WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a field hearing on Thursday, August 11 in Manchester, New Hampshire entitled, “The Role of Exports in Small Business Growth and Job Creation.” With 95 percent of the world’s customers living overseas, exports represent an important opportunity for economic growth and job creation in the New Hampshire economy, especially for small businesses. The hearing will examine the role of federal programs aimed at helping small businesses reach new markets and increase their exports. Hearing witnesses will also discuss new resources made available to small businesses through the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI) and the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
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WHO: U.S. Senate Small Business Committee Members Jeanne Shaheen D-NH and Kelly Ayotte D-NH
WHAT: Field Hearing entitled, “The Role of Exports in Small Business Growth and Job Creation”
WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2011
WHERE: University of New Hampshire – Manchester
400 Commercial Street
Witness Panel 1
Deputy AdministratorOffice of Administrator, U.S. Small Business AdministrationMarie Johns SBA Testimony.pdf (65.0 KBs)
First Vice President and Vice ChairBoard of Directors, Export-Import Bank of the United StatesFelton Testimony.pdf (58.0 KBs)
Regional Director, NortheastCommercial Service, United Stated Commerce DepartmentJim Cox Testimony.pdf (26.4 KBs)
President and CEOCarpenter and Company, Inc.FriedmanTestimony.pdf (15.7 KBs)
Witness Panel 2
Former Director, Office of International Commerce/ International Trade Resource CenterState of New HampshireTestimony Wivell.pdf (98.3 KBs)
President and CEOSleepnet CorporationTestimony of Tom Moulton.pdf (85.7 KBs)
International Sales ManagerSecure Care Products, Inc.Testimony Grace.pdf (499.5 KBs)