Press Release

Deputy Director General for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service Golsen to Promote Global Export Opportunities for Small Businesses in Cincinnati

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
Phone: 202-482-3809

The Deputy Director General for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Jim Golsen, will provide keynote remarks at a Building Bridges to Global Markets event in Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday, September 15. 

Part of the International Trade Administration’s (ITA) Global Diversity Export Initiative, Building Bridges to Global Markets is a no-cost export promotion workshop open to all interested business and geared towards small- and medium-sized businesses from underserved communities and hosted by ITA’s U.S. Commercial Service. The workshop will bring local trade resources to the business community, including information about the essentials of exporting; identifying qualified buyers and partners; and addressing common challenges faced by businesses from underserved communities as they look to expand their sales internationally, such as trade finance and access to capital. 

Later in the program, Deputy Director General Golsen will recognize Hightowers Petroleum Company and Glovon & Clovon Engineering Consulting LLC with an Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 

“Cincinnati is home to so many great, diverse small businesses,” said Deputy Director General Golsen. “We’re hosting this event because we want to invest in the long-term success of Cincinnati’s small businesses by providing the tools, resources and networking to help them expand their customer base, and sales, in new markets across the globe.”


About the International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. Operating in more than 100 U.S. locations and 80 markets worldwide, ITA promotes trade and investment, assists U.S. businesses and workers to export and expand globally, and ensures fair trade and compliance by enforcing U.S. trade laws and agreements. For more information on ITA, visit

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