USA InvestCo Principal Chuck Schoninger has accepted a position on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Foreign Trade Promotion Council. The organization was spearheaded by state Representative Rick Catlin, and has selected John G. Hayes, PhD as its First Executive Director. Recently, Dr. Hayes has been the President of the North Carolina World Trade Association, Cape Fear Chapter.
Catlin said, “the idea for the council grew out of a desire to better utilize the global trade resources in NC, both public and private, also to utilize the Port of Wilmington’s foreign trade zone and expanding that to Wilmington International Airport. Foreign trade zones are considered secure areas within the United States but outside U.S. Customs territory, that facilitate trade.”
The Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) is a not for profit 501(C)3 organization, who’s vision is to facilitate the communications and coordination of private, state, local and Federal trade resources to educate private businesses about the opportunities available to grow their business. The goal is to bring all public and private resources together to make North Carolina a leader in international trade.
The FTPC has partnered with the NC Department of Commerce to host a “Go Global Road Show” at the Cape Fear Community College, Union Station Building on March 31st.