09 Feb 2014

Greenwood Nominated to Serve on the Louisiana District Export Council

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The United States Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, recently appointed 11 new and/or re-nominated members to serve the Louisiana District Export Council (LDEC) for a four-year term.

The District Export Councils (DECs) are groups of international business professionals, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, who support the mission of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) of the Department of Commerce by encouraging and supporting exports in their local communities. Closely affiliated with the Commerce Department’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers, the 59 DECs are made up of approximately 1,400 exporters and export service providers who support the U.S. Government’s export promotion efforts throughout the country.  DEC members volunteer their time to participate in numerous trade promotion activities. They also provide specialized expertise to small and medium‑sized businesses that are interested in exporting.

The Louisiana DEC’s mission is to assist the U.S. Commercial Service/New Orleans U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) in identifying potential exports and acts as mentors for new exporters.  LDEC members are some of Louisiana’s most experienced export executives and they stand ready to advise Louisiana companies on export issues and international market development.

14 Oct 2010


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BATON ROUGE – Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret recently visited Louisiana Small Business Development Center Technology Center client Geoshield as part of an outreach effort designed to demonstrate the LED’s awareness of the small business community.

One of the LED’s main priorities is the development of Louisiana’s small businesses. Upon meeting with Moret, Geoshield Chief Executive Officer Burns Mulhearn commented on the secretary’s commitment to small businesses.

“The Louisiana Business & Technology Cetner and Secretary Moret provided us with the latest information on available resources, which we can use to grow our business and create more jobs in Louisiana,” Mulhearn said.

As a small business in the LBTC incubator, Geoshield continues to work to develop its window films as an efficient technology, which lowers energy costs and consumption. As energy prices continue to rise, Geoshield window films vastly improve the performance of existing glass windows and decreases air conditioning cost.

Geoshield manufactures and distributes architectural window film. The company is dedicated to providing homeowners and businesses energy saving solutions through solar-control window film. Geoshield uses the latest science and technology to produce the highest quality window films on the market.

The LSBDC partners with Louisiana Economic Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, and participating universities to provide business consulting at no cost to entrepreneurs. LSBDC also offers low-cost training workshops and seminars. These services aim at helping entrepreneurs start, grow, and expand their businesses. The LSBDC Technology Center at LSU provides specialized services to technology companies throughout Louisiana.