Exports of Colorado food and agricultural products have tripled in the past decade, reaching $2 billion in 2014. To help Colorado companies develop export opportunities, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is hosting an Export Seminar on September 1, 2016, 9am-5pm in Broomfield. The seminar is designed to help companies new to exporting or companies looking to increase already established exports.
"In today's global economy it is vital that companies factor in an export plan to better diversify their client base and be able to compete both at home and abroad," said John Addison, International Marketing Specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture. "We are happy to provide many of the resources necessary to help Colorado companies succeed globally."
Seminar topics and presenters include:
How to access federal funds to promote exports, Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA)
How to reduce risk and guarantee payment when exporting, Export-Import Bank
How to acquire finances to build your business, Small Business Administration (SBA)
How to understand international shipping and logistics, Expeditors
How to utilize local resources, Colorado Department of Agriculture International Markets Division
Customers from more than 115 countries purchased Colorado food and agricultural products in 2015. The International Trade Administration suggests that each $1.00 of exports generates another $1.40 of supporting economic activity and that each $1 billion of exports supports 5,080 jobs.
The seminar will be held at the Colorado Department of Agriculture, 305 Interlocken Parkway, Broomfield, CO 80021. For more information and to register, visit www.coloradoagriculture.com. The seminar is free to attend and lunch will be provided.