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(November 19, 2012)
Appalachian Businesses to Get Export Boost from New Partnership

ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl and Charles A. Ford, deputy director general of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service (U.S. Commercial Service) have signed into creation a new Export Promotion Partnership aimed at boosting exports from businesses based in the 13-state Appalachian Region.

The new partnership will enhance ongoing cooperation and coordination between the two agencies to increase export awareness among small and medium-sized firms. The partnership will leverage the tools and resources both organizations can provide to help Appalachian businesses with their export efforts.