U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis recently visited a UPS facility to talk to more than 200 business leaders and entrepreneurs about President Obama’s National Export Initiative and the importance of exporting to the U.S. economy and job creation.
During the meeting, UPS and the Commerce Secretary discussed an expansion of our collaborative efforts to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) export. To help UPS customers grow their exports, we’re working with the U.S. Commercial Service to connect exporting customers with resources to identify new opportunities and additional buyers in new markets. As a division of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration, the Commercial Service provides export resources and consultative services to U.S. companies through its network of over 100 U.S. Export Assistance Centers domestically and 120 offices overseas in nearly 80 countries.