The Tennessee District Export Council provides leadership and international trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion efforts. We represent the interests of the U.S. exporting community and provide business counseling on the export process, trade education through seminars and events and community outreach to encourage Tennessee firms to export.
We follow a value and results-driven approach to serve as a model for fellow District Export Councils nationally and adhere to the goals of:
1. Promoting export opportunities
2. Advocating trade promotion policies
3. Supporting businesses in developing export successes
We invite you to browse through our site, attend our events, and use us as a resource to grow your exports.
News & Updates
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce recently announced that real U.S. travel and tourism output (adjusted for changes in price) increased at an annual rate of 8 percent during the third quarter of 2010, marking the largest quarterly increase in U.S. travel and tourism spending since the first quarter of 2004. By comparison, real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 2.6 percent during third quarter of 2010.
President Obama recently announced the conclusion of a trade agreement between the United States and Korea that will create jobs and grow American businesses and the American economy. The agreement will increase American exports by $10 to $11 billion just by cutting tariffs for American goods and services, creating tens of thousands of well-paying American jobs.
Exports by Small-and Medium-Sized Enterprises Support Four Million U.S. Jobs
November 2010, Washington, D.C.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) released a new report requested by United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk. The report, "Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises: Characteristics and Performance," shows that by exporting indirectly through wholesalers and as producers of intermediate inputs, U.S. small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a larger role in the export economy than is suggested by traditional trade statistics.
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