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Workshop to aid entrepreneurs with exports, intellectual property

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s office will host a workshop about how to protect intellectual property, especially when exporting products. The workshop, “Beyond Colorado: How to Bring Your Products and Services to the Global Marketplace” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at the El Paso County Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. It’s free and… Continue Reading Workshop to aid entrepreneurs with exports, intellectual property

Colorado agricultural exports on the rise

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Colorado exported 18 percent more agricultural goods in the first six months of this year than it did in the first half of 2011. Agricultural exports make up a significant portion of the state’s overall exports, according to a release from the state. And through the first two quarters of this year, Colorado has exported… Continue Reading Colorado agricultural exports on the rise

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Colorado exports grow to $3.9 billion

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Colorado merchants increased exports by 12 percent in the first half of the year, growing from $3.5 billion in 2011 to $3.9 billion this year, said the International Trade Administration. The growth topped the 7 percent national average for merchandise export growth for the same period, the group said. “Exports are an increasingly important part… Continue Reading Colorado exports grow to $3.9 billion

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The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the U.S. Commercial Service are sending a trade delegation to the largest mining exhibition in Latin America. The group will be going to “Expomin 2012,” in Santiago, Chile, from April 7 to 14. Martha Butwin, senior international trade specialist from the federal Commercial Service, will… Continue Reading Colorado delegation travels to Chile for trade mission

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Solar energy exports top $5.6 billion

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U.S. Solar Industry exported $5.6 billion last year, according to the U.S. Solar Energy Industry Association. The biggest export item was photovoltaic components, which accounted for more than 99 percent of last year’s exports, with solar heating and cooling equipment claiming the remainder. For the manufacturing industry, 2010 was a record year for the photovoltaic… Continue Reading Solar energy exports top $5.6 billion

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Getting trade basics and numbers wrong

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Why do so many (most?) business reporters and television talking heads, along with a boatload of economists, get the story dead wrong on trade? Whenever the latest U.S. trade numbers — i.e., exports, imports and the trade balance — are released, if imports are up and the trade deficit expands, a cacophony of voices spout… Continue Reading Getting trade basics and numbers wrong

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Colorado agricultural exports jump 28%

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Colorado’s agricultural exports rose $169 million or 27.7 percent during the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period in last year. The total value of exports jumped to $778 million from $609.2 million in 2009. Each of the top agricultural sectors in the state reported an increase in the first three quarters of… Continue Reading Colorado agricultural exports jump 28%

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A decline in exports and a sharp rise in imports pushed the U.S. trade deficit in June to its widest point since October 2008, raising new concerns about the weakening economic recovery. The $49.9 billion gap is worrying economists, who fear it means the U.S. economy grew at half the rate in the April-to-June quarter… Continue Reading Trade gap likely points to slower economic growth

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The tourism industry stands to gain attention and traction from the U.S. Export Council’s plan to double exports over the next five years — at least the U.S. Travel Association thinks so. President Obama has appointed two members of the Travel Association’s board of directors, Glenn Tilton, CEO of United Airlines, and Bob Iger, CEO… Continue Reading Export plan aims to attract more overseas travelers

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Seven reasons to export

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While many small businesses are in survival mode during the current economic downturn, there are still strategic decisions that can be made today which may have a positive impact on this year’s bottom line. Small businesses account for 30 percent of all U.S. exports — a staggering $500 billion per year. The fastest growing segment… Continue Reading Seven reasons to export

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