From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8520 Date: 6-12-13

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Export Council of Oregon awards achievement certificate to Clackamas County Business and Economic Development

The Export Council of Oregon (ECO), an official US District Export Council, presented the Clackamas County business and economic development team with an achievement certificate for their leadership and innovation in organizing the Clackamas County Export Initiative and hosting a training program which has benefitted local companies.

CTF Enterprises, an Oregon City company that participated in the county’s program and has seen an increase in export sales, was also recognized. 

“ECO commends Clackamas Business and Economic Development on its continued leadership role that serves as a model for communities seeking to grow their business communities through sales to international markets,” said Paul Taylor, chair, Export Council of Oregon.  

ECO was established in 1973 to provide a variety of export-oriented services to businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington. Its membership is comprised of local business people and government officials appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce whose knowledge of international business provides a source of professional advice to companies seeking to expand international sales.

“We are honored to receive this award and are excited to continue to work to connect our local businesses to resources such as the ECO to assist in increasing their export activity,” said Catherine Comer, manager, Clackamas County business and economic development.

“We truly appreciate the mentorship that the ECO has given our team in the development of our Clackamas County Export Initiative,” she said.

For more information about Clackamas County’s Export Initiative, contact Cindy Hagen at 503-742-4328 or cindyhag@clackamas.us

To learn more about Clackamas County business and economic development go to http://www.clackamas.us/business

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