Dan Renberg Discusses Challenges and Opportunities Facing Small Businesses in Today's Global Marketplace
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2002
Michael Suydam, (202) 565-3200
Dan Renberg, member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), addressed members of the Hispanic Chamber of Orange County (HCOC) today during a breakfast at the Airport Doubletree in Santa Ana, CA.
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I want to thank Manuel Ramirez for this wonderful opportunity, said Renberg, With more than 24,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in Orange County, members of the Hispanic Chamber represent the who's who in the local business community.
In Orange County alone, almost $10 billion in goods and services are exported abroad each year. Ex-Im Bank serves to assist such companies throughout the U.S., especially those exporting to emerging markets, such as Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Following the breakfast, Director Renberg joined Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido on a tour of the International Business Center (IBC) in downtown Santa Ana. IBC, opened last year, houses a vast array of international trade-related services and resources, serving as a one-stop shop for businesses looking to expand their participation in the global economy.
In fiscal year 2001, Ex-Im Bank supported $12.5 billion for U.S. exports worldwide. In the past five years, Ex-Im Bank has helped 632 California companies export more than $7.3 billion in goods and services.