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.