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PHA Partners with Pearland Economic Development Corporation in Final Trade Link Educational Workshop of 2015

HOUSTON, Dec. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Port of Houston Authority hosted the final Trade Link workshop of 2015 at the Pearland Economic Development Corporation today.

Hosted by Trade Development Manager Ricardo Arias, the program provided expert insights in port logistics, export documentation and global marketing strategies. The Port Authority was joined by speakers representing the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, the Greater Houston Partnership, ACM Logistics & Consulting Inc. and Adams and Reese LLP.

“We all know how important balanced trade is for the economy of the U.S.,” Arias said. “Through the guidance and assistance of the entities represented by our speakers today, many companies that wouldn’t otherwise export have been granted the opportunity to venture into international commerce.”

The Port of Houston Authority Trade Development Department regularly hosted Trade Link seminars throughout 2015, and plans to continue offering more workshops in 2016.

For more information or to learn how to attend the next Trade Link workshop, contact Port of Houston Authority Trade Development at +1 713-670-2567.

About the Port of Houston Authority

For more than 100 years, the Port of Houston Authority has owned and operated the public wharves and terminals of the Port of Houston – the nation’s largest port for foreign waterborne tonnage and an essential economic engine for the Houston region, the state of Texas, and the nation. It supports the creation of nearly 1.175 million jobs in Texas and 2.7 million jobs nationwide, and economic activity totaling almost $265 billion in Texas – 16 percent of Texas’ total gross domestic product – and more than $617 billion in economic impact across the nation. For more information, visit the Port Authority website at: www.portofhouston.com

CONTACT: Lisa Ashley, Director, Media Relations Office: (713) 670-2644 Cell: (832) 247-8179 E-mail: lashley@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority

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