Exports are an important part of Utah’s economy, totaling over $10.3 billion dollars per year each of the past two years. In fact, last year, Utah was the only state to see an increase in our overall export figures.
Today, the World Trade Center Utah welcomed Ro Khanna, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. Khanna spoke to a group of business leaders about President Obama’s National Export Initiative (NEI), which sets the goal of doubling exports over the next five years.
Prior to the event, Lew Cramer, president and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah sat down with Khanna to discuss Utah exports and how the NEI will benefit Utah businesses.
The mission of the World Trade Center Utah is to assist companies into profitable global markets. It is a first stop trade information hub where a business can receive an initial analysis of their trade capabilities, challenges, and opportunities; referrals to the most relevant services; and access to essential educational events to increase their expertise.
For more information, go to the World Trade Center Utah Web site.