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Chairman Of Export-Import Bank Makes Address In Charleston

Reported by: Send eMail Bob Aaron
Reported: Jun. 16, 2014 1:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jun. 16, 2014 2:02 PM EDT
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

The chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States was the keynote speaker Monday at a business exporter forum at the state Capitol complex.

Fred Hochberg heads the independent federal agency with a mission of financing American exports to create and maintain jobs in this country. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin hosted the event at the Culture Center. It focused on how small business owners can sell internationally.

“That's what we are trying to do: get more exports out there,” Hotchberg said. “Ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside of the U.S., and I want to make sure that West Virginia companies are tapping into those rich world markets."

The Export-Import Bank has stepped up its effort by financing more small business exports in five years than the previous nine years combined.



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