Prince George's County Economic Development Corp. Hosts 2nd Annual International Economic Summit Focusing on Latin America and Caribbean Basin

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The Prince George's County Economic Development Corp. (EDC), Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and their partners host the second annual International Economic Summit, October 21 - 23, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Building, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, and UMUC's Inn & Conference Center. Foreign dignitaries, trade delegates and business leaders will address issues critical to trade, such as: access to capital, impact of globalization, market opportunities and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. This three-day event will focus on trade opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin, and will emphasize Prince George's County's commitment to giving local businesses access to the global marketplace.

The Prince George's County Economic Development Corp. (EDC), Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and their partners host the second annual International Economic Summit, October 21 - 23, 2007, at the Ronald Reagan Building, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, and UMUC's Inn & Conference Center. This three-day event will focus on trade opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin, and will emphasize Prince George's County's commitment to giving local businesses access to the global marketplace.

County Executive Jack B. Johnson will help to kick-off the Summit with a grand gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on October 21st, followed by two days of summit sessions at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center and Inn & Conference Center at University of Maryland University College in College Park, Maryland. Foreign dignitaries, trade delegates and business leaders will address issues critical to trade, such as: access to capital, impact of globalization, market opportunities and challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean Basin.

"We are pleased to have the continued support of the international community, several county and statewide Chambers of Commerce, the academic and business community, as well as County and State government," said Patricia Hayes Parker, Vice President, Prince George's County EDC. "Our coordinated efforts will continue to sustain the progress toward establishing Maryland, and Prince George's County in particular, as a national leader in international commerce and business development.

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is committed to assisting emerging and existing businesses to become established in Prince George's County and internationally. Technical assistance and access to capital are provided by the International Business program, Small Business Initiative, along with the Business Development Division. To learn more about the services that are provided by EDC visit our website at http://www.pgcedc.com

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