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Murrieta signs cooperation agreement with US commercial service promoting exports

The city of Murrieta entered into an agreement with the U.S. Commercial and Foreign Service, International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2012 to promote export awareness in small- and medium-sized businesses, and to ensure public awareness of the economic benefits of exporting, building public support for local job creation and growth through exporting.

“Exporting is an integral part of our economic growth and properity,” said Fred Latuperissa, director of the U.S. Commercial Service for the region. “We need to embrace this opportunity and let our businesses be aware of the exporting needs that exist globally.”

Murrieta and the U.S. Department of Commerce have been working in unison for several years, promoting each other’s events as they pertain to exporting and business expansion. This agreement is a form of a “road map” that will allow both entities to promote exporting and business growth in a more public capacity.

“We greatly appreciate our partnership with the Department of Commerce,” said Murrieta City Manager Rick Dudley. “Fred and his group have been instrumental in helping us with business attraction and expansion in Murrieta. We recognize the importance of helping our companies to grow locally by expanding the market for their goods and services internationally.”

Murrieta has a strong focus on economic development, as it continues to grow from an upscale bedroom suburb for San Diego and Orange County into a city rich with additional technology companies.

“The city believes that the growth of exports from local businesses and additional foreign direct investment will help attract and grow business in the region,” said Bruce Coleman, Murrieta’s economic development director.

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