Jul 17
SBA Participating Event
NOTE: This event has expired.

White House Rural Council's "Made in Rural America" Regional Forum

Export Assistance

July 17, 2014 | 8:30 am CST - 4:30 pm CST

Southwest Tennessee Community College

5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN,38314

Amanda M. Richardson

Delta Regional Authority

This is a free event.

Hosted ​by ​the ​Delta ​Regional ​Authority, ​the ​full-day ​forum ​will ​take ​place ​at ​Southwest ​Tennessee ​Community ​College ​in ​Northeast ​Memphis, ​Tennessee. ​A ​detailed ​agenda ​will ​follow. 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. ​ ​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. ​ U.S. ​Department ​of ​Commerce ​Secretary ​Penny ​Pritzker ​is ​invited ​to ​speak, ​along ​with ​Doug ​McKalip, ​Senior ​Policy ​Advisor ​for ​Rural ​Affairs ​for ​the ​White ​House ​Domestic ​Policy ​Council. ​DRA ​Federal ​Co-Chairman ​Chris ​Masingill ​will ​also ​participate. ​More ​information ​on ​the ​Made ​in ​Rural ​America ​initiative ​is ​available ​on ​the ​White ​House ​website ​at ​http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/02/07/fact-sheet-opportunity-all-establishing-new-made-rural-america-export-an ​ The ​event ​is ​no ​charge ​and ​will ​include ​lunch. ​