Luz Hopewell is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ms. Hopewell works to enhance the ability of small businesses...
Office of International Trade: Washington, D.C.
Federal Funding: $240,711
The STEP program and the Department of Small and Local Business Development’s export promotion division – ExportDC – will move forward with two major activities: 1) Outbound trade missions to China, South Africa, and Canada; and 2) A new seminar series for export ready business concerns. ExportDC, in partnership with the DC Chamber of Commerce, will plan and manage an eight-part “Practical Exporter” business series - a cohesive, three-day building series of seminars introducing advanced topics and aimed at improving the skills and knowledge base of the export-ready business audience. This is in addition to DC’s continued strengthening of trade and tourism relations with China and South Africa, proof that the District has leveraged these relationships well.