CEO/President Tom Shorma finishes term as North Dakota District Export Council Chairman, Commends Senator Hoeven on budget allocation for rural export assistance, Article in Wahpeton Daily News
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In a press release issued by the North Dakota District Council, Chairman Tom Shorma (CEO/President of WCCO Belting) said the DEC board praised Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) who in mid-December was able to include language in the FY20 Commerce, Justice, Science budget that provides an additional $500,000 to the International Trade Administration Global Markets Division (the U.S. Commercial is housed in this unit) to further its existing rural export assistance capabilities.
The article in the Wahpeton Daily News states:
With all the changes in various trade agreements worldwide, Shorma said, export assistance is vital for success.
“We are proud that North Dakota pioneered this rural export assistance program and with this funding, the program can be rolled out nationally,” Shorma said.
Tom attended his last meeting as Chairman of the DEC on Jan. 16. For the past 16 years, he’s helped the group lobby to expand exports in North Dakota and worked through the launch of the North Dakota Trade Office.