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International Trade Administration presentation at LCRA's Economic Development Forum in Austin on December 16th 2011.

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International Trade Administration

  1. 1. Exporting: A Major Boost to Economic Development
  2. 2. Exports Support American Jobs .
  3. 3. Why Exporting is Important <ul><li>Strengthens the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Exports mean growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. export related jobs have grown faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exporting stimulates local economy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exports mean higher wages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Export-related jobs pay 13-16% higher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Retain existing businesses </li></ul>
  4. 4. Texas: Exports Jobs and Businesses <ul><li>Exports Support Jobs for Texas Workers </li></ul><ul><li>6.5 percent total private-sector employment linked to exports </li></ul><ul><li>27.6 percent of all manufacturing workers depend on exports for their jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Exports Sustain Thousands of Texas Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>25,656 companies exported from Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>93 percent were SME with fewer than 500 employees. </li></ul><ul><li>34 percent of total exports of merchandise generated by SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>2009 data latest available </li></ul><ul><li>Source: State Export-Related Employment Project International Trade Administration and Bureau of the Census. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Spanning the Globe A Worldwide The U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Network <ul><li>Abroad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Located in over 75 countries around the world with Commercial Officers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>… and in the U.S… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 100 offices in U.S. cities as U.S. Export Assistance Centers with International Trade Specialists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 offices in Texas </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Our Global Network of Trade Professionals Opens Doors to New International Business <ul><li>The U.S. Commercial Service provides U.S. companies unparalleled access to business opportunities around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>As a U.S. Government agency, we have relationships with foreign government and business leaders in every key global market. </li></ul><ul><li>Our trade professionals provide expertise across most major industry sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>Every year, we help thousands of U.S. companies export goods and services worth billions of dollars. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><ul><li>Trade Counseling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Intelligence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Matchmaking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial Diplomacy </li></ul></ul>Our Proven Expertise Makes Doing Business Internationally Easier Whether a company is looking to export for the first time or expand to expand into new international markets, we have the expertise and network to help these companies tap into lucrative opportunities and increase their bottom line by providing:
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  9. 10. Proven Expertise: Trade Counseling <ul><li>Planning and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Legal and Regulatory Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation and Product Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Problems </li></ul>Provide the information and advice companies need to succeed
  10. 11. Proven Expertise: Market Intelligence <ul><li>Country Commercial Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Data and Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Customized Market Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Contact Profile </li></ul></ul>Target the best trade opportunities
  11. 12. <ul><li>Partner Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Partner Search </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personalized Business Matchmaking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gold Key Matching Service </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trade Missions </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Shows </li></ul><ul><li>In-Country Promotions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Company Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial News USA </li></ul></ul>Proven Expertise: Business Matchmaking Connect with the right partners and prospects
  12. 13. Proven Expertise: Commercial Diplomacy Ensure U.S. products and services have the best possible advantage for success in international markets
  13. 14. <ul><li>Federal program </li></ul><ul><li>To showcase the U.S. as the world’s premier business location </li></ul><ul><li>Provide info on federal-level programs related to business investment. </li></ul><ul><li>Designed to complement the activities of our states </li></ul><ul><li>the primary drivers of economic development in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Information provided includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. industry snapshots; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Why to Select the USA?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>advantages of operating a business in the U.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guide of federal programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>grants, loans, loan guarantees, and tax incentives; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A clickable U.S. map to direct our foreign business visitors to the states’ economic development agencies. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. How to Partner with Us <ul><li>One-on-one Export Business Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Articles in newsletters/emails </li></ul><ul><li>Export Training: Speaker, Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Export Business Recognition Awards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Export Achievement Certificates; E-Awards </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><ul><li>higher employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increased wages in export industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more value-added jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>overall stronger community economic development </li></ul></ul>Exporting SMEs Benefits the Community SME exports help local community through...
  16. 17. Covering Central Texas Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center 512-916-5939 | 512-916-0039 [email_address] |