STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Peterson, Klobuchar back Cuba sales
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, both Minnesota Democrats, want more food and other exports to Cuba.
Existing law restricts sales to the communist island country.
“American... Posted on 3/12/10 at 11:40 AM
Minnesota exports of agricultural, mining and manufactured products reached a record $20.3 billion last year, beating the previous record of $19.2 billion in 2008, according to figures released this week by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
Small businesses statewide may be eligible for financial incentives and technical assistance under a new state export initiative focused on helping companies increase sales in foreign markets and spur job growth in Minnesota.
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar voted Thursday to pass the Small Business Jobs Act, legislation intended to help small businesses access capital, stimulate investment through tax incentives, and promote entrepreneurship.
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