Today on the The Commerce Blog NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons posted a guest entry about our partnership with the Department of Commerce on the New Market Export Initiative (NMEI).

From Jay’s guest blog post:

“The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Department of Commerce are working together to achieve President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2014. The New Market Export Initiative (NMEI) will make it easier for manufacturers to identify new markets, find new customers for their products and grow their business.

Exports are a key part of any competitiveness agenda. Ninety-five percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States. With the right tools and resources, manufacturers can increase their exports and find new customers.”

The NMEI is just one more step in our goal of trying to reach the President’s goal of doubling exports by 2014. If you are interested in the NMEI please contact Janice Corbett at