Tuesday, October 21, 2008

EDC and Murray State Partner to Create Owensboro Trade Office

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GO-EDC) and Murray State University will announce an agreement to promote international trade among new and existing businesses in Greater Owensboro.

The announcement will take place at a news conference Wednesday at 10 am in the Emerging Ventures Center for Innovation and MSU Small Business Development Center located on the third floor of the Commerce Center.

The agreement between the EDC and Murray State University will create the Owensboro International Trade Office. The mission of the Owensboro International Trade Office will be to facilitate international business and stimulate economic development and investment in the Greater Owensboro region. The Owensboro International Trade Office will offer a one-stop-shop for information, education, technical assistance, and networking services that help regional firms succeed in the global market and bring new global business opportunities to the Greater Owensboro region.

Services will include market research and investment climate profiles, cultural orientation, consultation with international business planning, risk analysis, and orientation to international trade issues.

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