International business is booming in Utah. This morning, Chamber Communication Director Marty Carpenter has a column on KSL.com looking at the impact of international exports on our local economy.
For the third consecutive year, Utah leads the entire U.S. in merchandise export growth over a five-year rolling period.
With Utah exports reaching an all-time high of over $18 billion, it is quite frequent that the Chamber hosts world leaders. Just a few days ago, the director general of Taiwan paid a visit to Chamber President Lane Beattie and World Trade Center President Lew Cramer. Both were presented with a gift–an extremely personalized gift.
You can see Beattie and his official bobble-head doll above. Cramer and his are below.
“This is better than an Oscar,” said Beattie.