Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rep. Carnahan Kicks Off Week Dedicated to St. Louis Area Jobs and Businesses

Press release:
(St. Louis, MO) – This week, Rep. Russ Carnahan, will visit small businesses across the St. Louis region and work with businesses to promote jobs and development, including an “Export Workshop” presenting resources available to St. Louis businesses who want to start exporting products to foreign markets – one big step toward growing the Missouri economic recovery and creating jobs in St. Louis.

“Jobs need to be our top priority,” Carnahan said. “Small businesses are the engine of our economy. That’s why I’ll visit with small business owners across the St. Louis region – to listen to what they need to expand their businesses and create jobs.”

Rep. Carnahan will make stops at 10:00 am Central Time on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week at St. Louis businesses Seiler Instruments, Shelter Works and PrintFlex Graphics to meet with owners and employees, learn about the companies and tour their operations.

The week will culminate with an Export Workshop at Washington University’s Knight Center hosted by Rep. Carnahan and featuring Suresh Kumar, Director General of the U.S. Department of Commerce for international trade. The forum will focus on federal programs in place to assist U.S. business who would like to expand and export to international markets.

These events are the latest in an effort by Rep. Carnahan to meet with members of the community and advance business and job growth throughout St. Louis and surrounding communities.

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