Local Press

Horton Awarded U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate

April 24, 2013

“Horton, Inc., a worldwide leading provider of engine cooling solutions and suspension products, was presented the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Certificate by U.S. Commerce Department Under Secretary for International Trade Administration Francisco Sánchez and Adam Schiff, outreach director at the office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.”

Press Release available here



Making Global Connections
October 26, 2012

“The purpose of us being here today is to spread the word of available assistance for Hibbing area companies of what the federal government can do to help companies increase their international trade. We can help in the entire trading process – helping find customers overseas and helping people go international.”-- David Edmiston, Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service MN

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Minneapolis Region Ranks 10th in Exports

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) announced new export data that shows the Minneapolis/St. Paul/Bloomington metropolitan area’s merchandise exports increased by $3 billion – 12.9 percent between 2010 and 2011 – growing from $23.2 billion to $26.2 billion. This impressive growth has put the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) into a select group of 11 nationwide MSAs which exported at least $25 billion in merchandise exports last year.
"Exports are an increasingly important part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul economy as local businesses both big and small continue to look beyond our borders to increase their customer base," said Francisco Sánchez, Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade. "I have seen firsthand the power of exports for the region and the diversity of products and services that are in demand all over the world. The new data confirms the region's focus on increasing exports is already bearing fruit."