AlabamaNews.net: U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell Holds Trade Summit
Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) is stressing the importance of Alabama exports and pushing for more trade between Alabama and other countries.
Representative Sewell says Alabama's exports create jobs and bring the state money. She brought a prominent trade representative from Washington to make her case.
Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield says the state is making waves when it comes to trade.
"Some of the original staples of Alabama's economy that have been around since our economy began, which are agricultural and forest products remain very important today but we're certainly more diversified today than we ever have been."
United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, President Obama's principal advisor on trade, says Alabama is on the right track.