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SelectUSA Summer Forum


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Event Date and Time: 
06/17/2014 (All day)

Join SelectUSA on June 17th at the Capitol Visitor Center  

From large multinational corporations to family-owned small businesses, U.S. firms are discovering that bringing manufacturing or services back to the United States makes economic sense.

Learn about the latest trends, discover resources to help businesses make the move, and to hear directly from companies that have reshored successfully. Register Now

Summer Forum Agenda

 Subject to change.  More details coming soon.

  • 12:00 p.m. – Remarks by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker 

  • 12:20 p.m. – Explore the Latest Research, Trends and Tools:  What’s really driving reshoring?  What should companies consider? How can state and local governments recruit investment?  What tools does the federal government offer?

  • 1:20 p.m. – A Conversation with Walmart’s Michelle Gloeckler, Senior Vice President:  Learn about Walmart’s commitment to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S. products in 10 years.

  • 1:50 p.m. – Economic Development Perspective:  Hear from Jay Williams, confirmed in May as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development.

  • 2:40 p.m. – Keynote by Mr. Jeff Fettig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation

  • 3:30 p.m. – Making the Move – How Four Companies Succeeded:  What do socks, Tinker Toys, IT services, and streetcars all have in common? They can be reshored – find out how it was done.

  • 4:30 p.m. – Concluding Remarks by Congressman Frank Wolf

What is SelectUSA?

Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, SelectUSA is the U.S. government-wide program to facilitate business investment into the United States.  SelectUSA assists U.S. states, counties and cities to compete for investment by providing information, a platform for international marketing, and high-level advocacy.  SelectUSA also helps investors find the information they need; connect to the right people at the local level; navigate the federal regulatory system and resolve federal issues.

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