By Francisco J. Sanchez, My Word, Oakland Tribune, © Copyright 2011, Bay Area News Group
EARLIER THIS WEEK, I joined several members of Oakland’s business community to announce a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), designed to help local small and medium-sized enterprises in seaport communities take advantage of new opportunities to grow and expand via exports.
The startling reality is that America’s seaports carry more U.S. merchandise abroad than air cargo, trucks, railroads and pipelines combined.
The opportunities for business growth and job creation are rich, and the time for businesses to take a more global perspective is now.
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