EXIM Joins U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, and Three U.S. Manufacturers on Webinar Hosted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020
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WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) joined in today’s commemoration of Manufacturing Day 2020, and highlighted a record-breaking webinar yesterday focused on expanding U.S. exports that was hosted by the United States Census Bureau. The number of registrants in 2020 increased by 40 percent over the previous year, and more than 400 individuals participated in the record-breaking webinar.
The webinar, “Discover Federal Government Resources to Grow Your Export Sales!”, was held on October 1 and featured presentations and audience-interactive participation by staff from three government agencies: the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and EXIM. Three U.S. manufacturers also presented and engaged with webinar participants: DemeTech Corporation of Miami Lakes, Florida; R&M Sales Company, Inc. of Denver, Colorado; and Sintavia LLC of Hollywood, Florida.
“EXIM is pleased to recognize and participate in Manufacturing Day 2020. EXIM is fully committed to supporting America’s amazing manufacturers, as these companies serve as major employers in the United States and drivers of our nation’s economic growth,” said EXIM President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed. “President Trump put it best in his proclamation of Manufacturing Day when he said, ‘The workmanship and ingenuity of American manufacturers make “Made in the U.S.A.” an enduring stamp of patriotism and excellence, and we will always support the men and women whose work ensures that American manufacturing is second to none.’”
Manufacturing Day is an annual event held on the first Friday of October and is sponsored by the Manufacturing Institute, the nonprofit workforce-development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. The day kicks off a month-long series of events aimed at highlighting careers in modern manufacturing for students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. It also seeks to empower manufacturers to come together to address their shared challenges in helping their communities to thrive. This year’s Manufacturing Day activities include a strong emphasis on engaging digital and virtual events throughout the country and seeking ways to combat the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.
For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.