Sherrod Brown: Aggressive export strategy helps Ohio

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Sherrod Brown: Aggressive export strategy helps Ohio

The News-Herald – Increased exports are critical to economic recovery and to our nation's long-term economic growth. Export growth means business expansion and job growth. And — when coupled with steps to curtail anticompetitive trade tactics — it is the key to reversing chronic trade deficits with China and other major global trade competitors.

That's why my office hosted an export seminar this past Monday at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland for Ohio companies seeking to grow their businesses through global market development. Judging by turnout for the seminar, there is a growing appetite among Lake County small businesses to expand their exports. Despite the snow, nearly 50 attendees — including local business leaders looking to increase exports and those looking to start exporting for the first time — came to Lakeland.

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