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On December 3, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, re-presented the Minnesota District Export Council (DEC) with the 2013 DEC of the Year award in Minneapolis. Previously, Sandy Renner, Chair of the DEC, accepted the award on behalf of the DEC at the 2013 National DEC Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.
The Minnesota District Export Council provides local leadership in Minnesota on exporting through its over 25 member experts that are appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The Minnesota DEC was cited for achievements in company outreach, innovation and strategic management
According to Minnesota DEC Chair Sandra Renner, "Members of the Minnesota District Export Council were pleased to have been selected to receive this national recognition for their work in supporting and facilitating export growth by Minnesota's SMEs. We look forward to continuing our role in the National Export Initiative and serving Minnesota companies that are entering or expanding their export sales."
According to the local Commercial Service Director in Minnesota, Ryan Kanne, "The Minnesota District Export Councils members provide expertise on exporting to support and augment the U.S. Commercial Service's efforts to help more Minnesota companies sell internationally. They are a great and valuable resource."
With more than 100 offices across the United States and in American Embassies and Consulates in more than 70 countries, the ITA's U.S. Commercial Service connects U.S. companies with international buyers through export counseling and a variety of export services.
With support from the U.S. Commercial Service and the MN Trade Office, twenty-one educational institutions in Minnesota have created the Study Minnesota Consortium. The goal is to attract more foriegn students to Minnesota to further their education aspirations. Institutions on all levels will be promoted under the Study Minnesota brand through a website providing individual profiles and links to members. The consortia will also jointly participate in international education and recruitment conferences, webinars, recruitment trips, trade missions and virtual education fairs. Visit the Study Minnesota website.
Holmes Corporation of Eagan and Savillex Corporation and AmCom Software, both of Eden Prairie, were among the 57 companies that were recognized by the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce for their exceptional growth through exports. The President's "E" award recognizes significant contributions to increasing American exports. The 2013 honorees, many of which are small and medium-sized enterprises, was the largest group in three decades to receive this distinguished award. Read more about the "E" award and the winners here.
The Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises, to engage directly via teleconference with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American companies which are already in the country where the Ambassador serves or which are interested in expanding their businesses into those countries. Calls will vary in topic according to the specific needs for business in a given country. Tell us about your experience with Direct Line using #DirectLine on Twitter.
For more information about Direct Line: http://www.state.gov/e/eb/directline/
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