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U.S. Department of Commerce Completes First EDA/ITA Trade & Investment Mission

EDA and the International Trade Administration are leading a U.S. Trade & Investment Mission to HANNOVER MESSE from April 3-8, 2011. This fair combines 13 leading industrial technology trade shows all in one venue. It is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your community as an attractive candidate for foreign direct investment and a valuable trading partner. More details about applying as a community delegate will be available shortly. Meanwhile, contact Laura Stierle to express interest or visit www.hannovermesse.de for more information.

For the first time ever, three bureaus within the U.S. Department of Commerce-the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) and Commerce's Invest in America program–teamed up to promote U.S. exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. through an international trade and investment mission.

The U.S. Cleantech Trade & Investment Mission to Lyon, France and Brussels, Belgium took place from November 28-December 4, 2010. Co-led by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Brian McGowan and USCS Regional Director for Western Europe James Koloditch, the U.S. delegation consisted of 20 community delegates from across the U.S. seeking foreign direct investment and several companies looking to find new trading partners in support of President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI).