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Gloucester County Partners with US Commercial Service to Increase Export Awareness among Business Community

(West Deptford, NJ) – In an effort to increase export awareness among the business community the Gloucester County Freeholders have signed a partnership agreement between the Department of Economic Development and the US and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration (USCS). 
Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “The County’s Department of Economic Development and the US Commercial Service are working together to increase export awareness among the U.S. business community, particularly small and medium-sized businesses.”
Director Damminger said, “The USCS has already identified 200 businesses in our region that could potentially utilize this business tool to expand their markets.”  Damminger said that the USCS is utilizing an office at the County’s Department of Economic Development and is holding office hours to talk to local business about exporting.  The office is staffed by appointment with International Trade Specialist Patrick Kenny.
Freeholder Heather Simmons said, “This partnership is great for Gloucester County businesses who want to explore how to export their goods or services to other parts of the world.  There are many resources available to them through the International Trade Administration to help identify potential markets, participate in trade missions and set up to bring their products and services to new markets.”
“As a result of this partnership new initiatives like training programs are being coordinated to give businesses the insights they need tolearn about expanding their global reach,” said, Freeholder Simmons, the liaison to the Department of Economic Development.
To schedule an appointment to talk to trade representative, or to find out more information call the Gloucester County Department of Economic Development at (856) 384-6930.