Overall, in 2008, more than 150,000 jobs in New Jersey were supported by goods exports.

The Garden State was the latest stop in Ambassador Kirk’s tour throughout the U.S. to discuss President Obama’s National Export Initiative, which aims to double American exports in five years, supporting two million additional jobs.

Ambassador Kirk with Lt Gov Guadagno
Ambassador Kirk with Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagn