One of only five national opportunities to learn about exporting your goods is planned at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Monday, Aug. 11.
Tommie Martin, Gila County supervisor for District 1, said Tuesday that more than 30 businesses had registered, but plans were for about 150 to attend.
There is no cost to attend, but you must register in advance at https://www.regonline.com/ builder/site/?eventid=1595105. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Cook at (928) 402-4329.
The program is part of the White House Rural Council’s Made in Rural America export and investment initiative.
This forum will help rural firms understand ways to grow their business by finding new customers overseas or selling more to their existing international customers. Learn about federal, state and local resources to help rural businesses and community leaders take advantage of export opportunities and access new customers and markets abroad. More information on the Made in Rural America initiative is available on the White House website.
The forum will highlight the role exports can play in helping rural businesses access new opportunity and helping rural communities add jobs and ensure long-term sustainable growth. Attendees will hear from experienced local exporters and from local, state and federal organizations about resources and opportunities to help rural companies meet their export objectives. Chairman of the Export-Import Bank Fred Hochberg is invited to speak at the forum.
Hosted by the National Association of Counties, Gila County, Tonto Apache Tribe, Town of Payson, Town of Star Valley, and Gila County Industrial Development Authority the half-day forum starts at 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 11 with check-in and coffee. The formal program starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at about 2 p.m.