Workshops, networking will teach companies how to start, grow relationships in foreign country.New Jersey businesses looking to expand their borders can begin by looking to Italy, as the recently formed N.J./Italy Trade Council looks to build on the growing relationship between the two markets.
Many who think of Italian and New Jersey in the same sentence focus on restaurants or “The Sopranos”, but small businesses ignoring the country risk losing out on a lucrative market. In 2002, exports to Italy from the Garden State totaled $456.3 million; that total grew to $1.3 billion in 2007.
The trade council is sponsoring a daylong program at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, in Newark, that will highlight opportunities and more for New Jersey companies looking to do more business abroad.
Sessions at the Oct. 16 workshop will include economic incentives, and accounting and legal structuring for overseas business. A networking opportunity also will be presented.
To register, visit www.njtc.org.
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