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January 24, 2001 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Asia's economies continued to rebound last year, helping to push the volume of California exports up 22% from January to September. That good news, however, has been tempered by concern that a slowing U.S. economy could spread globally and dampen demand for U.S. goods overseas.
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January 24, 2001 | STEPHEN GREGORY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Asia's economies continued to rebound last year, helping to push the volume of California exports up 22% from January to September. That good news, however, has been tempered by concern that a slowing U.S. economy could spread globally and dampen demand for U.S. goods overseas.
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BUSINESS
April 21, 1992 | CAROL SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wanted to buy: beet pulp pellets, instant coffee and ball-bearing swivel casters. For sale: "Earth Day" T-shirts, Russian helicopters, shark fins and sea cucumbers. Where can a business find such an esoteric, computerized list of international sales leads? At the Export Small Business Development Center in Oxnard.
BUSINESS
April 21, 1992 | CAROL SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Wanted to buy: beet pulp pellets, instant coffee and ball-bearing swivel casters. For sale: "Earth Day" T-shirts, Russian helicopters, shark fins and sea cucumbers. Where can a business find such an esoteric, computerized list of international sales leads? At the Export Small Business Development Center in Oxnard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1996 | DAVID R. BAKER
Local farmers interested in selling their produce abroad can attend a seminar designed to teach them the basics of exporting. The seminar, hosted by the Oxnard College Center for International Trade Development and the Export Small Business Development Center, will be held Thursday at the Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard. Speakers will discuss the details of transportation, marketing, international finance and the risk of food perishing in transit. For more information, call 644-9981.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1996 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO
The Ventura County Environmental Technology Cluster, a nonprofit group that helps environmentally related businesses, is looking for new members. The Thousand Oaks-based group--one of only two such incubators for environmental companies nationwide--will host its next meeting Jan. 17. It provides cheap office space, free access to the Internet and communications equipment for start-up businesses. Tenants can stay for up to two years. The meeting will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
BUSINESS
December 13, 1994 | Compiled by Jack Searles
Congressional passage of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, or GATT, has prompted the Export Small Business Development Center to suggest an "A to Z" of export leads. The center, which has an office in Oxnard, lists the following as "hot" opportunities in its publication, the SBDC Explorer: "Algeria wants packaging and wrapping materials. Generators are good bets to Botswana, fishing vessels to Brunei and ice cream to Finland.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Export Outreach Center: The Export Small Business Development Center will open an outreach center in El Monte on Thursday to help San Gabriel Valley businesses interested in foreign trade become better at building export markets. The Export SBDC was formed three years ago to help small businesses throughout Southern California increase exports. The program is a partnership involving the Small Business Administration, the California Trade and Commerce Agency and the Export Managers Assn.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1994
Well, Fortune magazine has given the back of its hand to Los Angeles again ("Best for Business," Oct. 26). In its latest ranking of the world's best cities for international business, Los Angeles didn't make it into the Top 10. However, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami did. But Fortune seems to be losing its grip. If you look at the small profile tables for each city, Fortune has lost things. They give the full Metropolitan Statistical Area population for New York, but Los Angeles is credited with just the population of the city.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1993 | Jack Searles
National Diversified Sales Inc., a Camarillo maker of products used in golf course and landscaping drainage and in plumbing systems, realized it had untapped marketing potential when it learned last year that its pipes and valves were being used as part of a religious ritual in an Arabian mosque. Thousands of worshipers were washing their feet several times a day in a huge pool that was drained by plastic equipment produced at the NDS plant on Mission Oaks Boulevard.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1996
Ventura County business owners, particularly those in the high-tech, consumer-goods and food industries, need to take a serious look at the potential of foreign markets, said Lowell Hattori, coordinator of a seminar that will focus on trade opportunities in Taiwan.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Communicating at odd hours with distributors, buyers and retailers in Asia, Europe and elsewhere around the world is an accepted part of international trade for Ventura County firms. But traveling to the Commerce Department office in Long Beach for help in exporting can be an inconvenience. That should no longer be a concern with the recent opening of a regional Export Assistance Center in Oxnard.
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