Not only Washington food and beverage manufacturers, but also companies throughout the U.S., are now exporting their products worldwide with lower costs and higher success rates.
Published in the Puget Sound Business Journal:
Gov. Chris Gregoire, through the Washington Export Initiative, is working to boost foreign trade in Washington by 30 percent during the next four years. President Barack Obama's National Export Initiative seeks to double U.S. exports by 2015.
Both government leaders see exports as a way to improve the economy. But they are not looking only to the big public companies to do this. Small and medium-sized companies will play an important role.