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Christine Gregoire small Christine Gregoire Reflects on Her Accomplishments as Governor of Washington

“Chinese companies will find it easy do business in Washington with the dedicated support of local and state government.” ~Christine Gregoire, outgoing governor of the state of Washington Christine Gregoire served as Washington State’s 22nd governor from 2005 through 2012. Born Christine O’Grady, she was raised in Auburn, Washington by her mother, who worked as …

Adam Smith US Congressman b U.S. Congressman Adam Smith Explains Benefits of Planned Trans-Pacific Partnership

“The way you treat people always matters; and treating them well will be the greatest determinant of your success.” – Adam Smith, US Congressman Adam Smith is US Congressman for the 9th Congressional District in Washington State, USA. He has represented the district for 16 years. District boundaries were redrawn in 2012, so that the …

Thomas Boydell99a Bellevue Offers Some of Best Dynamics for Economic Growth in the U.S., Says Thomas Boydell

“I like making others successful, and honoring what gives them a sense of meaning and pride in their work.” -Thomas Boydell, CEO BellevueCN Thomas Boydell is economic development manager for the City of Bellevue, WA and CEO of BellevueCN. Formerly with Deloitte and Seneca Consulting, Tom has worked in consulting and government for more than 20 …

GoingsCalvin 116W Three SBA Programs that Help Businesses Develop or Expand Export Markets

“A solid business plan, aggressive marketing, and SBA training and certifications can transform and grow a business.” – Calvin W. Goings, Regional Administrator, U. S. Small Business Administration Calvin W. Goings serves as the Regional Administrator (Region 10) for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), leading a national effort to increase small business outreach …

Gary Locke_small Gary F. Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

Gary F. Locke, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, explains the embassy’s efforts to attract Chinese investments to the U.S., as well as emerging opportunities in the technology sectors.

Conrad Lee_small Conrad Lee, Mayor of the City of Bellevue, Washington, USA

Bellevue, WA mayor Conrad Lee reflects on how the City of Bellevue is a leader in forging positive relationships with China in both government and business.