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National Small Business Week Roundtable

Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Boulder, CO
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Export-Import Bank of the United States Invite You to a National Small Business Week Roundtable.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg and Rep. Jared Polis invite you to join a Trade Roundtable on the future of American exports -- particularly from the small business and agricultural sector -- and their implications for Colorado and the United States. Exports have been central to our resurgence, contributing nearly one-third of our economic growth in the recovery and supporting 11.7 million American export-related jobs in 2014 alone. The past five years have also been the strongest in history for agricultural trade, with U.S. agricultural exports totaling $675 billion since 2010. The U.S. Government, from USDA to EXIM Bank, is a strong partner and advocate in the international marketplace for American products, equipping American small businesses and producers to grow through exports and ensuring the smooth and fair flow of international trade. The Secretary, Chairman and Representative will lead a discussion on international trade initiatives and priorities of the current Administration, with a particular focus on how the small business and agricultural sectors will be affected.

The event will take place at Droplet Measurement Technologies, 2545 Central Ave., Boulder, CO 80301. Please note, this roundtable discussion is closed to media, but will be followed by a short press availability. The event is by invitation only and seating is limited. If you wish to designate someone else to represent your organization, please include the name and contact information with the RSVP.

Please RSVP by 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 to Matt Bevens at matthew.bevens@exim.gov.