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Business Leaders Send Clear Message to President on Free Trade Agreements

by Brenda Hall

With the unanimous vote for the resolution to support the passage of the Panama, Columbia and South Korean Free Trade Agreements, the National District Export Council sent a resounding “YES” to the Administration and the Hill on April 12.

At the First District Export Council Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., more than 75 United States business leaders, representing 1,800 small business exporters from across the country, brought a collective voice for Free Trade Agreements in an unprecedented unanimous vote. The District Export Council National Steering Committee, of which I serve as the secretary/treasurer, took this strong message to the White House and the Hill as we met with Administration and congressional

As you can imagine, getting 1,800 business leaders to agree on anything is quite a feat but this watershed moment is a testament to the importance of these agreements to our country. Continue reading