Statement by the President: Executive Order creating a small business exports task force to help small businesses (10/6/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                           October 6,

                        STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

     I am pleased to sign an Executive Order today creating a Small
Business Exports Task Force to help small businesses, especially those in
underserved communities, participate fully in the benefits of the new
trading arrangements Congress approved this year with China, Africa, and
the Caribbean Basin.  This order will also expand the federal government's
outreach to workers and communities eligible for dislocated worker
assistance, helping them to learn about and take advantage of these
benefits more rapidly. I thank Representative Sheila Jackson Lee for
working so closely with my Administration in developing this Executive
Order, and for championing efforts to translate our expanding trade and
dynamic, new economy into opportunities for small businesses and workers
all across America.


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