Jobs on Main Street, Customers Around the World: A Positive Trade Agenda for US Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative
Karen G. Mills, US Small Business Administration
C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute
Dennis Hightower, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Miriam Sapiro, Deputy US Trade Representative

Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC

January 21, 2010

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk held a conference aimed at helping small- and medium-sized businesses create jobs through exports. The event took place at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on Thursday, January 21, 2010. Featured participants at the conference were Administrator Karen G. Mills of the US Small Business Administration, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dennis Hightower, and Deputy US Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro. Small- and medium-sized business panelists shared their export successes and discussed major policy barriers as well as key issues in export promotion.

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