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Greenbrier EDC seeks trade opportunities

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GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) -

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corp. is seeking ways to expand their respective industries. The West Virginia Dept. of Commerce offered tips to the businesses to help them get that international reach.

"We want our local businesses to have access to that," said Greenbrier Valley Economic Dev. Corp., Executive Dir. J. Andrew Hagey

"In the end what we hope for is that we can either source better with bringing in materials and getting product that is shipped here at a high markup, be able to get better margins on that. and that we can take our domestic product here and vice-versa ship that abroad with what's grown here locally in the appalachian area," said Architectural Wood LLC., co-owner, Patrick Driscoll. 
 
Some companies that already export internationally also came, they said that they want to better understand state resources that could help them improve their business. 
 
"I think this is a great opportunity for us to network with other companies that are possibly exporting currently as well as to gain some additional information and insight into our how we can improve our ability to export our products," said Mt. Lumber Company, Chief Operations Officer, George Chesebro.

These local businesses will lean on the West Virginia Dept. of Commerce for resources and information as they expand to the international market.

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