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  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:05:51 +0000: Get Your Business Ready for Any Kind of Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series - MBDA Syndicated News Feed
    Created on August 28, 2014
     

    Each year small businesses nationwide are forced to close their doors in the aftermath of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes. Business interruptions, even if they last just a few hours, are costly in terms of lost productivity and profits.

    You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. The September series is presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign as part of National Preparedness Month.

    The SBA wants to help business owners take charge of the well-being of their own companies, the safety of their employees, and the sustenance of their local economies by being prepared to rebound quickly from any kind of disaster.

    The half-hour webinars will be presented at 2 p.m., ET, each Wednesday in September. Visit http://snurl.com/296yw4e to register for any or all of the webinars listed below:

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  • Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:20:23 +0000: Nomination Deadline for Export Advisory Committee Extended - MBDA Syndicated News Feed
    Created on August 28, 2014
     

    Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory CommitteeIn support of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency manufacturers and services providers, the U.S. Department of Commerce has re-established the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC). The RE&EEAC shall advise the Secretary regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services, in accordance with applicable United States regulations.

    The Secretary of Commerce is seeking members for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee!

    The Department of Commerce recently revised its policy regarding appointment of federally-registered lobbyists to Department advisory committees. The Secretary of Commerce will now consider nominations of federally-registered lobbyists for appointment on the RE&EEAC. In light of this policy change, the Department has extended the deadline for submitting nominations to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on August 29, 2014. Please see this Notice for additional information. Please also note that the Department is in the process of amending the RE&EEAC charter to reflect the revised policy.

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  • Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:53:22 +0000: Remarks of Alejandra Y. Castillo - The White House Spanish Weekly Address: The Export-Import Bank - MBDA Syndicated News Feed

    In this week’s address, Alejandra Castillo, Director of the Minority Business Development Association highlighted the progress made towards rebuilding our economy, including the creation of nearly 10 million new private sector jobs in the past 53 months and the rise in the number of American exports to an all-time high. That growth is in part thanks to the actions of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an organization that creates American jobs by helping to take American businesses global.

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  • Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:48:27 +0000: Automotive Exports to Latin American Free Trade Agreement Partners on the Rise - MBDA Syndicated News Feed
    Created on August 20, 2014
     

    This post originally appeared on the Tradeology, the ITA Blog

    Leif Anderson recently completed an internship in the International Trade Administration’s Office for Export Policy, Promotion, and Strategy.

    AutomobileThe DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Free Trade Agreements Conference in Detroit will be a premier event for any business looking to expand exports in free trade markets.

    This is especially true for U.S. auto exporters who are looking for new opportunities in increasingly attractive free trade markets in Latin America.

    Mexico is the largest growing U.S. auto/auto parts export market in the world, with growth of $8.2 billion from 2009 to 2013 – that’s a 13 percent annual increase.

    Mexico recently passed Brazil as the top Latin American car producer, increasing demand for automobile parts from the United States.

    The DISCOVER: Free Trade Agreements forum will be a great event for U.S. auto exporters.

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