Posted By LeAnn Wallace
The current economic climate has been a challenge for many small and medium sized businesses and now the federal government is looking at exporting as a way for those companies to gain revenue.
United States Senator Amy Klobuchar stopped in Duluth today as part of a statewide export summit.
Klobuchar says 65% of the jobs in this country come from small businesses and exporting is a very useful yet relatively untapped resource.
"We can make things in Minnesota with Minnesota employees and send them to other countries where they will buy them and bring the money back to the United States. It's kind of the opposite of what we've been doing for decades."
A Duluth based company was featured at the summit.
Epicurean Cutting Surfaces exports their goods to 45 countries, employing 40 people locally.
Klobuchar says it's important to get the word out about the possibility of exporting and supplying companies with the information and resources to do so.