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SelectUSA Summit

July 01,2016 | By Larry Holt, VP of Business Development and Janelle Houston, Business Development Manager
GPI completed its 8th sales mission of 2016 when Janelle Houston and Larry Holt traveled to DC June 19-21 to join Business Oregon at the SelectUSA Investment Summit. SelectUSA is a U.S. government-wide program housed in the International Trade Administration at the United States Department of Commerce. The investment summit facilitates job-creating business investment into the United States and raises awareness of the critical role that foreign direct investment plays in the U.S. economy.

GPI was joined by economic development professionals from PGE, the Port of Portland, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian reservation and the City of Salem. At the summit, GPI met with 18 companies representing countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America and Australia. In addition, GPI promoted Greater Portland at the Oregon booth and co-hosted a reception featuring Oregon wine and craft beer as part of the traditional State and Territory night. The summit generated three prospects and two leads. 

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