Understanding the local-global connection

First posted at Journalism, Journalists and the World.

A while back the New York Times did a story based on some of the leaked cables on how the U.S. government helps U.S. companies sell their products. (I wrote about this and noted how many U.S. jobs depend on exports and trade.)

I just got a press release from the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority about a seminar on how to export.

The workshop is designed to assist businesses that are considering export opportunities, in the process of expanding into foreign markets or currently exporting.

Now why is this important?

The partners in this seminar include the private sector, Fairfax County, the state of Virginia and the U.S. government. There is clearly a connection between the local economy and exports.

These groups see it.

Too bad too many in the media and in Congress don’t. (Or if they do, they are keeping that knowledge pretty well hidden.)

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