Building on the state’s efforts to help expand international business opportunities for California companies, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently appointed 13 members to the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council, including Gene Hale, who was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Presidents Export Council. Hale is chair of the Presidents SME committee and CEO of G&C equipment and Chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce.
“I am honored to serve on this important council,” said Hale.
“This dynamic group of individuals brings a wealth of experience in international affairs and business development and we are ready to help the Governor and GO-Biz continue to strengthen California’s position in the global economy.”
The California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council advises the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) on strategies to expand international trade and investment for California businesses and assists GO-Biz in identifying foreign markets with the greatest potential for export expansion. The council also aids GO-Biz in developing specific export strategies for those markets – including the state’s top trading partners, Canada, Mexico and China, and emerging markets such as Brazil and India, as well as strategies to attract more job-creating foreign direct investment into the state.