Three East Bay members of Congress are hosting an “Export to the World” forum next week in Walnut Creek to help local businesses promote their products and services overseas.
Reps. George Miller, D-Martinez; Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton; and John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, are doing the event as part of Congressional Democrats’ “Make it in America” agenda, which includes investing in the manufacturing sector to encourage job creation.
Scheduled to appear at the event from 9 a.m. to noon next Thursday are Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez, small business executives, and local representatives from the Contra Costa Council, the Diablo Innovation Alliance, the Small Business Administration and the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Sanchez is touring the nation to highlight opportunities for businesses to expand exports, create jobs, and grow the economy; he’s been talking up President Obama’s National Export Initiative, and how to leverage public-private partnerships that will “foster investment, support communities, and assist rural businesses succeed, expand, and create jobs.”
Space is limited at the event, but local business owners can sign up on Miller’s website.