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"WeinLosAngelesarenotwaitingforWashingtontocreatejobs.Welaunchedthe LosAngelesRegionalExportCounciltohelpmakeiteasierforlocalbusinessestofind theexportassistancetheyneedtogrowtheirbusinessesandcreatenew jobs."MayorAntonioVillaraigosa

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MayorVillaraigosahaslaunchedLARExCtheLosAngelesRegionalExportCouncil,apublicprivate partnershipbetweengovernment,business,andeducationalinstitutionsthatisworkingtocoordinate
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andstreamlineexportservicesintheLosAngelesregion.LARExCisamodelforregionalexportplans aroundthecountry,andisleadingthewaytoeconomicrecoverythroughexportsofgoodsandservices. LARExCisintheprocessofworkingwithregionalleadersininternationaltradetostreamlinethe region'sexportsupportservicesandhelpLAbusinessesreachinternationalmarkets.Studiesshowthat 95percentoftheworld'sconsumersliveoutsidetheUS,andthat85percentofeconomic growthwilllhappenoutsideoftheUSinthenextfiveyears.HelpingLAbusinessesreachthesegrowing marketsiscritical,asevery$1billioninexportscreates5,500newjobs.

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LARExCisacollaborationofregionalexportserviceorganizations,includingsevenkeypartners: LosAngelesMayor'sOffice LosAngelesAreaChamberofCommerce UCLACenterforInternationalBusinessEducationandResearch PortofLosAngeles LosAngelesWorldAirports CaliforniaCenterforInternationalTradeDevelopment(CITD)LosAngeles USCCenterforInternationalBusinessEducationandResearch LARExCisfundedbycontributionsfromCity,State,andFederalsources,aswellasfromtheprivate sector.JPMorganChaserecentlybecamethefirstprivatesectorinvestortocommitfundingtoLARExC.

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InpartnershipwiththeBrookingsInstitution,MayorVillaraigosainitiatedthe creationoftheLosAngelesRegionalExportPlan.ThisplanidentifiesLos Angeles'skeyexportstrengthsandopportunities,andsetsthefoundationfor LARExC'sinitiativesandprograms. ReadtheLosAngelesRegionalExportPlan(PDF).
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MBAExportChampions:AsakeyprogramoverseenbyLARExC,the"MBAExport Champions"programconnectslocalMBAstudentsfromtheUCLAAndersonSchoolof ManagementandUSCMarshallSchoolofBusinesswithLAbusinessestohelpexportreadyfirms inLAdevelopsoundbusinessplansandreachforeignmarkets.Formoreinformationandto apply,clickhere. AmericasBusinessForum:AnannualUSconferencefocusedonbusinessandexporting opportunitiesintheAmericas.Formoreinformation,clickhere. Export101:TradeConnect,presentedbythePortofLosAngelesandLosAngelesWorld Airports,isanintroductoryworkshoponthebasicsinvolvedinexporting,includingcosts,risks andsteps.Takingexporttrainingfurther,CITDoffersexportreadinessassessmentanda sevenstepexportenablerprogram.FormoreinformationonCITDservices,clickhere. Asia/PacificBusinessOutlook:Thepremierbusinessconferencefocusedontradeand investmentinAsianmarkets,heldannuallyinLosAngeles.Formoreinformation,clickhere.

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