Ed Note: The following is a cross-post that originally appeared on the International Trade Administration blog.
President Obama announced the National Export Initiative (NEI) two years ago, with the goal of doubling exports by 2014. While it is an ambitious goal to double exports within five years, there are many individual successes of companies finding new markets, new buyers and new opportunities that will help realize this goal. Here is a timeline of those first two years.
For example, there’s the exporter of routers who sells in 80 countries, or the aircraft manufacturer who lands a large order in Japan. Together these successes will help increase our national exports.
Here at the International Trade Administration, we’ve helped to coordinate 77 trade missions to 38 countries with 1,123 companies participating. In case you didn’t know, that’s a lot. A whole lot. These companies have reported that they’ve secured more than $1.25 billion so far in export sales as a direct result of these trade missions.
The success of the NEI depends on your successes. We invite you to share your export success stories with us. How has exporting helped you and your business? Share your stories here.
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