December 19, 2012

State of Trade’s Top Ten for 2012

There’s nothing I like more than a good annual tradition. And here at the State of Trade blog, there’s one tradition that we look forward to every year more than any other: the end-of-year recap of the top blog posts of the past year. I know it’s hard to believe …

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April 16, 2012

The Role of Local Governments in Supporting International Trade

Today, I had the opportunity – along with Sam Kaplan of the Trade Development Alliance – to present to the King County Council on “International Trade as an Economic Driver for King County,” and I learned a very valuable lesson: never present immediately after a discussion on a major topic …

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February 23, 2012

Washington Needs an NBA Team to be Competitive in International Trade

Well, there’s a blog post title that puts my thesis out there clearly and succinctly. Much better than some of my rejected ideas, like “Washington Drives to the Hoop in International Trade” or “You Can’t Travel Without Traveling.” (That last one especially doesn’t work because they don’t call “traveling” in …

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January 19, 2012

Invest in Washington! (Everyone else already does)

The State of Trade blog doesn’t usually touch on the issue of foreign direct investment (FDI). Not that it’s not an international trade issue (employing close to 100,000 people in our state through investment from Canada, EU and Asia in Washington companies), but just that it’s rarely a policy topic …

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