Senators Introduce Export Bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte are teaming up to help small businesses make the most of their export opportunities.

The senators on Tuesday reintroduced the bipartisan Small Business Export Growth Act, which is aimed at cutting down on bureaucratic hurdles and giving businesses more exporting assistance.

The senators say the bill builds on the feedback they received from New Hampshire businesses during a field hearing two years ago, and includes provisions that will improve coordination between state and federal resources and will require the Small Business Administration to hold outreach events in each state.

They estimate that only 1 percent of small businesses sell their products into foreign markets.

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